SEBASTIAN BACH will release his new solo album, Give Em Hell, on April 18th in Europe, and on April 22nd in North America, via Frontiers Records. In a new interview with Guitar International Bach helps Robert Cavuoto understand the inner working of Give ‘Em Hell and the secret to his success. An excerpt follows:
Q: Tell me about what inspired you musically when you started writing songs, and what inspires you now?
A: "I was under a real strict deadline for this CD. In the past I wouldn’t even go to the studio unless I felt prepared and ready. But this album - I had a deadline that I was trying to meet. Sometimes I wouldn’t have the entire lyrics to the song done, and I was supposed to be going to the studio. I’d call Bob Marlette, and say, 'I’m not finished. I can’t come'. And he’d go, 'Just come anyway'. I’d go, 'No, I’m not done'. He’d go, 'No, just show up'. 'Okay'. (laughs ) And I’d walk up to the mike and just sing without thinking about it, and some of the songs were written that way, instead of the other way of making poetry and putting it to music. I’m really happy with the results when I listen back; it all seems to make sense."
Read the full interview at this location
Give Em Hell is the follow-up to 2011's Kicking & Screaming and was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ROB ZOMBIE) and features 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 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, FATES WARNING) on drums.
The new song 'Hell Inside My Head' is available now via iTunes here
. Check out Carl Begai's review of Give 'Em Hell at this location
The cover for Give 'Em Hell was handled by Richard Villa. Bach stated recently: "Richard is an incredible artist and we have brainstormed some kick ass ideas that I cannot wait to execute. And exciting for the collectors out there, it looks like I will be incorporating another one of my father's paintings into this album design. My father painted the covers for Slave To The Grind, inside artwork for Subhuman Race, Angel Down, and 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive! as well. There is one specific image that is haunting to me that lends itself to the album title perfectly. We are also doing a crazy ass photo session that will be quite theatrical and fun to do. This album is going to knock you all out. I guarantee it."
'Hell Inside My Head'
'All My Friends Are Dead'
'Gun To A Knife Fight'
'Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game'
'Taking Back Tomorrow'
The 'Temptation' video was directed by Patrick Fogarty (BLACK VEIL BRIDES, PICTURE ME BROKEN) and is the first from Bach's forthcoming studio album, and features quintessential rock bassist Duff McKagan on bass.
Bach recently announced more live dates for Europe and the UK in July. His updated 2014 tour schedule can be viewed below:
24 - B.B. King Blues Club - New York, NY
25 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
26 - Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia, MD
27 - Asylum - Portland, ME
30 - Köln, Germany - Luxor
1 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
2 - München, Germany - Backstage
3 - Milan, Italy - Live Music Club
5 - Knebworth, UK - Sonisphere
6 - Weert, The Netherlands - De Bosuil
7 - Manchester, UK - Academy
8 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolves Civic
11 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head Festival
17 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
1 - The Port Theatre - Nanaimo, BC
2 - Deerfoot Inn And Casino - Calgary, AB
8 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI