Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will release his new solo album, “Kicking Screaming”, on September 27 via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, SHINEDOWN, ATREYU, FILTER) and features young virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling and drum pro Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, ICED EARTH). The follow-up to 2007’s “Angel Down” was mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles with Tom Baker.
“Kicking Screaming” track listing:
01. Kicking Screaming
02. My Own Worst Enemy
03. TunnelVision (featuring John 5)
04. Dance On Your Grave
05. Caught In A Dream
06. As Long As I Got The Music
07. I’m Alive
08. Dirty Power
09. Live The Life
10. Dream Forever
11. One Good Reason
12. Lost In The Light
14. Jumpin’ Off The Wagon (on physical CD/DVD editions only)
15. Ain’t There Yet (iTunes exclusive)
In a recent posting on Facebook, Bach wrote: “Wow, I am SO BLOWN AWAY by the amazing artwork of Richard Villa! I have just approved the album cover of ‘Kicking Screaming’ and I am happy to say I have seen the wildest album cover this year… and it’s ours, haha!! I am so proud of the music on this CD and now I can say I’m equally proud of the cover art.
“So many covers these days are just a headshot and a logo, zzzzzz. The album cover is a lost art and I am so glad Richard Villa knows how to create art that is as heavy as rock ‘n’ roll can be!! Can’t wait for all of you to see it!”
Bach filmed two new video videos on June 28 in Hollywood, California with director Devin DeHaven of Fortress Entertainment (PAPA ROACH, WHITESNAKE, METHOD MAN, TALIB KWELI).
In a recent online posting, Bach stated, “[I just had a] marathon studio session with director Devin DeHaven , making sure the videos are perfect and the bonus materials are stellar … Which they are! This is the most satisfying experience I have had creatively in a long time.
“Frontiers Records has pulled out all the stops and I have been creating new music and bonus materials for literally months now. We have the new music, three new videos, bonuses galore, new everything!!
“If you were ever a fan, now is the time to rejoice because I am gonna give you so much new Bach ‘n’ Roll, your ears eyes are gonna bleed, mothertruckers!!!”
Sebastian previously stated that the “Kicking Screaming” cover would feature “the hottest model in the land” — presumably referring to his new girlfriend, 25-year-old model Minnie Gupta — “and reflect the lyrics as well as the brutality of the music. It’s gonna be rock ‘n’ roll to the 9th degree — very heavy, cool, trippy and nightmare-ish.”
Bach stated about his new solo material, “This CD will follow along the lines of ‘Skid Row’, ‘Slave To The Grind’, ‘Subhuman Race’ and ‘Angel Down’. If you like rockin’ guitar riffs, high-energy songs and performances, deadly drums of doom, and ear-shattering screams, we got your rock right here!” He also described the songs as “heavy, interesting, classic sounding, modern sounding, completely rock ‘n’ roll — just how we like it!”