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.”
You can pre-order your copy of ‘Kentucky’ now at iTunes and get new album track, ‘The Way of The Future’ right away! Check it out above. Pre-orders for physical CDs and special vinyl packages are available HERE
Check out a video clip of the ‘making of’ the record, in this teaser clip posted from the studio:
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 HERE.
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