28 February, 2012

Primal Rock Rebellion: Awoken Broken – new album

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Out in Europe since yesterday, February 27th, 2012, and due in the USA on April 17th, 2012 on Spinefarm Records, PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION's debut album is entitled ‘Awoken Broken’. Featuring IRON MAIDEN's guitarist Adrian Smith and SIKTH vocalist Mikee Goodman (as well as session drummer Dan “Loord” Foord, also SIKTH, and singer Tarin Kerry), the superpair coming out album was co-produced by the accomplished couple and mixed by Simon Hanhart. The album's artwork was created by Meats Meier. Listen to the track samples of the whole album via player below, where you’ll also find their brand new video ‘No Place Like Home’ and download the song ‘I See No Lights’ for free here. ‘Awoken Broken’ can be found in your favorite local record store, and if not, check out Amazon for orders/pre-orders, buy the deluxe gatefold marbled purple & red 2LP set here (What Records), or make use of iTunes.

“In essence, PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION is the meeting of different minds, different mentalities and different musical backgrounds, but the end result is very much a cohesive, self-produced whole… albeit one that reflects the individual talents of the musicians involved: Adrian provides the guitars, the bass and the advanced song-writing skills - the sense of drama, of light and shade, of music designed to stir the senses, all of them. Right from the start, it’s been very much a labour of love…

Elaborates Adrian Smith: “It was great working at my own pace and in my own studio with no time constraints. I think during the making of this album I went around the world twice with MAIDEN, working on the project in between. In the process, it allowed for a bit more of an experimental approach.” Adds Mikee Goodman: “Adrian inspired me in many ways. I learnt the importance and the power of choruses in songs. Adrian also gave me a lot more belief in myself melodically. I think we pulled each other out of our comfort zones, creating something fresh and exciting along the way. We co-produced the album together, and the whole recording process was very relaxed - no deadlines, just honing the songs naturally as we recorded them, a new experience for both of us.” [Find more information about PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION here]

Awoken Broken - A Preview – courtesy of PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION

 

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