Billy Sheehan and Talas Release First Song in 37 Years
Bass icon Billy Sheehan cut his teeth in Buffalo, New York with the band Talas. Now he’s revealed that the band has a new album coming soon. They’ve released a single titled “Inner Mounting Flame”, which marks the group’s first new music in 37 years. It features vocals from the late Phil Naro, who passed away in May of 2021.
“‘Inner Mounting Flame’ is a bombastic, high-speed chaos of adrenaline that we would often use as our opening song at the live TALAS shows in 1985,” Sheehan shares. “We stayed close to the original arrangement – this was such a blast to record, and Phil sang his ass off on it. The song title came from a very famous fusion band’s album title (The Mahavishnu Orchestra – Inner Mounting Flame), and was our take on what that flame might be about.”
The track is filled out by Mark Miller on drums and Kire Najdovski on guitar. On Facebook, Sheehan also added, “We made it through hell & high water to get this record completed and released. Very special thanks to Mike Faley and everyone at Metal Blade Records for believing in us and allowing us a chance to go back to 1985!!! And supreme gratitude to Russ Mackay and Hugh Syme for their generous and selfless contributions to this endeavor—as well as Scott Bush, Lisa Inzana, and a hundred others.”
We’ll share more details of the new Talas record as they become available.