Fresh off the road from their first U.S. tour in years, Los Angeles rock band 96 BITTER BEINGS has dropped a brand new single, ‘Wish Me Dead’, from their highly-anticipated second full-length album, “Synergy Restored“, that’s due on November 4th from Nuclear Blast.
Founding songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller says of the song:
“At some point in their lives, many of us come face to face with that special someone that actually puts more time and effort into attempting to get us to fail than they do into trying to succeed themselves. Jealousy is so baffling because it is too transparent of an emotion to deny. There’s nothing else you can call it…whether you are the recipient or the one dishing it out.
We knocked it out of the park on ‘Wish Me Dead‘. Instantly you recognize that classic CKY sound; and a song I am this proud of has only come around once or twice in my whole life.”
‘Wish Me Dead‘ Visualizer:
Stream the band’s previously released single, ‘Vaudeville’s Revenge‘: https://bfan.link/96BB-VaudevillesRevenge
Years in the making, 96 BITTER BEINGS’Synergy Restored is 11 songs of relentless power and vibe. Four-on-the-floor, fuzzy and visceral, proper rock n’ roll made by an actual band, rather than a bunch of over-processed samples and otherwise stale shenanigans. Songs like ‘Vaudeville’s Revenge‘, ‘90 Car Pile-Up‘, and ‘Wish Me Dead‘ offer vivid reminders of the truth-telling prowess of guitars, bass, and drums. Miller is on fire, weaponizing the same knack for memorable musical epiphanies behind projects like FOREIGN OBJECTS, WORLD UNDER BLOOD and CKY.
“Synergy Restored” Tracklisting:
1. Vaudeville’s Revenge
2. Wish Me Dead
3. Fire Skyline
4. Throw Yourself Inside
5. 90 Car Pile Up
6. Bedtime Story
7. Bloodrock Mania
8. Slither Away
9. Taken By Surprise
10. Adios Amigo
11. Conditioned Or Unconditional
About 96 BITTER BEINGS:
Deron Miller gives his life to the riff. Unrestrained by industry expectations and genre limitations, the boundlessly prolific guitarist and voice behind multiple beloved projects is best known as the founder, frontman, and songwriter in CKY. His authentic and effortlessly hooky heavy rock obsession returns with 96 BITTER BEINGS. Reinvigorated and ready to rumble all over again, Miller roars back with the same reverence for riffage that made underground hits out of CKY anthems like “Flesh Into Gear,” “Escape from Hellview,” and “Disengage the Simulator” from 1998 till 2011.
The familiar warmth, feel, groove, and unapologetic honesty which drove the song “96 Quite Bitter Beings” to 54 million streams (on Spotify alone) permeates the pair of albums unleashed by 96BB.
A successful crowdfunding campaign saw Miller, guitarist Kenneth Hunter, bassist Shaun Luera and Shaun’s brother, drummer Tim, conjure up 2018’s Camp Pain in limited release. North American touring followed, wrapping up shortly before the COVID-19 shutdowns.
“After CKY and a short break, I decided to continue, without changing the sound,” Miller explains. “Because that’s what I do. It’s what I love to do and what people say I do well. All of the guys who got in the band with me are great musicians. And each of them is hungry. They have priorities and ambitions about being in a rock band, no matter the grim state of pop music out there. If we can bring rock and metal back to the mainstream, in some way, that’s the dream.”
96 BITTER BEINGS Lineup:
Deron Miller – Vocals/Guitar
Kenneth Hunter – Guitar
Shaun Luera – Bass
Tim Luera – Drums