Reunited ’80s melodic heavy rock band DRIVER — featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (IMPELLITTERI, JOSHUA, WARRIOR, AVANTASIA, AXEL RUDI PELL) and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, JUDAS PRIEST, SEBASTIAN BACH, ROB ROCK, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, HELLOWEEN) — is continuing to write, produce and record its new album for an early 2012 release. The new CD will carry on in the tradition of the latest DRIVER album, “Sons Of Thunder”, and feature brand new songs as well as a few reworkings of some classic demos. The effort will be released worldwide on King Records in Japan, Metal Heaven in Europe, and RockZilla in the U.S.
“Sons Of Thunder” was released in September 2008 via Metal Heaven.
DRIVER issued a widely circulated five-song cassette EP demo in 1990 that garnered the band a dedicated worldwide following as well as attained cult status as one of the most underrated hard rock acts of its time. Since then, Rock and Roy Z have forged ahead to garner long successful careers in the music business. 2008 saw the reunion of the band which resulted in the recordings of the aforementioned CD.
Rob Rock – Vocals
Roy Z – Guitars
Reynold “Butch” Carlson – Drums
Ed Roth – Keyboards
Aaron Samson – Bass