Frontiers Records has announced the European release of SHARK ISLAND's highly anticipated new album, "Gathering of the Faithful", on July 7.
Born out of the ashes of THE SHARKS, SHARK ISLAND was among the biggest and most prolific live acts in Los Angeles. This was in an era when there were literally hundreds of bands playing the Sunset Strip scene. They were trendsetters and imitated by many in the L.A. club rock scene at the time.
The band's major-label debut, "Law of the Order", was released in 1989 on Epic Records. It became a cult hit. SHARK ISLAND continued to tour hard, but destiny would dictate that they would not become the megastars many of their followers expected. The guys eventually went their own ways, reuniting in 2005 under the initiative of executive producer Robert Marshall of Manifest Music who was able to contact guitarist Spencer Sercombe with a proposal; to re-write and give official release to some brilliant tracks that were unfortunately never fully developed.
To facilitate the recording of the new album, Spencer Sercombe flew out from Germany; Christian Heilmann came in from England and a phenomenal new drummer from SoCal by the name of Glen Sobel (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, KEN TAMPLIN) joined the lineup. "The creative environment for 'Gathering of the Faithful' was simply mammoth," states singer Richard Black.
After nine months of work, the brand new studio album, "Gathering of the Faithful", is now complete. Richard Black says, "I think stylistically, it is closer to the original concept of SHARK ISLAND. What we have here is some new, some old, blended with wisdom and aged like fine 12-year-old scotch. You can't rush that."
"Gathering of the Faithful" track listing:
01. Blue Skies
02. Tomorrow’s Child
03. The Stranger
04. Go West
05. Welcome Goodbye
06. Life Goes On
07. Down To The Ground
08. Looking For The Sun
10. I Had A Dream
11. Will To Power
12. Need Your Love