Black Country Communion Set to Release Third Studio Album “Afterglow” on October 30 – Preorder Now
Brand new track “Confessor” is now available as a free download here: http://bit.ly/UhJ823
BCC has announced their only concert of 2013 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
The concert is significant, as it is based in the heart of the Black Country, where both Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham grew up as kids.
For more information and tickets, visit Planet Rock (www.planetrock.com) which will launch an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale on Wednesday Sept. 19.
Ed - Please note: Sorry folks, only got to see this US Press Release late Wednesday, but if you read Monday's update, you would've already seen the link, from the UK press release.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday Sept. 21 via www.thegigcartel.com.
Like BCC’s previous albums (2010’s self-titled debut and 2011’s ‘2’), Afterglow was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, the Black Crowes), who formed the band after watching Bonamassa and Hughes perform together at a Guitar Center event in November 2009.
Afterwards, Shirley got in touch with Sherinian and Bonham to round out the group and they released their debut album in September 2010.
Classic Rock Magazine called it “Possibly the best hard rock album of 2010.”
Guitar World named it #12 in their Top 50 Albums of 2011; Planet Rock Radio listeners crowned them Best New Band; in November, BCC scooped up the Breakthrough Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.
In terms of content, Afterglow expands upon the progression that took place between ‘BCC’ and ‘BCC2’. “It’s a deeper album, musically, than our first two albums, but it does not step away from the genre we’re in,” said Hughes, who wrote the bulk of the album’s 11 songs after BCC’s Summer Tour in 2011.
I wanted to hear more of Derek [Sherinian] and I wanted an angelic side to the vocals as well as the more aggressive one, like on the songs ‘Crawl’ and ‘Midnight Sun’. Above all, I wanted more drama.”
Rock Guitar Daily’s Tony Conley says, “It sounds like there's a war going on… It rages with an unbridled passion unseen on the first two Black Country releases, and this passion adds immensely to the music.
Glenn Hughes has made the statement of a career - his voice is more powerful and under control than ever, his phrasing shakes, quivers, screams, and howls with rightful indignation…
His lyrics are as amazing, and they tell tales that could be heard in a variety of interpretations. Joe Bonamassa hits his strings like Ali hitting Sonny Liston - wicked accuracy and vicious intent that can't be hid.
These two titans are like a couple of super heroes fighting a war set up by some unseen bad guy... Afterglow is a huge record… it is Black Country rock at its best.”
Intense musicality from everyone, first and foremost; then bombast, self-indulgence - the kind that Jimmy Page made as the template for being a Rock Star - and then stunning sensitivity.”
To support the release, BCC is running a 6-episode web TV series which can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/bccommunion.
2. This Is Your Time
3. Midnight Sun
5. Cry Freedom
8. The Circle
9. Common Man
10. The Giver
DAVID VAN LANDING TO FRONT MSG ON FALL TOUR
10/03/2012 Modesto,CA - Fat Cats
10/04/2012 San Jose,CA - Rodeo Night club
10/05/2012 Hollywood,CA - Key Club
10/06/2012 Las Vegas,NV - Santa Fe Sation
10/07/2012 Ramona,CA - Ramona Mainstage
10/09/2012 Tempe,AZ - Club Red
10/11/2012 Houston,TX - Concert pub North
10/12/2012 Corpus Christi,TX - Concrete St Amplitheater
10/13/2012 San Antonio,TX - Sunken Gardens
10/14/2012 Lubbock,TX - Lonestar Amplitheatre
10/17/2012 Detroit,MI - Token Lounge
10/18/2012 Toronto,ON - Rockpile
10/19/2012 Toronto,ON - Rockpile
10/20/2012 W Greenwich,RI - Rock House
10/21/2012 Poughkeepsie,NY - Chance Theater
10/23/2012 New York,NY - Gramercy
10/24/2012 White marsh,DM - House of Rock
10/25/2012 Cleveland,OH - Peabodys
10/26/2012 St Charles,IL - Arcada Theatre
10/27/2012 Savage,MN - Niesens Sports bar
10/28/2012 Milwaukee,WI - Shank Hall
10/29/2012 Midleton,WI - Red Mouse
10/30/2012 Chicago,IL - House Of Blues
11/02/2012 Orangvale,CA - Boardwalk
11/03/2012 Portland,OR - Hawthorn Theater
11/04/2012 Seattle,WA - Studio Seven
11/06/2012 Santa Rosa,CA - Last Day Saloon
11/07/2012 Oakland,CA - New Parrish
11/08/2012 Agora Hill,CA - Canyon Club
11/09/2012 San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
11/10/2012 Corona,CA - Marquee 15
See all of you out there! Keep Rockin! And all the best to Robin!
News of Joe Lynn Turner-Carmine Appice supergroup is a rumour
with what appeared to be "official news" from Ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple
singer Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) and Ex-Ozzy Osbourne/Vanilla Fudge
drummer Carmine Appice about a new band/project with Michael Anthony
(Van Halen, Chickenfoot).
either of their media representatives or their record companies.
musicians they would like to work with, including Michael Anthony,
this news of the formation of a "supergroup" is not official or confirmed.
over the years about working together on future projects. These are
conversations musicians like us often have all the time. These
conversations are not 'official news' it is just casual talk.
Like many artists, we exchange ideas about people we would like to work
with if given the chance. Names like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and
Michael Anthony are all musicians we both admire but we never released
any official news stating that we were planning to launch this so-called supergroup."
Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) and his fans for any
confusion this rumor or any casual conversations might have caused.
this news about this project and neither of us talked to any
journalists or media people 'on the record' about a possible
supergroup. Having said all this, Joe and I have worked together in
the past and can't rule out the possibility of working together in the