NAZARETH Sign To Frontiers Music; New Album Due In 2018
May 22, 2017, a year ago
Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary rockers Nazareth to the label for the release of a brand new studio album in 2018.
The current line-up of the band consists of Jimmy Murrison (longest serving guitarist in the band’s history), Lee Agnew (drummer since Darrel Sweet’s death in 1999), Pete Agnew (founding member, on bass) and new singer Carl Sentance (who joined the band in 2015 after Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness).
Pete Agnew says, “[w]ith Carl as our brand new singer and Frontiers as our brand new record company, the buzz surrounding us right now is the same as it was when we went in to record our very first album. Can't wait for the sparks to fly!”
Originally coming together as The Shadettes in 1968 in Dunfermline, Scotland, the entity known as Nazareth came together in spring 1970 and released their eponymous debut album in 1971. The band came to prominence after the release of the Roger Glover (Deep Purple, Rainbow) produced Razamanaz in 1973. Two more successful releases, Loud 'n' Proud and Rampant, followed before the release of Hair Of The Dog in 1975, which was an unqualified success. The title track was a staple of '70s rock radio and the ballad "Love Hurts" is a worldwide hit.
Nazareth mantained a solid sales history during the '80s, particularly in Germany, where "Dream On" became a hit single. A tribute of note to the band came in 1993 when Guns N' Roses covered "Hair Of The Dog" on their The Spaghetti Incident? album.
To date, Nazareth has recorded 23 studio albums, earning them platinum, gold, and silver awards around the world. Their latest release, Rock n’ Roll Telephone was released in 2014 and generally hailed by music critics as another masterpiece in a long line of them from the band.
Frontiers is honored to be part of this legendary band's rock 'n’ roll legacy and looks forward to releasing another great slice of classic hard rock from Nazareth.
(Photo by: Marc Marnie)