ShipRocked is very pleased to announce that the amazing rock supergroup Another Animal will be joining us onboard the cruise this November!
Incorporating elements of hard rock, metal, punk and grunge, Another Animal features three members of Godsmack – guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummerShannon Larkin, along with original Godsmack guitarist Lee Richards (ex-Dropbox) and ex-Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane.
The seeds of Another Animal were planted in 2004 when Godsmack was on their tour with Metallica and flourished in 2006 during the Godsmack sessions for the IV album. The band released its self-titled debut album in 2007 and first single “Broken Again” reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. 2011 marks the return of Another Animal with the release of a new single “Fall of Rome” due to impact radio this Fall. The band will follow up the single release with a full-length record slated for 2012.
Another Animal joins a stout lineup that includes Buckcherry, Broken Teeth, Queensryche, Sevendust, Hinder, Hell Yeah, Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Filter, Living Colour, In This Moment and Lynam.
Download Free MP3 of “BEHIND THE SUN” from ‘THE CHAIR IN THE DOORWAY’
The first new track to be released from the band’s forthcoming album…
These are OFFICIAL, confirmed tour dates for the upcoming US tour. More dates will be added soon.
Sept 1 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Sept 3 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 – The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Sept 6 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 – FTC @ Stage One – Farfield, CT
Sept 12 – Rams Head Tavern – Annapolis, MD
Sept 18 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Sept 19 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
Sept 24 – The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
Sept 26 – Berbatis Pan – Portland, OR
Sept 27 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Oct 2 – The Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with “The Chair In The Doorway” – the band’s first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in numerous locations over the last few years, with a majority of the sessions taking place at Sono Studios outside of Prague in the Czech Republic.
According to lead singer Corey Glover, most of the material started coming to fruition after the band was asked to re-record “Cult of Personality” for “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.” From there, the group fleshed out songs when on tour and while Glover had time off from touring duties as Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” “We recorded everywhere. We even recorded during shows – ideas that came up during shows turned into songs,” Glover tells Billboard.com. “A lot of that turned onto [bassist] Doug [Wimbish]. Doug made up a lot of grooves; we took a lot of grooves we had from soundchecks and gigs – and he sort of codified and made a library of that stuff.”
In 1988, Living Colour made an immediate mark on the rock world with the multi-platinum debut “Vivid,” an album that yielded a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for the song “Cult of Personality.” In 1990, the follow up album’s titular track “Time’s Up” also won in the same category. While the group slowed down considerably after 1993’s “Stain,” all the members have been active with various projects over the years. Guitarist Vernon Reid has worked with Mick Jagger, Tracy Chapman, and recently K’Naan. Drummer Will Calhoun has contributed his talents to albums by Mos Def, Kaki King, Herb Alpert, and Wayne Shorter along with his own jazz oriented releases. Wimbish has also branched out considerably, working in many different genres including sessions with the Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Talib Kweli, BT, and Annie Lennox.
Glover says the perception over the years has been that Living Colour broke up and have entered a reunion stage of their career, but he’s quick to dispel those notions. “Everyone sees the video and thinks we’re a band from the eighties or we broke up or we’re not together,” he says. “But it’s not a reunion thing. In some form or another, all of us have been playing with each other. Will and Doug have a band that I would sit in every now and then. Vernon had a band that I’d come in and do some stuff. Even in those times when we weren’t together we were still playing together.”
Long time fans of the band should be pleased with the new material, as “The Chair In The Doorway” retains Glover’s signature, impassioned vocals, rounded out with a mix of hard rock, funk metal and blues-influenced arrangements. For Glover, the record’s theme revolves around sentiments of introspection. “Because we are older, we got kids – that’s the impetus for the name of the album, “The Chair In The Doorway.” Sometimes it’s the most ridiculous things are the most obvious. The most obvious thing to me is ‘Yeah we are older. Yeah we live in a post-9/11 world.’ We do have these things. But we still got to eat. I can’t let the world stop me from being me.”
Here is the track list for “The Chair In The Doorway”:
“Behind The Sun”
“Out Of Mind”