The Fearless Vampire Killers

You've seen them live, now you can own their album, The Fearless Vampire Killers have released their debut album, ' Batmania'. With their November debut album launch now over, the high school band can get back to what they love – rock ‘n' roll!


For what started off as demo tracks for the boys are now what you will hear on their first album. " We started off playing some demo songs and they ended up being so good, we thought let's release an album," lead vocalist, Sean Ainsworth said.


The explosive passion and raw talent that The Fearless Vampire Killers display on the stage is something they wanted to capture for 'Batmania'. "We wanted the album to sound like a live show and [tried to] recreate as much as we could," Sean said. So where did they get the band name?


Contrary to the popular uprising of vampires in Hollywood, the band didn't chose the name The Fearless Vampire Killers because of the recent vampiric craze, rather because of an old movie that played back in 1967. But Sean admits that the recent hype hasn't hurt the bands popularity.


" I remember asking the guys, what do you think of this?" Sean laughed. " We thought because the name was so long it would fill up the entire page, but it sort of works!"


'Batmania', two years in the making, follows the success of their previous singles, The Fearless Vampire Killers EP (Jan 2009), Loaded Gun (Oct 2009), For You and Me (Apr 2011) and Tell Me What You're Trying to Say (Aug 2011).


The bands' love for Melbourne led The Fearless Vampire Killers (Seán Ainsworth on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Jacob McGuffie on bass guitar, Justin Olsson on drums and Al Marx on lead guitar) to launch their debut album in the city " Batmania", known today as Melbourne. " Melbourne was Batmania, and we all love Melbourne," Sean said. " We were throwing [album] names around for a while and Batmania as an album name tied in with vampires and bats and all."


For ' Batmania' the backbone of inspiration came from the 1960s. The rock ‘n' roll era was something the band worked hard to incorporate. " We wanted it to be epic, and dramatic," Sean said.


Lars Stalfors handled the production of ' Batmania', and The Fearless Vampire Killers are hopeful that the involvement of Stalfors will open doors for future festival performances by the band. " We want to get involved in festivals and eventually get over to the States," Sean said. With the release of their debut album over the future is bright for The Fearless Vampire Killers. Until then though...


"We're going to have a few drinks and see where the night takes us!"

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