BPMD stands for the names of the metal supergroup’s members — singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill, MVP drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Mark Menghi of Metal Allegiance and guitarist Phil Demmel of Machine Head. But what BPMD really stand for is the classic ’70s rock of Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, Blue Öyster Cult and Grand Funk Railroad — all of whom they furiously turbocharge on this undiluted, undisputed blast from the FM rock past. Crank it up until your teenagers leave home for good.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “It’s evident within the initial seconds of BPMD’s American Made, as the legendary Bobby Blitz chants the introductory lyrics to Ted Nugent’s Wang Dang Sweet Poontang in his signature skyscraper-high howl, that he and his equally iconic bandmates — drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Mark Menghi and guitarist Phil Demmel — are here to have a damn good time. Featuring 10 unforgettable rock classics reimagined as heavy bangers, American Made is a party on wax. Tracks such as the raucous Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith) and rager-ready Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (ZZ Top) prove that BPMD not only manages to capture the essence of each original track on the album, but skillfully transforms each classic into an unforgettable metallic anthem for a new age. The seasoned quartet flex their musical muscles on renowned classics such as Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd), We’re an American Band (Grand Funk) and Walk Away (James Gang), and introduce a whole new heavy generation to deeper cuts like blues standard Evil and Never In My Life (Mountain). Channeling nostalgia while maintaining a fresh attitude, American Made is a summer soundtrack for all ages!”