HANGMAN’S CHAIR – contribute theme song “Judge Penitent” to Joey Starr’s podcast ‘Gang Stories’

Known for traversing borders and experimenting with contradictions and taboos, HANGMAN’S CHAIR recently contributed track ‘Judge Penitent’ to rap legend JOEYSTARR‘s Deezer France exclusive podcast ‘Gang Stories’. Shedding light on the incredible lives of gang chiefs and shady personalities of the criminal underworld, the podcast deals with the dark side of humanity – and HANGMAN’S CHAIR managed to artfully portray this dark atmosphere and put this into music.

Stream or download the song here:

The band states about “Judge Penitent”:
“We are thrilled to contribute to the Gang Stories Podcast by JoeyStarr. It’s a podcast that tells the journey of people with incredible destinies, such as the Crips’ Stanley “Tookie” Williams, or the gang chief of Rio, William Da Silva Lima, and many more, all narrated by JoeyStarr.
For the 5th season, we have written a song, but also the theme music to accompany the exploration of the darker side of the human soul and the discovery of the great outdoors via the history of Maurice “Mom” Boucher of the Quebec Hells Angels.
It is a very special song to us, it’s one that sums up all of our different elements, and one that we feel portrays the atmosphere of such a unique tale.
If you have already listened to Gang Stories, you know the gist of it: every society has the criminals it deserves.
A huge thank you to JoeyStarr and Deezer for their trust and for giving us the chance to play a part in such a project.”

Podcast host JoeyStarr adds:
“If you listen to the Gang Stories podcast, you know the gist of it: every society has the criminals it deserves.
In the 5th season, I’m taking you on the roads of North America to tell you the story of Maurice “Mom” Boucher and of the Quebec Hells Angels.
Bikers’ road trips have always been soundtracked by the drum beats and saturated guitars from the Beat Generation, with a dose of psychedelic rock and heavy metal.
To create the music for this season, calling on Hangman’s Chair seemed like an obvious choice. These guys are used to taking us through dark atmospheres, which isn’t that easy in France. There’s no better fit to help us delve into the dark sides of the human soul and explore the great outdoors.”

The band recently announced the release of their new album “A Loner” to be out on February 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. 
The album is the sixth record of the Parisienne outlet balancing confidently between the wilful sound of intensive new wave influences and modern rock.
Preorder your copy of “A Loner” here:


09/12 – Lyon (FR) – Rock N Beat
10/12 – Audincourt (FR) – Le Moloco

11/02 – Issy les Moulineaux (FR) – Le Réacteur 
12/02 – Chelles (FR) – Les Cuizines
16/02 – Strasbourg (FR) – La Laiterie (w/ ALCEST)
17/02 – Hamburg (DE) – Gruenspan (w/ ALCEST)
18/02 – Leeuwarden (NL) – Neushoorn (w/ ALCEST)
20/02 – Göteborg (SE) – Pustervik (w/ ALCEST)
21/02 – Oslo (NO) – Vulkan Arena (w/ ALCEST)
22/02 – Stockholm (SE) – Berns (w/ ALCEST)

14/03 – Rennes (FR) – L’Étage (w/ ALCEST)
15/03 – Toulouse (FR) – Le Rex (w/ ALCEST)
16/03 – Madrid (SP) – Shoko (w/ ALCEST)
17/03 – Barcelona (SP) – Apolo 1 (w/ ALCEST)
18/03 – Montpellier (FR) – Victoire 2 (w/ ALCEST)

07/04 – Bethune (FR) – Le Poche
08/04 – Paris (FR) – Le Trabendo 
09/04 – Metz (FR) – Les Trinitaires 

03/06 – Gdansk (PL) – Mystic Festival
23/06 – Clisson (FR) – Hellfest
26/06 – Clisson (FR) – Hellfest (collab with RLHT)

HANGMAN’S CHAIR, formed in 2005 in Paris, are one of the most unique sounding Doom Rock bands currently active. Through the years, they have found and fine-tuned their own sonic brand, somewhere at the crossroads between Type O Negative, Life Of Agony and Sisters of Mercy, to name a few, mixed with a certain street credibility connected to the group’s roots in hardcore. Each album takes its strength and essence from the band members’s life experiences, which they portrait with unflinching honesty. Whether it is the loss of band members, drug overdoses or the hardships of living in suburban Paris, all those human emotions resonate within each of their songs asthey embrace the darkness and transform it into something beautiful, heavy and melancholic.

Julien Chanut – Guitar
Cédric Toufouti – Guitar, Vocals
Mehdi Thepegnier – Drums
Clément Hanvic – Bass

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