One Bad Son took time to make “Made in the Name of Rock and Roll”


A lot can happen in a year. Saskatoon based rock band One Bad Son are eager to  return  to Lethbridge, Oct. 29  at Average Joes with a semi- new bassist and a new record in hand.

One Bad Son’s Shane Volk. Photo by Richard Amery
“ Made In the Name of Rock and Roll” will officially be released on Oct. 13, but “Raging Bull,” a new song they tested out in Lethbridge during their last show  here has already  reached number one on the charts with  the second single“Scream For Me,” is already heading up the charts.

“It’s not even out yet and it’s already our best album yet because we have a number one hit,” enthused  new Calgary resident, frontman Shane Volk, rehearsing with the rest of the band in Saskatoon.

“So It’s been good. We recorded half of it in Vancouver and the other half in Toronto with Gavin Brown, who has worked with  Three Days  Grace and Billy Talent and metric. He really got our songwriting and performance to the next level,” Volk added.

“ We took a bit longer to do this one but it sure worked,” he continued.

 One Bad Son welcomed aboard new bassist  Steve Adams as well.
“ (Adam) Granty left the band in the summer so we hired Steve and took him to Germany. We‘ve known hm for years. He used to play with us in the early days. So he’s been really good,” Volk continued, noting  the band has been touring non stop since their last visit  to Lethbridge, last December.

“ We’re touring for two, two and a half months  until Christmas. It starts in Red Deer and Lethbridge is third on the list that should be good. Lethbridge audiences are so supportive and rowdy, he said, noting they will tour western Canada first, followed by Eastern Canada then return to Saskatchewan for Christmas.

“And we’ll end in Saskatoon like we always do and recharge for Christmas,” he continued.

“Then we hope to go back to Germany and the United Kingdom in the new year.

“That was our first time in Germany. We had great audiences there. We got some great response,” he continued.
They are looking forward  to Lethbridge.

“We’ll be playing  a lot of music from the new record. And, as usual it will be big and loud, but with a slightly different visual aspect. It will be so cool to be in Lethbridge when we have a new record out. We’ll have some of them there. They will be available where ever you get records these days, iTunes, Spotify,” he said.

 The show begins at 8 p.m., Oct 29 with Edmonton  erotic rock band Whale and the Wolf. Tickets are $25 in advance.


— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:31 )