Former FREHLEY'S COMET Member TOD HOWARTH To Release Solo Album Next Month

Former FREHLEY'S COMET member Tod Howarth will release his new solo album, "Opposite Gods", on April 4 via his official web site.

Howarth recently stated about his upcoming CD, "The title idea came from a conversation that my son and I had about the relentless misdirection of most all religions three years ago.

"It is another truly solo CD effort as I've again played and sang everything with exception to my youngest daughter, Tara, lending a hand to some 'answer' vocal parts on one tune.

"I do believe that this is some of my best work, lyrically, musically and a freakin' circus act of studio damage control, producer, engineer, mixer, artist, multi-hat-wearin' mofo in unbelievable makeshift studio squalor."

"Opposite Gods" track listing:

01. Drown
02. Way Down South
03. Opposite Gods
04. The Artist
05. Layne
06. Alfi's Torment
07. Tell Me
08. Change
09. On Your Own
10. Veterans
11. Dancing Through The Pain
12. October Son

Regarding the cover artwork, Howarth said: "The concept had gone through a few different ideas but I settled on one that my son, Tommy Howarth, had painted. I thought that it was fitting since it was he that had helped in coming up with the title, 'Opposite Gods', a few years back, while we were on a snowboarding trip.

"The message may be esoteric to most but with simple explanation later on it should make sense."

FREHLEY'S COMET recorded three albums, produced four videos before the lineup dissolved and Ace Frehley moved on to his solo effort. Tod continued writing and pursuing a solo record deal and received one from Gene Simmons in 1990. However this was short-lived because of the refreshing sounds of "grunge." Tod liked this new sound but also knew it was to change the face of music, and the direction of his career. After rejoining CHEAP TRICK in 1990, he helped support the continuing "Lap of Luxury" tour with the hit "The Flame". Tod played with CHEAP TRICK consistently until 1997 whereupon he went back at work on solo material. Since 2000 he has played with CHEAP TRICK in special live and TV shows and handled the keys, and backing vocals on the "Silver" DVD. In 2008 he traveled to Japan with CHEAP TRICK to once again handle the keys and vocals for the band's 30th-year anniversary concert, "Live at Budokan".

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