Black Stone Cherry Announce New Label & New Album

Kentucky rockers, BLACK STONE CHERRY are proud to announce their signing to new label home, the Mascot Label Group.

Yesterday (Oct 7th 2015), the band went into Barrick Recording in Glasgow, KY to record their fifth studio album.  This process will be a ‘back to their roots’ approach, recording it in the same way and same place as their eponymous debut album which broke the band out of their small southern backwater and on to the world stage.

In just 8 years, BLACK STONE CHERRY have grown from playing 200 capacity bar gigs to headlining 12,000 cap arenas in the UK, with many other territories catching up in the wake of such a phenomenal success story.  Mascot is excited to have the opportunity to carry the band forward to even bigger achievements across the world.

Owner of The Mascot Group, Ed van Zijl comments “What can I say?  The whole Mascot Label Group team is thrilled that a great band like BLACK STONE CHERRY is putting their faith and future in our hands.  The new songs I’ve heard are awesome and we can’t wait to get started – here we come 2016!

Similarly, the Mascot Group’s President (North America), Ron Burman says: “I’m thrilled and honoured to be reunited with BLACK STONE CHERRY, who I previously signed to Roadrunner Records.  They are an incredible and authentic rock band, born and bred in the south, who have built a formidable fan base around the world.  We look forward to bringing Black Stone Cherry to an even wider audience in the years to come.

BLACK STONE CHERRY guitarist, Ben Wells, echoes their excitement, proclaiming; “We are proud to announce we’ve partnered with the Mascot Label Group.  Their eclectic roster speaks for itself and we are excited to see how BSC can fit into their mixture of great talent.  From the employees to the owner of the label, we feel we’re amongst a great team and can’t wait to start a new cycle with everyone involved!  We begin recording our 5th studio album on October 7th and are beyond ready to get new music to your ears!  We’re recording in our hometown with the same engineer we recorded our first album with, so needless to say, that mojo will be back in action and the riffs will tear you up!  See you all on tour with a whole new BSC very soon!

Check out their signing clip here:

The UK & Europe is also set to play host to BLACK STONE CHERRY in early 2016, where they will headline the following shows:

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

Mon 8th Feb – ANTWERP Trix
Tue 9th Feb – PARIS Cabaret Savage
Thu 11th Feb – AMSTERDAM Melkweg
Fri 12th Feb – DORTMUND Dortmund FZW
Sat 13th Feb – ZURICH Komplex
Mon 15th Feb – ROZZANO MI Live Club
Tue 16th Feb – VIENNA Ottakringer Brewery
Wed 17th Feb – FRIESENEGG Posthof
Fri 19th Feb – KOLN Essigfabrik
Sat 20th Feb – BERLIN Postbahnhof
Sun 21st Feb – HAMBURG Gruenspan

BLACK STONE CHERRY also release their first live DVD, ‘Thank You: Livin’ Live’ on 30th October.  The show was recorded at Birmingham’s LG Arena during their ‘Magic Mountain’ tour earlier this year.

Stay tuned for more BLACK STONE CHERRY album news in due course.

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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!