“Temptation”, a brand new song from former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, was premiered on the February 17 edition of “Mohr Stories”, the podcast hosted by actor, comedian and sports enthusiast Jay Mohr. It is available on iTunes.
“Temptation” is taken from Bach‘s new solo album, “Give ‘Em Hell”, which will be released on April 22 via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Kicking & Screaming” was once again produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK SABBATH and SHINEDOWN, among others.
“Give ‘Em Hell” was mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles with Tom Baker. Bach said: “The CD Tom gave me today is EXACTLY what I want you all to hear when you press ‘Play’ on the new record.
“Tom has taken Bob Marlette‘s incredible mixes and retained all of the warmth and added sonic sparkle and excellence that I just cannot believe it when I listen to it.
“I want to thank Tom Baker and Bob Marlette and all of my band members for all of their talent and expertise which is completely evident when you listen to this music.
“I truly feel like the luckiest man on earth right now.
“I truly love the CD and I just cannot wait for you all to crank the hell right out of it! It has been delivered to the presses and they are making one especially for YOU right at this very second!”
Sebastian managed to involve in the writing and recording some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES), and not one but two top-class guitar players: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the CD are Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) on guitar and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, FATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian previously collaborated on Duff‘s solo album “Believe In Me”.
The cover for “Give ‘Em Hell” was once again handled by Richard Villa, who worked on “Kicking & Screaming”. Incorporated into the album design is one of the paintings by Sebastian‘s late father David Bierk, who painted the artwork for SKID ROW‘s “Slave To The Grind”, inside artwork for SKID ROW‘s “Subhuman Race”, and Bach‘s solo albums “Angel Down” and “Bring ‘Em Bach Alive!”.
“Give ‘Em Hell” track listing:
01. Hell Inside My Head
03. All My Friends Are Dead
05. Push Away
07. Had Enough
08. Gun To A Knife Fight
09. Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game
10. Taking Back Tomorrow
12. Forget You
Bach previously stated about “Give ‘Em Hell”: “We have captured some kick-ass rock and roll magic and producer par excellence Bob Marlette is the wizard behind the board.
“It is such an awesome feeling to be able to say to the planet if you like the music I have put out before, I can guarantee you will dig this one! I cannot stop listening to it and that is the whole intention.
“For those of you who dig my high crazy-ass screams of the other records, well, I am proud to say this new disc features all the ranges and textures I have been known for, clean soaring melodic ballads and blood-curdling death screams from hell.”
Bach‘s CD/DVD package, “ABachalypse Now”, was released in North America on March 26, 2013 via Frontiers Records. The “ABachalypse Now” Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from 2012’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. “ABachalypse Now” was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD.