The official U.K. fan site of Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE last week conducted an interview with the band’s Joel O’Keeffe (vocals/lead guitar), Ryan O’Keeffe (drums) in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.
AIRBOURNE will release its third album, “Black Dog Barking”, on May 21 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “No Guts. No Glory.” was produced by Brian Howes, who has previously worked with HINDER, DAUGHTRY and PUDDLE OF MUDD.
The “Black Dog Barking” cover art has now been unveiled and can be seen below.
Said the band: “A lot of thought and effort has gone into this record not only by the band, but by the production crew who worked countless hours, seven days a week, even through Christmas and New Year’s Eve to achieve the best possible performances, backed by real undying tones. Now we’re handing it over to you… so crank it up, crack a beer and stick some rock ‘n’ roll in your ear!”
The Full Throttle edition of a new AIRBOURNE song, “Live It Up”, will be made available for the opening of Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, the tallest, fastest looping roller coaster in the world. The track will be released to rock radio in late spring, followed by its in-park debut at Six Flags Magic Mountain with the ride opening. The Full Throttle edition of “Live It Up” will be featured throughout the newly themed five-acre section of the park where guests will experience high-energy action through fast-paced imagery, sound and lights, with additional music featuring various Roadrunner artists. The launch will be further supported nationally in all theme parks, Roadrunner and Six Flags online and social media channels, live events and press outreach.
“Theme music is synonymous with television, movies and even sports. It’s a natural extension to bring original music to a world-class roller coaster, like Full Throttle,” said David McKillips, Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances, Six Flags Entertainment. “Roadrunner Records had the creative vision and talent to match the heart-pounding speed and adrenaline the ride experience delivers, backed with a content partnership that provides best-in-class entertainment to our guests.”
In addition to the song’s release, Six Flags and Roadrunner will be working together on programming to be featured on Six Flags digital networks, which includes the Nielsen-measured Six Flags Television Network. The content partnership will air Roadrunner videos in ride-line televisions and help drive awareness, music downloads, and sales for Roadrunner‘s breadth of rock artists.
“This is an innovative partnership that brings together two great brands and allows Roadrunner to bring music to millions of entertainment-seeking consumers in a new way,” said Michael Easterlin, General Manager of Roadrunner Records. “Six Flags‘ ability to generate awareness through the Full Throttle attraction and its national media network provides a unique outlet for fans to instantly access our music.”
AIRBOURNE‘s infectious music has been used in more than 20 video games, countless films, trailers and more.
AIRBOURNE is Joel O’Keeffe (vocals/lead guitar), Ryan O’Keeffe (drums), David Roads (guitar) and Justin Street (bass).