"Precious Metal", the video for the title track of the new album from HOUSE OF LORDS, can be seen below. The CD was released in Febraury via Frontiers Records.
"Precious Metal" is HOUSE OF LORDS' ninth studio album, following up the critically acclaimed "Big Money". This brand new release, recorded and produced by the band's singer and mastermind James Christian, again has a stellar sound, with solid and baroque songwriting mixed with unique melodic sensibilities and amazing musical skills.
Musically, "Precious Metal" shows a return to the roots of the band's sound. James Christian, as usual, sings his heart out and he sounds better than ever on these new songs. Guitarist Jimi Bell shines with heavy, but melodic riffs throughout the album, with Chris McCarville and B.J. Zampa bringing a solid and powerful rhythm foundation to the HOUSE OF LORDS sound.
In James Christian's words: "When we started to write this record, we knew after the first song that we were on to something special. The energy level was off the charts for all of us. Jimi Bell came out swinging and B.J. and Chris were just crushing it.
"Recording this album was very easy as the songs already had arrangements that were complete.
"'Precious Metal' is a testament to years of being a band that loves what they do and has so much more to offer in the years to come."
HOUSE OF LORDS debuted in 1989 with the release of the self-titled album, a monumental arena hard rock release which showcased the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-ANGEL and GIUFFRIA member Gregg Giuffria, along with such luminaries as Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), reminiscent of such frontrunners as WHITESNAKE, DEEP PURPLE and VAN HALEN, immediately brought the band to the attention of the media and fans. After another two albums released until 2002, HOUSE OF LORDS went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing of the controversial "Power And The Myth" an album which featured a sound leaning more towards progressive hard rock with '70s rock influences.
After a short European tour, singer James Christian decided to go back to the trademark arena rock sound of HOUSE OF LORDS, putting together a new lineup. Since 2006, the band has a stable lineup featuring Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J. Zampa on drums and Chris McCarvill on bass which has been delivering impressive shows and fine releases such as "World Upside Down", "Come to My Kingdom", "Cartesian Dreams" and the recent "Big Money".
"Precious Metal" track listing:
02. I'm Breakin' Free
04. Live Every Day (Like Its The Last)
05. Permission To Die
06. Precious Metal
07. Swimmin' With The Sharks
09. Enemy Mine
11. Turn Back The Tide
12. You Might Just Save My Life