PSYCHOSEXUAL, the band featuring former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer on vocals, has dropped the new single, “Devil From Hell”.
A distorted twang gives way to his dusky baritone as Spencer announces: “I have only one burning desire…to set this motherfucking world on fire” before exploding into a powder keg of a chorus.
“It announces we’re basically coming here to kill it as much as we can,” Spencer shares about the track. “I found my own way and made my stance. This is the best way to introduce the world to this band. We’re ready to make a fucking wave.”
The song will appear on the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, due out this spring.
Earlier this month, Spencer spoke to “Drag The Waters: The Pantera Podcast” about his decision to remove all the previously released music and videos from PSYCHOSEXUAL ahead of the arrival of “Devil From Hell”.
“When you make records, they’re like snapshots in time,” Jeremy explained. “We made the first thing pretty fast, and I just threw it out independently. And we had started the next record right away, and ‘Devil From Hell’ happened. And I’m, like, ‘Fuck, man. I really like this. I wish this would have been the first thing that we dropped.’ So it’s, like, you know what? Nobody even really knows much about the other music, which I do like, but I think this is more appropriate of where we kind of wanna debut; this is what I wanted to be the first thing. So it’s kind of like a reboot — we’re starting over. I’ll release the other music down the road again, but this second record will technically be our first. [Laughs]”
Regarding “Devil From Hell”, Jeremy said: “It’s a little different than the previous material that we’ve been working on. It’s a little heavier. We do all kinds of stuff — it’s not just metal or whatever; it’s kind of eclectic. But this one’s definitely a stomper. I’m pretty happy with it. The video turned out really cool too.”
Spencer, who handles lead vocals in PSYCHOSEXUAL, also addressed the negative reaction the band’s early music videos received from the FIVE FINGER fans, some of whom were turned off by the new project’s theatrical presentation and goth-flavored sound.
“That’s okay,” Jeremy said. “Not everyone’s gonna dig what you do. I mean, it’s how it is in DEATH PUNCH too; we would release stuff, and you get hated on. You can’t please everyone. We always made records for ourselves, and then you hope people like it. You can’t control it. And we were fortunate enough to have a large fanbase that did appreciate what we did. And I think we’ll find the audience for this as well. It’s not for everyone, but I’m doing what I love to do, and I’m a big fan of theatrics. I do like goth music, I do love metal. I’m gonna put it all in a blender, [and] it’s gonna be a lot of fun. And I hope that people wanna join us on the journey. And when we finally get to play freakin’ shows, hopefully people can come out and have a good time and see what we’re all about.”
PSYCHOSEXUAL released their debut album, “Torch The Faith”, last July. It was co-produced by Spencer and Shawn McGhee (DROWNING POOL) and released via Spencer’s 6eX Records. The debut premiered at No. 150 on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching No. 5 on the Hard Music Albums, No. 12 on Top New Artist Albums and No. 30 on Current Rock Albums.