Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson has unveiled a great deal of details for his upcoming third solo album. First of all, the title is The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories). Secondly, the album artwork, which was done by Hajo Mueller (and not Lasse Hoile(!!!)), can be seen below. Third, the album will be released Feb. 25th through Kscope Records.
Per Steven’s official website, “The album was written between January-July and recorded in Los Angeles in September with Steven’s current band line up of Guthrie Govan – lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar, Marco Minnemann – drums, Adam Holzman – keyboards, Theo Travis – saxophone / flute and engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons.”
A limited-edition 4-disc set will be released. It will feature a 128 page hardback book containing lyrics and ghost stories, illustrated by Hajo Mueller. There will also be stand alone double vinyl, CD and Blu-Ray editions.
Below you can find videos of the recording process as well as video of the first track, “Luminol”, live from the Get All You Deserve live DVD. READ MORE
Ex-Guns N Roses guitarist Slash is set to release his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love, on May 22nd. In support of this, the first radio single, You’re A Lie, has been released today. The sond features Alter Bridge‘s Myles Kennedy on vocals. You can hear the track below as well as check out tour dates. READ MORE
Sebastian Bach is nothing if not extravagant, and the cover to his latest album, Kicking And Screaming, proves that. There are flames, skulls, elephants, a six-armed woman with knives, mountains, and more. How intense is that? Check it out, along with the track listing, after the jump.
Photo Courtesy: Clay Patrick McBride
Iconic rocker Sebastian Bach will be releasing a new solo album on September 27th titled Kicking And Screaming. Bach claims, ”I could not be happier with my new album. The songs, performances and sound quality are beyond what I could have ever imagined. This is my best record yet and I can’t wait for all of you to crank it!”
The album features virtuoso guitarist Nick Sterling and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Iced Earth, Halford, Riot) and is produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter).
Slash posted a few updates about his upcoming solo album via Twitter recently including… “Driving around listening to the analog mixes of my solo record, I gotta say it sounds awesome.” “It will be released in all formats including vinyl.”
He also commented on the release date and tour saying “The whole self titled record was recorded analog. It will be released March/April, tour starts around then too.”
We recently posted his version of “Paradise City” featuring Fergie/Cypress Hill here, other guests appearing on the album are Dave Grohl, Flea, Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan, WOLFMOTHER’s Andrew Stockdale, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger, Meat Loaf, MAROON 5′s Adam Levine and Ozzy Osbourne, who contributes vocals to the first single. READ MORE