_ American rockers Rivals Sons have finished recording and mixing their new album in Nashville, Tennessee. The as-yet untitled follow-up to 'Pressure & Time', was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell. The album is due to be released on Earache Records in late August.
Guitarist Scott Holiday comments:
"We have officially completed and turned in our next full length record. We thought we might give ourselves a bit more time to work this time around, as opposed to the 20 days for 'Pressure & Time'... BUT, it was even MORE crazy this time. Everything was finished in about the same amount of time (22 days), but this time we are giving much more music (a much longer record) - nearly twice that of P&T.
"Done in Nashville this time - amazing people, music, music scene, countryside, and some cool record shops. We re-enlisted our long-time producer and friend, Dave Cobb (Jamie Johnson, Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings, and uh... Rival Sons), and this time we brought in the engineering and mix wizardry of one Mr. Vance Powell (Jack White, Dead Weather, Kings of Leon).
"Songs were once again written and recorded on the spot, allowing the listener to really peer in and catch a snapshot of the moment, and our immediate instincts. Most songs were captured in a few takes, not to mention plenty of first-takers. Pretty off the cuff and unadulterated. We have never had a wish to be predictable or sedentary with our music, and this record explores and supports that ethos pretty well. In other words, this record is not P&T, but delves into a bunch of other musical ideas and sounds. Much more of a 'long-form' record as a whole. Fist-pumpers, ass-shakers, foot-stompers, air guitaring/bassing/drummers, tear-jerkers, heart-string-pullers, and a few straight up freak outs. That's all I'll say for now. Due out late this August."
Watch a video of Rival Sons frontman Jay Buchanan at the mixing studio here
The band also have announced a European tour, including two shows in the Netherlands and Germany with Guns 'N' Roses. Don't miss them at the following shows:
May 18 - St. Catharines, ON - Barracuda Pretty
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
May 20 - Grand Bend, ON - Motorplex
May 28 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
May 29 - Lille, France - La Peniche
May 31 - Leffinge, Belgium - Zwerver
Jun. 01 - Nuremberg, Germany - Rock im Park
Jun. 02 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock am Ring
Jun. 03 - Den Bosch, Netherlands - W2
Jun. 04 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Ahoy (w/ Guns 'N' Roses)
Jun. 06 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jun. 07 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 08 - Mönchengladbach, Germany - Warsteiner Hockey Park (w/ Guns 'N' Roses)
Jun. 10 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 12 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark (w/ Evanescence)
Jun. 14 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle (w/ Evanescence)
Jun. 16 - Bulle, Switzerland - Ebullition
Jun. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - MeetFactory (w/ Eagles of Death Metal)
Jun. 20 - Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica
Jun. 22 - Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal Festival
Jun. 23 - Roeser, Luxembourg - Rock A Field Festival
Jun. 24 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 30 - Owen Sound, ON - Big Music Fest
Jul. 05 - Sundsvall, Sweden - Sundsvall Festival
Jul. 06 - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock Festival
Jul. 14 - Joensuu, Finland - Ilosaarirock Festival
Jul. 17 - Uppsala, Sweden - Katalin
Jul. 19 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival
Jul. 20 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival
Jul. 21 - Njordfordeid, Norway - Malakoff Rockfestival
The band has also just released a new music video for the track, 'Face of Light'. Watch the video here
Pressure & Time is available now as a special redux edition, including two incredible bonus tracks, 'Company Man' and 'Life For This Road', plus a bonus DVD featuring these great videos:
* 'Gypsy Heart', 'Pressure and Time' and 'Soul' live from High Voltage festival
* 'Pressure and Time', 'All Over the Road' and 'Get What's Coming' official promo videos
* 'Pressure and Time' live backstage at Werchter festival
* Pressure & Time promo trailer
Get it here in Europe at or in North America here. It is also available on iTunes, including all bonus tracks and videos here.
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