Available May 7th in North America on Steamhammer/SPV
Fame and fortune have always played a minor role in KINGDOM COME mastermind Lenny Wolf’s longstanding career. In fact, his more than 30 years as an artist have been fueled first and foremost by musical challenges and the desire to keep evolving. His credo has always been: authenticity before commercial considerations. “Naturally, nobody is happier than I am when my music is loved by as many fans as possible,” he says, “but these kinds of aspects are irrelevant when it comes to creating a new album. The only thing that matters is testing myself as an artist and embarking on new paths.” To avoid any misunderstandings: the new KINGDOM COME album Outlier presents flawless rock music with a welcome tendency towards melancholia and a gift for anthems. But: With Outlier Lenny is starting a new chapter of his diverse creative career, expertly positioning his charismatic voice between traditional rock structures and modern sound elements, which add a third dimension to this album.
“I simply felt the need to delve deep inside of me and run riot in the infinite expanse of the audio cosmos. The result is a friction of mercilessly mechanical, heartless sound collages, combined with my typical melancholy-melodious style,” Wolf explains the album’s artfully interwoven experimental approach to his sound, which never detracts from the familiar atmospheric basic mood of his songs. “A whole number of souls happen to dwell in my breast, which is why experimentation and the development of my musical existence simply belong together.” Lenny purposely takes into account that this approach may also lead to friction and requires an open mind of its listeners: “It’s of secondary importance to me whether this is clever in business terms. To me, it’s all about creating optimum varieties of sound signals which go through the ear straight into the heart. Some call it a vocation. Hallelujah.”
A vocation which is reflected in ten haunting, stirring and diverse songs. Some numbers are welcome reminders of KINGDOM COME‘sglorious past, other songs document a future-oriented direction. “I could have written a track such as ‘Let The Silence Talk’ back in 1988 during our In Your Face period, whereas listening to ‘Rough Ride Rallye’ and ‘When Colors Break The Grey’ for the first time may have you think: Oops, what’s all this about,” Lenny confesses, knowing fully well that it’s precisely those opposite poles which make Outlier a very special album. Especially since “one song by itself cannot reflect the character of a whole album. To understand this record, you have to take time and become one with those compositions, some of which are extremely diverse.”
Outlier is well worth the effort, especially in view of the album’s deep lyrical content. As ever, Lenny’s lyrics are personal snapshots straight from his soul, touching on autobiographical subjects on ‘Don’t Want You To Wait’ and documenting – for example on ‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’ and ‘Skip The Cover And Feel’ – an attitude which is as fierce as ever and deeply rooted in Lenny Wolf. He has also consciously chosen the album title in line with this: “The term Outlier suits me to a tee. It symbolises my whole personality, the musical media I work with, the story of my life.”
Outlier was recorded at Wolf’s own Hamburg studio, the Two Square Noise Factory. With the exception of the solo guitar parts contributed by Eric Förster, all instruments were recorded by the KINGDOM COME boss himself. In addition, Wolf produced, engineered, mixed and mastered his new album. “Eighteen-months of struggle and madness lie behind me, a period which saw me go through the usual alternating bath of euphoria and doubt. As an artist, you can never be quite sure just what you’ve cooked up, but I happen to be an idealist and simply have to keep embarking on new adventurous journeys. The path of predictability has never satisfied me.”
Outlier is KINGDOM COME’s first studio album featuring completely new material since the arrival of their 2009 release, Magnified. The album is bound to provoke discussion, in every respect, which is precisely the intention Lenny has with his compositions: “I never write to please anybody, I simply stretch my means of expression as a musician as far as possible. Always in the hope that others will like the result.” That certainly is one thing that Lenny needn’t worry about!
Outlier will be released worldwide through Steamhammer/SPV and will be available as CD and download in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 7th!
- God Does Not Sing Our Song 04:05
- Running High Distortion 04:14
- Rough Ride Ralleye 04:35
- Let The Silence Talk 03:29
- Holy Curtain 03:59
- The Trap Is Alive 04:41
- Skip The Cover And Feel 03:37
- Don`t Want You To Wait 04:31
- Such A Shame 03:18
- When Colors Break The Grey 05:03
Watch out also for the new single “God Does Not Sing Our Song” which will be released digitally worldwide on April 5th!
1.God Does Not Sing Our Song(radio version)03:55
2.God Does Not Sing Our Song (album version) 04:05(taken from “Outlier”)
3.Should I 06:22(taken from “Rendered Waters”)
The band will be performing (2) separate shows on Stageit.com on Sunday, March 10th, one (at 8:05 PM GMT / 9:05 PM CET) geared for the European territory and one for folks in the good ol’ USA (at 7.05PM EST). Both shows will be available to all territories, just themed as is for the fans convenience. The European territory show will be limited (150) tickets which are available now at the link below and the American date will be limited to (100) tickets (link also available below).
Each show will have a minimum ‘buy in’ of $5.00. Additionally, both shows will be interactive in the sense that fans can chat with other fans as well as ask the band any questions they like throughout the set. Gene the Werewolf will reserve (10) minutes at the end of each set to address all questions asked by fans.
Both sets will consist of Hi-Def video and professional sound through the same mixing consoul that produced the bands debut album ‘Rock N’ Roll Animal’!
Fans can purchase tickets for the early date (i.e. European show) HERE. This show starts at 8:05 PM GMT / 9:05 PM CET or 3:05 PM EST.
Fans can purchase tickets for the late date (i.e. American show) HERE. This show starts at 7:05 PM EST or midnight / 1 AM CET.
Note: Each show will consist of a 30 minute full band set, followed by a 10 minute segment where the band personally chats with its audience.
Buckcherry‘s new Confessions CD has debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with 18,548 copies sold in its first week of release. The disc also enters both the Billboard Hard Music Album chart and Metal Album chart at #1, and was the best-selling new album of the week. In the digital music realm, Confessions maintained the #1 position on the iTunes Rock Album chart throughout release week. Confessions was released February 19, 2013, is Buckcherry‘s sixth studio album, and is their first U.S. release for Century Media Records.
Buckcherry‘s Josh Todd says, “Confessions is a very personal record, and one of our best — and we want to thank all our loyal fans for going out and supporting rock n’ roll!”
The songs on Confessions merge punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks, while the lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Buckcherry is currently on the road supporting Kid Rock as special guests on the Rebel Soul tour. To celebrate the release of their new album, the multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–will headline three intimate hometown shows at The Viper Room in West Hollywood on March 7, 8 and 9, between legs of the Kid Rock tour.
Confessions’ first single “Gluttony” continues to build at Active Rock radio, as is evident on the sales front, where the track had its biggest week to date moving 4,831 singles on iTunes. The provocative video for “Gluttony”–directed by Billy Jayne and filmed in a North Hollywood church–can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4tf9Q83ERg.
Buckcherry continues to receive praise for Confessions. Here’s a sample of recent media accolades:
“…Confessions is Buckcherry’s strongest effort to date. Brutally honest, but also steeped in the kind of dirty and hooky riffy songwriting that has made the Los Angeles-based band a favorite among fans of old school hard rock.”
–Chris Epting, AOL Noisecreep.com, February 26, 2013
“Confessions will be recognized as one of the best records of the year…”
–Chris Arnold, HardRockHaven.net, February 19, 2013
Buckcherry are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium. They’ve sold more than three million records in America alone and tour virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits.
The current Buckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:
Date City Venue
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
3/7 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
3/8 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
3/9 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
3/15 Rochester, MN The Wicked Moose
3/16 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
3/18 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
3/20 Madison, WI Memorial Coliseum At Alliant Energy Center
3/22 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
3/23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
3/25 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
3/26 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
3/28 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
3/29 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
4/1 Evansville, IN Ford Center
4/3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
4/5 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
4/6 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
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