Barat & The Jackals talk to Gigwise about rock and long hair
Andrew Trendell
15:55 27th January 2015

Those familiar with the work of Carl Barat may have been surprised by the harder-edged sound of The Jackals. Well, there's a reason for that - his love of heavy metal runs deep, and there's no getting away from it. 

Watch our video interview with Carl Barat & The Jackals above

"I was in to just metal," Carl told Gigwise. "I used to have topless sweaty men with long hair on my wall and confuse my parents with it - wall to wall, for years." 

Watch as Carl and bandmate Billy Tessio talk to us about their love of Megadeth, Pantera, Slayer and Metallica, the problem with 'thrash' and why they wished Kerrang! liked The Libertines.

Watch our video interview with Carl Barat & The Jackals above

Carl Barat & The Jackals release new album Let It Reign on 16 February.