MARSHALL GILL (BLACKBALLED): “I Feel That Music Nowadays, It Almost Doesn’t Take A Risk At All”


British Blues Rock Trio Blackballed released their third full length album Elephant in the Room on July 24, 2020. Blackballed is the side project of New Model Army guitarist Marshall Gill. Gill and company have been building their base since their inception in 2012 with enthusiastic live performances and festival appearances. Metal Express Radio had the chance to catch up with Marshall Gill on a quiet rainy day in England. Gill expounds on the new Blackballed album, the touring challenges in our locked down society, and one of the problems with rock bands today.

Elephant in the Room Mini Review

Marshall Gill knows his way around down and dirty Blues-based riffs and he is not afraid to show it. Elephant in the Room is a mixture of modern fuzzy Blues and the classic Blues you’d expect to hear at a Jazz club. Blackballed even goes beyond that with some 70s psychedelica and a slight twist of late 90s Foo Fighters. The songwriting is not overly complicated and deals with tales of hard luck, with pleas and hopes of future redemption. Stand out tracks: “When the Devil Calls,” “Another Lonely Day,” “Flesh and Bone.” 8.8/10 — George Dionne


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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