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Debut album ‘Swallow’


'Swallow' lyric video:


The debut album from ex Heavy Pettin's Gary Moat & Burnt Out Wreck was released Spring 2017.

'Swallow' is a huge slice of full on, punchy classic hard rock with guitar riffs galore! Released on TRHRC through Cherry Red Records, this album is every bit as good as you would expect from one of Scotland's original rock n rollers, Gary Moat.

'Swallow' is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious), mastered by Pete Maher

(U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc.) and is set for a February 2017 release.



“Moat proves that neither he nor his band mates live up their moniker, but are a re-energised

musical force. One of the highlight sets of the weekend”.


“These guys play a raunchy, groove laden melodic rock sound. Drawing on the recently released album, Moat demonstrated why these guys merit a shot on the bigger stage with his superb voice”. ROCK POSER

“Classic 80’s style classic rock at its best with these guys”.


“This damn find hard rock, unashamedly pre-nineties and all the better for it”.


“It’s the kind of album that just sticks in your psyche as you spin it while not totally concentrating. You find yourself coming back to it time and time again”.



“Gary is the vocalist of Burn Out Wreck and for a man who plied his trade as a drummer, he has one of the best rock voices I’ve heard for years. If you love Classic

Hard Rock mixed with some Southern Blues and you have a hankering for AC/DC, UFO, Rhino Bucket,

and Thunder that’s brilliant played, with chorus’s catchier than chlamydia, and some lyrics straight

out of the David Coverdale book of sexual innuendo, then Burnt Out Wreck are going to have you dribbling in places you didn’t know dribbled. Welcome back, Gary. Even if you are annoyingly talented.”


“This is a hugely enjoyable album that can be consumed in large quantities”. MOSHVILLE TIMES



For Burnt Out Wreck, Gary Moat has traded the back in the day drum stool for the microphone and the opportunity to front his own, unpretentious old school, classic guitar-rock outfit.


Following the disbandment of Scottish rockers Heavy Pettin, Gary kept himself busy by writing songs and performing and developing his vocal style with, first, Mother’s Ruin (who rose from the late 80s ashes of Heavy Pettin in 1991) and, latterly, Burnt Out Wreck.


Mother’s Ruin had a few years’ hiatus until 2011 when the band supported Duff McKagan and played both HRH Ibiza and the Bulldog Bash, to great review and interest.


In 2014 Gary concentrated even more on song writing.

Mother’s Ruin morphed in to studio project Burn Out Wreck (and 2017’s attention grabbing debut album Swallow) before becoming a fully-fledged, high-energy guitar band in their own rock and roll right, featuring Gary (songwriter, vocals, guitars, studio drums), fellow Scott Alex Carmichael (La Paz) on bass, rhythm and lead guitarist Miles Goodman and drummer Paul Gray.


The band have since performed a large number of headline shows, added more fans through significant support slots (Pete Way Band, Anvil among many others) and played extremely well-received sets at notable events including Bon Fest, The Great British Rock and Blues Festival and WinterStorm (the latter to a set ending crowd chant of “one more song!”).


2019’s This is Hell, featuring the dark-edged title track and the rock and roll fun of ‘Paddywack’ (both released as singles), was an even bigger and better received album; music journalists and music reviewers waxed lyrical in the most positive of rock voices.


While compared frequently to Bon Scott and Marc Storace, which he takes as the highest voiced compliment, Gary has his own imitable vocal style, which suits the high energy, rock and roll swagger and anthemic nature of the Burnt Out Wreck songs.


In short, Rock Ain’t Dead, it just has a different name.


Ross Muir


The album is released on TRHRC and is available on:

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BURNT OUT WRECK released their new album 'This Is Hell' on 11th October 2019
































Second single 'Positive' is recently released & you can check out the lyric video for first single 'Dead or

Alive' here:


'This Is Hell' sees the band ratcheting up the pace with this foot stomping, ball busting hard rock album that'll give the best of them a run for their money!

Quote from Gary Moat: "This is Hell, the title says it all. It’s a hard hitting, fast paced and more focused

album. It’s an angry set of songs that follows on in the same vein as Swallow, but a bigger sound. It has drained me mentally and physically, made in eleven days start to finish, I cracked the whip on the entire band & they agreed it was worth it!"


Burnt Out Wreck are: Gary Moat - Lead Vocals, Alex Carmichael - Bass, Paul Gray - Drums

Andy McLaughlan - Guitar Richard Upsom - Guitar 


Tracklisting for 'This Is Hell':

1. Dead or Alive

2. Positive

3. Paddywack

4. Headfuck

5. Guitars Electrified

6. This Is Hell

7. Rock Hard Sticky Sweet

8. Just A Dog

9. Snow Falls Down


Recorded and Mixed at Liscombe Park Studios, Soulbury

Mixed by Steve Rispin, produced by Gary Moat & mastered by Pete Maher


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“Moat proves that neither he nor his band mates live up their moniker, but are a re-energised musical force"


These guys play a raunchy, groove laden melodic rock sound. Drawing on the recently released album, Moat demonstrated why these guys merit a shot on the bigger stage with his superb voice”. ROCKPOSER

“Classic 80’s style classic rock at its best with these guys”. MYGLOBALMIND


If you’re a fan of all things classic rock and in particular Bon Scott era AC/DC, one thing you must do is add this album to your collection. It is full of boogie filled, hard hitting, heavy rocking bluesy anthems with plenty of tongue in cheek lyrics and risqué innuendo’s that will make you dream of those bygone years when that band were putting out killer album after killer album.


You never know, the world may yet see another AC/DC album, it may not, but in the meantime and to wet your appetite for an album that may or may not appear, “This is Hell” will float your boat sufficiently to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. It may just be that Gary Moat and his four band members have produced the album that AC/DC want to write but don’t.


To sum it up, “This Is Hell” is an album made up of 9 classic rock anthems that will make you bang your head, tap your feet, pull out the air guitar and just get lost in the moment as you play along with the band and sing-a-long to Gary Moat’s innuendo fueled lyrics.


Review by Darren Smith for metalplanetmusic





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