KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – the five-piece group fronted by powerful vocalist Kobra Paige – will play Bloodstock Open Air Festival (the UK’s biggest independent Metal festival) on Sunday August 12th. The band will open the Ronnie James Dio stage, the main stage at the event.
KATL – who recently guested with Judas Priest & Saxon at the Hammersmith Apollo in London – will release their self-titled album on August 6th 2012 via Spinefarm Records.
To celebrate this release, the five-piece will play a one-off, headline show at The Borderline in London on August 13th, tickets available here.
Produced by Kevin Churko (whose previous credits include both Five Finger Death Punch & Ozzy Osbourne), the 10-track album 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.
“Some of the songs do have specific meanings,” states Kobra. “For example, ‘Heaven’s Veins’ is about addiction, 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!”
SIGNED TO Simmons Records and released internationally via Spinefarm, Canadians KATL already have lead single/video ‘Forever One’ on release, and will have a second single out shortly; titled ‘50 Shades Of Evil’, the song will be accompanied by a brand new video, and follows in the wake of an intense run of European shows that has seen the band making festival appearances in the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Sweden, France, Belgium & Italy, as well as guesting with Black Label Society.
UK dates are as follows:-
12th – Ronnie James Dio Stage, Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Derbyshire
13th – Album launch show, The Borderline, London