2019 has seen the cult of The Neptune Power Federation spread across the globe like a psychedelic virus. Led by their mesmerising frontwoman The Imperial Priestess the band ignited Europe on their first tour of the continent, highlighted by a scene stealing performance at the Hell Over Hammaburg festival in Germany in March. Italian record label Cruz Del Sur signed them backstage at that event and released their 4th album Memoirs Of A Rat Queen in September 2019.
The new album is a collection of stories told by the Priestess from her various lives throughout human history. From accusations of witchcraft during the depths of the black plague in Medieval Germany, to revolutionary bloodletting in France, to taking a lover in a boogie van at a Maryland Judas Priest concert in 1986, her amazing tales are revealed for the first time to modern ears. Each tale is given robust musical support by her backing band, a collection of weathered heroes from the Australian punk and metal underground whose past lives have been forgotten since being spellbound by the Imperial Priestess.
Memoirs Of A Rat Queen
on Cruz Del Sur Records
"This appeals to metal heads, punks and alternative freaks likewise - world class!"
- Deaf Forever Magazine
"From the opening bars on track one, you know these folks are for real"
- Decibel Magazine
"There’s polished hard rock, psychedelic noodling, face-melting solos, stirring spoken word interludes, shimmering choirs and gruff growling – often all within the space of a single song."
- Metal Hammer
"At the center of the action is front woman Loz Sutch, who looks like a mixture of earth witch, gloomy priestess and rock'n'roll bitch (whose) vocals infatuate with hallucinogenic contemplation"
- Rock Hard Magazine
"Like Turbonegro after an amyl nitrate rendezvous with Manowar in a men's changeroom. It's stoner with a boner."
"The Neptune Power Federation seem to improve each release when it seems near impossible"
- Overdrive Magazine
"The pipes on new vocalist, Screaming Loz Sutch: the addition of a female voice - and a stunning one at that - adding a more psychedelic bent to the expected Sabbath, Crowley-obsessed Zeppelin, and basic AC/DC-isms"
- Uber Rock
"70s inspired Black Sabbath riffs and a psychedelic and hypnotic vocal and rhythm section that threatens to transport the listener to another time and place"
- Heavy Magazine
"Like Wolfmother on fast acting hallucinogens"
- 100% Rock Magazine