peelander-z_1Japanese (by way of Brooklyn) band Peelander-Z describe themselves as an “action comic punk band.” As you can tell by looking at the band shot, they don’t take themselves seriously. Referring to themselves only by their colors, the band state that those aren’t costumes, but skin. For their eighth album, Metalander-Z, the band have chosen to branch out into, as you might have gotten by now, metal. The album, which was released on September 10th, filters the band’s punk energy towards ’80s hair metal and riff rock.

Citing albums like Cinderella’s Night Songs, Def Leppard’s Pyromania, Motley Crue’s Too Fast For Love and Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast as inspiration, the band have created an album that sounds nothing like any of them. When asked to describe the album’s sound, Peelander-Yellow simply described it as “For beautiful hair metals!” You can tell the band has a genuine love of ’80s metal via the album, even though you can tell that the band’s playing outside of their usual genre.

Metal Insider is cautiously excited to bring you “Metal Man” as a free download. If you like what you hear, you can pick up Metalander-Z here.