Brisbane’s Swing Metal Powerhouse BARRELHOUSE Release New Single ‘Ride Of Life’

Brisbane’s Swing Metal Quartet Barrelhouse have just released their crushing new single ‘Ride of Life’. This hard hitting track is a perfect encapsulation of the four piece’s unique concoction of Swing Music and Heavy Metal masterfully layered in its sharpness and precision. With energetic riffs, swinging grooves and powerful vocals, ‘Ride of Life’ proves that Barrelhouse are masters of their signature sonic infusion.

Guitarist Jim Pagotto speaks on the new single “Ride of Life’ is essentially a heavy blues shuffle riff. The whole focus of our writing process for Barrelhouse has been infusing predominantly swing era musical vibes with metal but we’re also throwing some blues, funk and even Bossa Nova elements into the mix in future singles.”

Coming off a successful release of their debut single ‘ Big Cheese’ which saw Barrelhouse make their mark on the Alternative-Metal Realm, ‘Ride of Life’ is the epitome of a strong follow up, making it clear that they are here to stay. Effortlessly combining heavy metal songwriting and tones with the grooves and energy of a 1930s Swing Venue, Barrelhouse present an exciting new sound for lovers of heavy music with a taste of period and prohibition era sure to leave a lasting impression!

‘Ride of Life’ is Out Now on all major distribution platforms via

Written by Barrelhouse
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Kalen Austin Productions
Music Video by Red Tape Pictures
Photography by Kia Price
Artwork by Kia Price


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