Influences & Essentials: ANGUS McSIX

After the heroic death of Prince Angus, hope seemed to be fading for Scotland and the whole galaxy. But our mighty hero has fought his way back into the world of the living and presents, as ANGUS McSIX, the debut album, ANGUS McSIX and the Sword of Power, released via Napalm Records. The new band, featuring ANGUS McSIX (Thomas Winkler, vocals), arch demon Seebulon (Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann, guitar, bass), Nordic muscle berserker Skaw! (Manu Lotter, drums) and the beautiful queen of the Lazer-Amazons, Thalestris (Thalia Bellazecca, guitar), contains adventures of unprecedented proportions within it. Risen from the realm of the dead, ANGUS McSIX is the last hope to free Scotland and mankind from all evil.


Electric Callboy: “Hypa Hypa”

Electric Callboy stands for good times and partying, and “Hypa Hypa” is a prime example of this. With Angus McSix, we wanted to go into a more party focused direction than with our previous bands. It was a very welcome change that everyone in Angus McSix agreed on. Seeb wrote “Ride to Hell” as a joke at first, but Thomas thought it sounded so good that it became one of the leading singles from the album. The “Dub-Dub” chant-along part especially reminds me of Electric Callboy and was proven to be the best thing to happen at our debut live shows.

AC/DC: “Thunderstruck”

This iconic song from the most iconic hard rock band in history was always a favorite for everyone in the band to shout along to. Since the main character in our story is called Angus, it was predestined for a reference to AC/DC. The intro riff of our song “Starlord of the Sixtus Stellar System” is an homage to Thunderstruck’s intro, but there are also a few easter eggs hidden in the lyrics.

Orden Ogan: “Gunman”

This Orden Ogan song shows the development and growth of Seeb’s songwriting from his old band. Even if Angus McSix is generally very different from Orden Ogan, the production style of our songs is guided by the background of Seeb, and therefore his best work with Orden Ogan.


Master of the Universe” 

The first lead single from our debut is a connection piece between the previous works of Thomas and introduced the world to his upgraded character, Angus McSix. The pre-chorus underlines the level up with its iconic lyrics, followed by a hymn-like chorus that will be an audience favorite for the coming decades.

Ride to Hell”

This song features the most electronic elements of any Angus McSix song and stands out as a live banger already with its chant-along parts. Classic old school metal fans might hate it, and that’s why we love it.

Laser-Shooting Dinosaur”

This song features a part where we have a real dinosaur dancing on stage. It doesn’t get much better than that!