HEAVY METAL LEGENDS RELEASE BORN INNOCENT, VIA SILVER LINING MUSIC
Born Innocent, the highly anticipated full-length from heavy metal legends ALCATRAZZ is out now via Silver Lining Music and available this location
The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ once again throw down a studio gauntlet with Born Innocent, their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Games. featuring founding members JIMMY WALDO and GARY SHEA. And from the classic album art, featuring the mighty rock itself, Born Innocent is a journey into the sort of heavy, melodic and supremely articulated hard rock that is a cornerstone of the likes of RAINBOW and the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, territory ALCATRAZZ successfully strode in the ‘80s before going on hiatus.
Debuting on Born Innocent is the latest of the illustrious ALCATRAZZ guitarists to bring their extreme six-string talents to the band, with Boston-based Berklee College of Music Assistant Professor of Guitar, and one-man metal impresario JOE STUMP perhaps proving the finest of a list which includes the likes of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and STEVE VAI.
Mixed and mastered by ANDY HALLER, Born Innocent also features stars such as CHRIS IMPELLITTERI, who wrote the music and played all guitars on the arpeggio-powered ‘Born Innocent’, and BOB KULICK who wrote and laid down guitar for ‘I Am The King’. Virtuoso Japanese guitar maestro NOZOMU WAKAI -a new invitee to the party- similarly wrote and played guitars on the double-kick steel-plated Irish warrior ode ‘Finn McCool’, while STEVE VAI wrote ‘Dirty Like The City’. Meanwhile, ‘Something That I Am Missing’ and ‘Warth Lane’ were written by -and feature the guitar work of- Italian six-string hero DARIO MOLLO, with RIOT bassist DON VAN STAVERN playing bass on the title track, ‘Polar Bear’, ‘Finn McCool’, ‘London 1666’, ‘Dirty Like The City’ and ‘Paper Flags’. Add D. KENDALL JONES’ writing and guitar work on ‘We Still Remember’ and even a quick solo by another new invitee to the ALCATRAZZ mega-sound, ANNIHILATOR’s JEFF WATERS on ‘Paper Flags’ (the second one to be precise), and it’s clear that studio ALCATRAZZ 2020 is one giant piece of rock for sure.
Find the band’s previously released videos for “Polar Bear”, “London 1666,” and “Dirty Like The City” here
Though ALCATRAZZ might well have been Born Innocent, their new album shows they obviously learnt some robust and rawkus stuff along the way.
Born Innocent Track Listing:
|1. Born Innocent|
|2. Polar Bear|
|3. Finn McCool|
|4. We Still Remember|
|5. London 1666|
|6. Dirty Like The City|
|7. I Am The King|
|8. Something That I Am Missing|
|9. Paper Flags|
|10. The Wound Is Open|
|11. Body Beautiful|
|12. Warth Lane|
|13. For Tony|
Produced by Giles Lavery and Jimmy Waldo
Mixed, mastered and edited by Andy Haller
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