US powerhouse Tragedy promises another all metal tribute to The Bee Gees and beyond with its first release on Napalm Records, Disco Balls to the Wall, a collection of new masters, new mixes and some all-new recordings of TRAGEDY’s most beloved songs, out July 30. Prepare your air guitars and get the party started!
Following up on their enjoyably bombastic take on the Grease soundtrack classic “You’re The One That I Want”, NYC-based Tragedy swirls the spirit of disco with red-hot heavy metal on their second remastered single, “Stayin’ Alive” (The Bee Gees). The song was originally released on Tragedy’s album The Joy Of Sex (2017) and supported by a hilarious music video with several nods to the 1970s classic movie, Saturday Night Fever. The video stars comedian/musician Dave Hill (Witch Taint, Last Week Tonight) in the Travolta role of Tony Manero, and also features the cabaret dance troupe, The Love Show, and of course, Tragedy. Shot on location at the Knitting Factory and on the streets of Brooklyn, this entertaining romp is a 3 1/2 minute tale of a disco dreamer who finds his true love of metal on the dance floor. This is the pure genius of Tragedy – merging the sex-appeal of disco with the mania of heavy metal, and forging an entirely new genre of disco-metal in the process.
“This song and video represents so many awesome things about what is arguably the world’s greatest city, New York, and inarguably the world’s greatest band, Tragedy. NYC and Tragedy are a melting pot of energy, creativity…and insanity. We’ve brought together these warring worlds – disco and metal – and forged an invincible musical and cultural alliance. Travolta struts. Massive riffs. Tight pants. Lush harmonies. Is it disco? Is it metal? Yes. Yes, it is,” says the band about the song.