Rival Sons follow Sabbath tour with new album
Following the release of their album, Great Western Valkyrie, in 2014, a year which saw the band appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, Later With Jools Holland in the UK, Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals, and a sold-out U.S. run with Black Sabbath, Rival Sons have announced plans to release their fifth studio album, Hollow Bones on June 10th. The band has also released new track “Hollow Bones, Pt 1,” which will be featured on the forthcoming album. Hollow Bones is available for pre-order now.
Vocalist Jay Buchanan said “Each record we’ve made has been part of a distillation towards revealing the band’s essence. This record is finally the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons, howling to be freed.”Recorded at LCS studios in Nashville, Hollow Bones sees the recent two-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb assuming producer duties yet again. Cobb said, “Rival Sons are the best rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet!”
A band who always feels artwork is as much a part of the album experience as the music; Rival Sons’ first outing was a collaboration with legendary artist, Storm Thorgerson – known for many iconic album covers from the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. This time they’ve teamed up with artist Martin Wittfooth, whose intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition — without showing a single person – on a piece called “Rainsong.” Guitarist Scott Holiday said “I discovered Martin Wittfooth about half way through making Hollow Bones. I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used. First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album. I won’t try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album… but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet.”
With their last two albums charting in the Top 20 around the world, a rabid fan base, and incendiary live shows, 2016 is set to be the band’s best year yet.