Metal Express Radio correspondent Mick Burgess recently caught up with Scott Holiday from RIVAL SONS on the UK leg of their European tour. Hear them talk about the new album, Head Down (released in September), the difference between supporting bands like Judas Priest and headlining shows, about recording in Nashville and their current European tour.
Holiday: "When a band puts out a double record which is shitloads of material and you're just going 'You really should not have done this. I won't name any names but probably most of them anyway, there's only a few worthy of real double records. Where the hell is the producer just telling you this is shit?"
Head Down was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb (JAMIE JOHNSON, SHOOTER JENNINGS) and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell (JACK WHITE, THE WHITE STRIPES, KINGS OF LEON). The tracklisting is as follows:
'Keep On Swinging'
'You Want To'
'Until the Sun Comes'
'Run From Revelation'
'All The Way'
'Manifest Destiny Pt. 1'
'Manifest Destiny Pt. 2'
The band's tour schedle is now as follows:
11 - Helsinki, Finland - Club Circus
12 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkaguane Club
13 - Oulu, Finland - Club Teatria
15 - Stockholm Sweden - Tyrol
16 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
17 - Stavanger, Norway - Folken
18 - Bergen, Norway - Hulen
20 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
22 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
23 - Munich, Germany - 59:1
24 - Vienna, Austria - B72
26 - Bern, Switzerland - Bierhubeli
27 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Plaza
29 - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino