Crippled Black Phoenix: Painful Reminder

Reliable dark rockers, Crippled Black Phoenix, are still fresh from the release of their very good latest album, Ellengæst, which they now follow with a unique new single release.

It can't be better laid out than in the band's own words: "The first thing we’re doing after Ellengæst is a special single. A cover version of the classic SNFU song Painful Reminder. And it features new vocalist/lyricist Joel Segerstedt. He joins the band to be the male voice and the contrast to Belinda Kordic in the female/male dynamic which is now an integral part of the CBP sound. Being a Stockholm resident, it seems all the more serendipitous that we find each other. And after hearing his vocal talent in his other band The Open Up And Bleeds, we knew Joel could be the missing piece of the jigsaw."

SNFU was a great hardcore punk band active from the early 1980s until the late 2010s, led by Mr. Chi Pig aka Ken Chinn who died last year at the age of 57.

"This release is a way of introducing Joel to our crowd while at the same time, paying tribute to the SNFU vocalist Mr Chi Pig," the band's statement continues. "The song was already on the shortlist of cover song ideas Justin (Greaves) keeps in his pocket, but now was the time to do it because of the sad passing of Chi Pig in 2020. It seemed the right thing to pay our respects to a talented and underrated singer/lyricist and unique character in the punk rock world."

Band photo courtesy of Season of Mist

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