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Black Stone Cherry Detail ‘Kentucky’ Album and Unveil First Track

Black Stone Cherry Detail ‘Kentucky’ Album and Unveil First Track

BLACK STONE CHERRY are set to release their fifth studio album, ‘Kentucky’, through new record label home, the Mascot Label Group on 1st April 2016.  Named after the band’s home state, the new album is very much a ‘back to their roots’ affair, with the four-piece working with the same engineer in the same ‘local’ studio, Barrick Recording, where they crafted their eponymous debut, eight years ago.

Frontman/guitarist, Chris Robertson comments “We are beyond excited to bring ‘Kentucky’ to you!  Since the release of our debut we have wanted to go back to the studio where it all began and it finally happened!  The original studio owner/engineer, all of the great equipment and BLACK STONE CHERRY have been reunited for what I feel has been the most unique album we’ve ever made.  We took it back to where it started and something magical happened!  These new songs are the heart and soul of who we were in 2006 and who we’ve become.  There is something very special about these songs and I cannot wait for y’all to feel them!”

Guitarist Ben Wells elaborates; “This album is by far the heaviest, most aggressive album we’ve ever made.  We went in focused, but not overly prepared. We wanted to leave room for creativity to grow in the studio and man did it happen!  Lyrically we went to places that we think people will relate to, because it’s all stuff that we have lived, or are living. This is the first album we’ve been able to fully self-produce and the result is an album jam-packed with ‘in your face’ riffs, huge drums, and bass that will shake your teeth.”

Check out a video clip of the ‘making of’ the record, in this teaser clip posted from the studio: 

You can pre-order your copy of ‘Kentucky’ now at iTunes http://smarturl.it/BSC-iTunes and get new album track, ‘The Way of The Future’ right away!  Check it out here: https://youtu.be/OFmIlJUYXeo.  Pre-orders for physical CDs and special vinyl packages are available over at http://smarturl.it/BSC-Kentucky.

BLACK STONE CHERRY fans can be among the first to hear some of the new songs live when the band hit the road headlining the UK’s inaugural ‘Carnival of Madness’ tour in early 2016.  Tickets and early entry packages are available from www.carnivalofmadness.com.  Dates rack up as follows:

Black Stone Cherry

Thu 28th Jan – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Fri 29th Jan – NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena

Sat 30th Jan – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Mon 1st Feb – GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Tue 2nd Feb – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena

Thu 4th Feb – LONDON Wembley SSE Arena

Fri 5th Feb – LEEDS First Direct Arena

Sat 6th Feb – MANCHESTER Arena

For further info on BLACK STONE CHERRY point your mouse at www.blackstonecherry.com or www.facebook.com/blackstonecherry.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!