Blessed By a Broken Heart Premiere New Song, “Shut Up And Rock,” Featuring Dallas Taylor of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

Glam-metal outfit Blessed By a Broken Heart will release their long-awaited new album, Feel the Power, on January 24, the follow-up to 2008’s Pedal to the Metal. In anticipation, the band is proud to unleash its latest single, “Shut up and Rock,” which features a cameo from Dallas Taylor of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, right here right now. Crank the track below, read what frontman Tony Gambino has to say about the song, and let us know what you think in the comments.

REVOLVER What’s the song about?
TONY GAMBINO “Shut Up and Rock,” well, it’s about just downright having a good time! Feeling the music, not letting people or circumstance get you down.

Which part of it did you come up with first? And what was the inspiration?
We came up with the chorus first. It all just sort of came together: We were all sitting in a room recording guitars for it and someone just said it with those hits. We just knew we had to run with it. The inspiration? I’d say, The haters–this one’s for you.

Was this an easy song to write or record?
This was an easy song to write. Like I said, it just sort of came together, like it was meant to be. Now recording it, that’s a different story. We have over 50 vocal tracks on this song. It has the highest notes on the album. So it was a challenge for sure. And even Dallas Taylor came in smack dab in the middle of a tour, sick as a dog, with his voice almost completely gone. But you know what? We pulled it off.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far? What sort of reaction do you want to get from the song?
I think we are getting the reaction that we are looking for. People tend to love it. It seems to be a sweet relief from this copycat serious music you hear all the time. I think the rest of the world will feel the same way.


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  • Zach “The Z Man”

    Love the new song guys! So stoked for the new album. So far it’s rocked my socks off.

  • Stephan

    AMAZING!!!!! I cannot wait for this CD. Easily the most anticipated release this year for me!

  • Matt

    They used fake drums on this record, which is cheating, but the guitar here is awesome.  The song itself is okay.

  • Cooder1

    Most epic song Ive heard from them cant freaking wait to shut up and rock to this album

  • Break Ja Nnick

    matt didnt get the message….

  • Itsbrantar

    @e500615ba3b69650bbba6fa7af4eee95:disqus  Does it really matter if they used fake drums or real drums or fake guitars or real ones? does it matter if it was produced by a bum and recorded in a bathroom. NO it doesn’t the only thing that does is. Do the fans of Blessed like  the song or not. Simple fact is how could you not like this song. It not only adds to there list of amazing songs but brings something new to the table for them. I can only wait for a Sacramento or rather any northern Cali tour. These guys have captured the sensational 80 sound and retrofitted it to the fans of now days, all they can do is go up from here.

  • FDG

    Did they use fake drums then huh??? “Break ja Nnick” what’s the message? Enyway I LOVE this song. Can’t wait to Feel the Power!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Tons of bands use fake drums to minimize the length of the recording process. Plus, it’s not like it’s anything crazy. If their drummer can’t play these parts live, he fucking sucks and they should find someone who can, which is probably everyone ever. A good tune. I can’t stand the guest vocals. The guy was straining so bad and it just killed the vibe temporarely for me. Also, SoundCloud fucks up the mix, so the final version will be better than this. 8/10. Only negative was the guest vocals.

    • Silentthunder89

      Not sure if you’ve ever listened to MATSOD, but that’s pretty much how Dallas Taylor normally sounds. His vox are an acquired taste though, so not everyone is going to like them

  • Elijah411

    I’ve known Ian/ “Slater” their drummer for a long time, I’ve been in bands with him and played shows and such… He can definitely play these drum parts, he’s a boss and these would be a cake walk for him. most studios are just using electronic drums to speed up the recording process, as already mentioned… It saves time on tuning, setting up mics and makes things easier in post production. I guarantee they either just had him play on an electronic set or put triggers on his regular set to save the headache.

  • Extolthechrist

    It was obvious Slater used electronic toms on the last album for a lot of his fills. He might be using electronic percussion on this track, too, but it’s not so obvious. The goal, it sounds like to me, of the production on the new album is to capture the sound of the 80’s but decrease the cheese factor of the last album. Slater does play, and he writes a lot of the music, too.

    • Chris

      Slater was not in the band at the time of recording the last album.

      • Slater

        i wrote alot of this one… no, i was not in the band when P2TM was made. 

  • Justynvynn

    I’m hearing a shitload of similarities to Atreyu’s Blow….

    • guest

      i was thinking the same man, =) haha greetings from colombia

  • B L E S S E D

    There is a difference between real drums and sound replacing drums… The performance is real. I rock hard… so to all the haters… SHUT UP AND ROCK!@SlaterBBABH:twitter 

    • Aj_perretta

      ZING! This song is incredible.

  • Kansas Concerts

    Love it! Like a cross between The Lost Boys and Mad Max if they had their own bands! Jan 24th can’t get here soon enough!

  • Christian

    wow…my face melted 😐 10/10

  • Bones

    It sounds a little like the beginning of “Move Your Body” in the intro.  And way to go Slater!!  

  • Bones

    The keys are definitely present on this track!! 😀 

  • R S Sloan

    Old skool music, with new skool attitude and vocals!  It rawks!