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ALCATRAZZ RELEASE NEW ALBUM V

ALCATRAZZ, the mighty Los Angeles-born guitar-driven heavy metal icons, have released their fifth studio album, aptly titled V, via Silver Lining Music.

V is available to buy/stream/download at this location

Watch/Listen to the recently released ‘Turn Of The Wheel’, ‘Sword Of Deliverance’ and ‘Guardian Angel’ here

Formed in 1983, Alcatrazz became famous for its blend of melodic and progressive rock and for introducing guitar heroes Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. Emerging in 1983 with No Parole from Rock 'n’ Roll, which featured the hit ‘Island in the Sun’, the band continued building popularity in 1985 with their sophomore effort, Disturbing the Peace, which contained the hit, ‘God Blessed Video’. The band issued one more studio LP, 1986’s Dangerous Games, before ceasing operations the following year. The band regrouped and released highly acclaimed Born Innocent in 2020, their first studio album containing all-new material since 1986.

Both vintage and timeless, V treads the Alcatrazz textured-territories of old but with renewed vigor and verve. Whether it be the choral-echoes sitting inside the storming tempest which is ‘Nightwatch,’ the staunch, speedy melodic metal of ‘Turn Of The Wheel’ or the thick, bluesy chug of ‘House Of Lies,’ there is little doubt that this Alcatrazz is going full-tilt with not one ounce of a shackle holding them back.

“The new album brings us full circle from our original roots to a modern much heavier version of all things Alcatrazz in 2021,” confirms Shea. “I feel great and I’m looking forward to the release of our new album with its heavy rocking metal sounds.”

Produced by Giles Lavery and Jimmy Waldo, and mixed by Andy Haller (Elton John, Joe Cocker and System of a Down), V also includes guest appearances from Saxon’s Nigel Glockler (drums on ‘Guardian Angel’ and ‘Blackheart’), Tank’s Cliff Evans (bass on ‘Grace of God’) and Donnie Van Stavern of Riot (bass on ‘Guardian Angel’, ‘Nightwatch’ and ‘Target’), underscoring how perennially popular Alcatrazz’s music remains with their peers.

Alcatrazz are eager to get back on the road and bring V to the fans, kicking of their UK tour co-headlining with Girlschool in Milton Keynes on November 17th. For tickets and more information please visit: www.alcatrazzofficial.com

Tour Dates:

17 Nov - Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes (UK)
18 Nov - Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent (UK)
19 Nov - Waterloo, Blackpool (UK)
20 Nov - Hangar 18, Swansea (UK)
21 Nov - Yardbirds, Grimsby (UK)
24 Nov - Real Time Live, Chesterfield (UK)
25 Nov - Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (UK)
26 Nov - Nightrain, Bradford (UK)
27 Nov - Winterstorm, Troon (UK)
28 Nov - Trillians, Newcastle (UK)
1 Dec - Underworld, London (UK)
2 Dec KK’s Steelmill, Wolverhamton (UK)

V Track Listing:

1. Guardian Angel
2. Nightwatch
3. Sword Of Deliverance
4. Turn Of The Wheel
5. Blackheart
6. Grace Of God
7. Return To Nevermore
8. Target
9. Maybe Tomorrow
10. House Of Lies
11. Alice’s Eyes
12. Dark Day For My Soul

ALCATRAZZ is:

  • Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards
  • Gary Shea - Bass
  • Doogie White - Lead Vocals
  • Mark Benquechea – Drums

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