NEW ALBUM DUE IN AUGUST, PRECEDED BY SINGLE/VIDEO ‘FOREVER ONE’, WITH DOWNLOAD APPEARANCE PLUS JUDAS PRIEST & GUNS N’ ROSES GUEST SPOTS CONFIRMED IN SUPPORT…
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – the five-piece group fronted by powerful vocalist Kobra Paige – will release their debut, self-titled album on August 6th 2012 via Spinefarm Records.
Produced by Kevin Churko (whose previous credits include both Five Finger Death Punch & Ozzy Osbourne), this 10-track outing has an intentionally grand-scale dynamic, revelling in the glories of the genre and making its mark as arena rather than garage rock; precisely delivered music, still heavy with emotion.
Commenting on the record, songwriter & no-holds-barred performer Kobra divulged…
“Some of the songs do have more specific meanings – for example, ‘Heaven’s Veins’ is about addiction, ‘Calm Before the Storm’ is about children born into troubled situations, ‘pearls in the ashes’, and ‘50 Shades Of Evil’ is about greed, about the constant desire for more… but, by and large, the theme is one of hope, of finding a way through dark situations…
“I do have broad musical tastes, but by choice I’m a heavy metal fan, and I’m truly excited with the album we’ve just finished. It’s rooted in the great history of the music, the escapism and the larger than life imagery, which is something I’m very comfortable with, but it’s for a new generation too, and it’s delivered 100 per cent from the heart!”
KOBRA AND The Lotus – signed to Simmons Records, and released internationally by Spinefarm – will be coming to the UK to guest with both Judas Priest and Guns N’ Roses in late May, then appearing at the Download Festival in June.
In support of this activity, ‘Forever One’ – the lead single / video from the new album – will be released digitally on May 28th. Watch the video here - http://tinyurl.com/7dgzd9a
The UK dates are as follows:-
26th - Hammersmith Apollo, London (with Judas Priest & Saxon)
29th - MEN Arena, Manchester (with Guns N’ Roses & Thin Lizzy)
31st - O2 Arena, London (with Guns N’ Roses & Thin Lizzy)
10th - Download Festival, Donington Park (Encore Stage)
A second single, ‘Heaven’s Veins’, and more UK dates from the Canadian outfit will follow, in the wake of key European festivals in Spain, Germany, Austria, Sweden, France, Belgium and Italy.