BLACK STONE CHERRY releases new video
Black Stone Cherry releases brand new videofor Bad Habit, the second track taken from forthcoming sixth studio album, Family Tree. The clip sees the band transported back in time to 1988 and a local ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest.
Family comes first-you can never forget who was there with you from the start. The Edmonton, Kentucky-based rock n’ roll quartet Black Stone Cherry was raised on musical forefathers such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, and the Faces, among other 1970s staples, and, now, with its sixth album, Family Tree, BSC salutes its classic rock heritage and honors its legacy with a beast of a Southern rock n’ roll album.
"We caught divine intervention with this one," guitarist Ben Wells says with a good chuckle. "We hit a creative spark and tapped into a spirit and a fire we hadn’t before." Drummer John Fred Young adds: "Family Tree showcases all of our collective musical influences and how we have taken those to create something that is truly our own unique Southern American Rock ‘N Roll Sound."
For 17 years, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums, and one well-received blues EP. Black Stone Cherry has also rocked 12,000-cap arena shows, topped the UK charts, and shared the stage with a diverse roster of superstars, including Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Motörhead, and ZZ Top.
Family Tree boasts BSC’s tried-and-true lucky number with its 13 songs, and, like all BSC releases, features songwriting contributions from each member. The result is a modern and meaty blues-based rock album, with unexpected sonic twists like punchy horn sections, barrelhouse pianos, Southern gospel organ, atmospheric synthesizer passages, and forays into funk and country.
Photo by Will Ireland
Family Tree is set for release via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 20th April 2018 and is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016’s Kentucky, which debuted at #5 on the Official UK Album Chart.
Last week the band also revealed a video trailer for the new album – https://youtu.be/VgHwd2fq_Aw.
Black Stone Cherry tours Scandinavia in November together with Monster Truck.
13 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
15 Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
16 Vulkan, Oslo, Norway
17 Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
- Bad Habit
- New Kinda Feelin’
- Carry Me On Down The Road
- My Last Breath
- Southern Fried Friday Night
- Dancin’ In The Rain
- Ain’t Nobody
- James Brown
- You Got The Blues
- I Need a Woman
- Get Me Over You
- Family Tree
Release date: April 20, 2018
Available formats: LP, CD and Digital