American hard rock band BLACK STONE CHERRY are set to release their fifth studio album titled ‘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 Black Stone Cherry” debut, eight years ago.
Frontman/guitarist, Chris Robertson told us, “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…”
BLACK STONE CHERRY fans will 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 http://www.carnivalofmadness.com. [Dates below.]
The new song “The Way Of The Future” (see below) — the first to be released from the new KENTUCKY album — is a buzz-fest of craggy proportions with some dark Soundgarden/Alice In Chains moods and a sense of ever-growing excitement that gnaws at your very being…
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