Enigmatic rockers BELUSHI SPEED BALL are have revealed a new line of “Pizza Thrasher” action figures to spice up your living space! Based on characters from their “The Spenelli’s Slam” animated video.

“Simon Ampel’s (High on Fire: The Black Plot) animation comes to life! We wanted to forever immortalize the infamous characters from “The Spinelli’s Slam” music video by creating one of a kind action figures. The first in the toy line is the “Pizza Thrasher”! Be on the lookout for the entire collection. Future figures will include the pizza warmer, the Spinelli’s downtown playset, and legendary Spinelli’s Promoters: Alex and Ryan (Gates to Hell, LDB Fest). Fueled by 90s nostalgia, these limited edition items are the perfect addition to the already insane BELUSHI SPEED BALL merch store. Which already includes: Safari flapped fedoras, N64 albums, Fingerboards, and 8-tracks. You need this!” – Vinny, Belushi Speed Ball

Spinelli’s Pizzeria downtown was a legendary hardcore venue in Louisville, KY. It was one of the few all age venues in Louisville. Anyone that attended a show there can tell you, there was no experience like it. Kids crowd diving off the soda fountain, kicking out the ceiling tiles, and all other insane debauchery were common place at Spinelli’s. Shows were promoted and booked by Ryan Storey and Alex Rhema. They gave a home to a lot of bands, that would otherwise have nowhere else to play, and are legends in the Louisville Music Scene. Unfortunately the Spinelli’s downtown location had to close as a victim of the pandemic. Ryan Storey continued on performing leading vocals for, “Gates to Hell”. In addition Ryan and Alex continue to run the highly successful “LDB fest”. BELUSHI SPEED BALL captured (to the best of their ability) the legendary shows in their music video “The Spinelli’s Slam” animated by Simon Ampel and live footage directed by Beau Kaelin.

•March 10 – Richmond, VA @ Fuzzy Cactus
•March 11 – Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
•April 1 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
•April 7 – Detroit, MI @ Parts and Labor
•April 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
•May 20 – Louisville, KY @ Whirling Tiger
•July 22 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Graveyard Gallery
•September 1-3 – Cookeville, TN @ Muddy Roots
•September 6-10 – Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault

BELUSHI SPEED BALL recently released their full-length album, What, Us Worry?

The album oozes BELUSHI SPEED BALL’s collective personality, from ludicrous speeding riffs and pounding percussion to a touch of groove and sprinklings of hardcore. Interspersed with narrative snippets, these elements of humour carry over the outfit’s shenanigans and stage theatrics into the recorded realms. What, Us Worry? sees the band blend somewhat unexpected genre influences into the mix, notably the striking pop punk sound of “Dog Birthday”. In stark contrast “Belushi Speed Grind” plunges into guttural depths of grindcore. Taking on the metal world with a nonsensical approach, BELUSHI SPEED BALL deliver the preposterous enveloped in an epic sound.
In addition, ripping guitar solos have been provided by Jamison Land (former GWAR BEEFCAKE), Tony Barhoum (CONDITION CRITICAL) and Nick Burks (SAVAGE MASTER). What, Us Worry will be available on N64, Gameboy Advanced, CD, and streaming everywhere.
Purchase the full album on N64 or Gameboy Advanced: belushispeedball.bandcamp.com/merch

Vinny – Vocals/Guitar
Chase – guitars
Jazzy – Bass Kyle – Vocals/Guitar
Senor Diablo – Skits/management
Michael – Vocals
Daniel Neel – Drums
Jamison – Guitar
*Special thanks to: Mike James, Chris Humes, Vanna Spite, Messy Jarvis, and Kelsy Crastellano for footage

Album credits:
Mastered by Joel Grind (TOXIC HOLOCAUST)
Recorded and mixed by Chase Bensing
Spotlights artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (MUNICIPAL WASTE: Art of Partying).
Guest guitar solos from Jamison Land (Former GWAR BEEFCAKE THE MIGHTY, THE BURIAL), Tony Barhoum (CONDITION CRITICAL), and Nicholas Burks (SAVAGE MASTER, WARCLOUD).