Steel Panther Heavy Metal Rules album coverThat Heavy Metal Rules opens with the most well-known clip from Heavy Metal Parking Lot tells you all you need to know about Steel Panther: obvious, unabashed and self-aware, these last-men-standing of the Sunset Strip will not be killed. Which is a powerful reminder.

Some principles and pastimes never go out of style. Getting turnt, mashing tongues, driving fast, blowing out your eardrums, breaking up, passing out, waking up, and doing it all again is a lifestyle that spans generations and cultures, which is more than you can say for CrossFit. It might not be pretty, but it is loud, making Heavy Metal Rules a record for the age.

Heavy Metal Rules by Steel Panther is out September 27 via Sony.

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