The Meteors started twenty-five years ago as a reaction against the soft rockabilly that was popular at that time and they have now evolved to become the acknowledged "Kings of Psychobilly".
Their audience has continually expanded, and includes not just psychobillies, but everybody from rockabillies and punks, to bikers, and most alternatives. They are the original creators of Psychobilly Music, and although they have spawned hundreds of imitations, The Meteors are proud to be the only pure Psychobilly band ever. Their songs are inspired by their personal experiences and interests; Horror, Perversion, and Death in general. They list their hobbies as motorbikes, Rock’n’Roll, and burying the living; amongst their heroes are Michael Myers, Charles Manson and Mark Chapman the man who shot John Lennon.
They have now made no less than 40 official albums, and countless singles, not to mention dozens of compilations and re-issues. Many were made in their own recording studio, "In Heaven” a fully working pro studio used by 100’s of bands including some very famous household names and lead-man Paul Fenech has also released six successful solo albums. (They have also featured in many films and numerous TV shows) Worldwide sales have increased steadily over the years, and they have toured almost continuously to support these releases.
Their live show is wild and addictive, (they have done it over thousands of times in fact this year passing their four thousand five hundredth) and has been seen in just about every country in the world, including Japan, several tours of America, and every major city in Europe and Scandinavia even spending a sell out week in Israel, Everybody is welcome at a Meteors show, and the band make a point that The Meteors Live is a political or religious free zone. People should come to enjoy the music, and to wreck if they are brave enough! It's wild and sweaty, but nobody gets seriously hurt.
They are supported by a flourishing fan base, with thousands of supporters worldwide, who are kept in touch by the website http://www.kingsofpsychobilly.com
which is updated daily with tours, band news and new merchandise, and there are several internet web sites devoted to them. And they receive daily e-mail from fans from the 4 corners of the earth. Although there have been line-up changes over the years, (Paul Fenech being the only original member) the search for the perfect combination is now over. The Meteors are a known name, experienced, professional working band, with an established audience. Their most recent release is “These Evil Things” which has been very well received by press & audience around the world.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Band and they will be out there doing what they do best Blasting around the world playing their
World famous live show and taking on all comers
Whatever you do don’t forget
Only The Meteors Are Pure Psychobilly
"The Meteors have cared little for trends or fashions, which surely goes some way in showing the reason they have been able to deliver groundbreaking work with such consistency, ever since their debut album 'In Heaven', to their latest crazed offering 'These Evil Things'.
Currently enjoying phenomenal success in the United States, The Meteors will be showing exactly why they have been described as nothing less than dangerous.
Under the direction of lead singer and guitarist P.Paul Fenech, The Meteors took the basics of 1950's Rockabilly and injected it with such ‘punked up’ venom that it could only be called one thing - Psychobilly." - Carling Academy