Canadian metallers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS performed an acoustic set at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance — which included KOBRA AND THE LOTUS‘s renditions of the DIO classics “Rainbow In The Dark” and “Holy Diver” — can be seen below.
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS released its new album in the U.K. on August 6. The CD’s first single, “Forever One”, preceded the full-length effort on May 28.
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS last year inked a deal with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons‘ revived Simmons Records label via a partnership with Universal Music Canada. Simmons confirmed the signing on his Twitter profile, calling KOBRA AND THE LOTUS “real metal.”
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS‘ debut album, “Out Of The Pit”, produced by Kevin Shirley, was launched in March 2010. In the following 16 months, the band performed 168 gigs, across five countries, including seven festival stages. The second album was produced by Kevin Churko (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with Julius “Juice” Butty. A video for the song “Welcome To My Funeral” points to an undisputed evolution in the band; the music is stronger, meaner and heavier.
“Touring for ‘Out Of The Pit’ had a huge influence on us in terms of realizing which direction we wanted the new music to take,” says singer Brittany Paige. “We really wanted to create new music that would portray the large amount of energy we put forward in a live performance.”
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS is:
Brittany Paige – Vocals
Jasio Kulakowski – Guitar
Griffin Kissack – Drums
Peter Dimov – Bass
Timothy Vega – Guitar