Country Communion, Classic Rock
Black Country Communion, the English-American rock band named "Best New Band of the Last 10 Years" (VH1 Classic's That Metal Show) and featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), will release their third studio album Afterglow (J&R Adventures) on October 30, 2012. Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/PEdsSJ and receive the album by street date.
Brand new track "Confessor" is now available as a free download here: http://bit.ly/UhJ823
BCC has announced their only concert of 2013 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Saturday, January 5, 2013. The concert is significant, as it is based in the heart of the Black Country, where both Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham grew up as kids. For more information and tickets, visitPlanet Rock (www.planetrock.com) which will launch an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Tickets go on sale to the general public onFriday, Sept. 21 via www.thegigcartel.com.
Like BCC's previous albums (2010's self-titled debut and 2011's '2'), Afterglow was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, the Black Crowes), who formed the band after watching Bonamassa and Hughes perform together at a Guitar Center event in November 2009. Afterwards, Shirley got in touch with Sherinian and Bonham to round out the group and they released their debut album in September 2010. Classic Rock Magazine called it "Possibly the best hard rock album of 2010." A mere nine months later, the group released their sophomore album '2'. Guitar World named it #12 in their Top 50 Albums of 2011;Planet Rock Radio listeners crowned them Best New Band; in November, BCC scooped up the Breakthrough Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.