Bang Camaro was formed in 2005 in Boston as a reaction to the 80s pop movement occurring at the time by bands like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Interpol. If those bands waxed nostalgic about Joy Division, who was going to represent the equally powerful Def Leppards and Skid Rows?
Quickly boosted by their live performances and inclusion in the widely popular rhythm games Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Bang Camaro hit the road. They toured the US and Canada for five straight years, while also appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the cover of Billboard, and guitar magazines hailing them for their resurgence of guitar oriented rock. Alas, all things come to an end, and Bang Camaro played their last live show in 2012.
Ten years later, James Gunn tapped Bang Camaro to use their song “Push Push (Lady Lightning)” in the trailer and episode for his upcoming HBO series “Peacemaker.” Alejandro Necochea, Bryn Bennett, and Dave Riley ended up talking about how to deal with this surprise request, and even more importantly, started talking about music again.
In a few short months, they wrote a collection of new Bang Camaro songs and started the recording process. This has resulted in Bang Camaro III with songs both reminiscent of their earlier work, as well as pushing the limit of what the world’s only gang vocal based metal band had done previously. Their first single “Too Fast to Fall in Love” will be released to all streaming services on Thursday, December 1st.
Out today: BANG CAMARO III (9/22/2023)