After a seven-year hiatus, instrumental neo-fusion supergroup NIACIN - featuring legendary bass guitarist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), keyboardist John Novello (CHICK COREA, EDGAR WINTER) and world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC), will release their sixth studio album, Krush, on April 2nd in North America via Prosthetic Records.
Krush was recorded at Clear Lake Studios in North Hollywood with engineer Ara Sarkisian (STEEL PANTHER) while being mixed and mastered by Dino Herrmann (SCORPIONS, GUNS N' ROSES, MEAT LOAF). The album artwork was designed by Brian Ames (KING DIAMOND, ARCH/MATHEOS, KING'S X) and coincides impeccably with the band's kinetic 14-track release.
'Car Crash Red'
'Prelude & Funky Opus'
'The Gnarly Shuffle'
'That's The One!'
30-second audio samples of all tracks on the album can be heard below:
You can pre-order a copy of the album now through Prosthetic's web store here. The album's title track is streaming below:
The moniker Niacin — the common name of the vitamin B3 – refers to the integral musical role played by the Hammond B-3 organ in shaping the band’s sound. Inspired by the likes of RETURN TO FOREVER and THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, the group released their debut album in 1996 on Stretch, the label of jazz legend Chick Corea (who later wrote and performed on a track on Niacin's second album). With each member already firmly established in their respective genres, the band set out to form a new sound combining their jazz and rock roots, mixed with inspiration from B-3 legends such as BLIND FAITH, KEITH EMERSON, JON LORD, and Ken Hensley (URIAH HEEP). As the buzz spread, the group toured the world periodically over the following decade, during which they released four additional albums featuring such notable guests as Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather.
For the last several years, the individual members of Niacin have worked steadily on various other projects — Chambers, for example, continues to serve as the musical anchor for Carlos Santana’s ongoing Las Vegas residency — but in 2012, the group reconvened for the first time since 2006 to write and record Krush.
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