Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music.
"Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls.
Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to Black-Sabbath.com:
"OK, the line up is: Me,.... me,.....me,..... er ...me......
"Actually, I play a lot of stuff myself, I play the bass on everything, I play some guitar but my son Joe plays most of it, I play violin, Geoff plays most of the keyboards although I had a part played by John Taylor, who is a GREAT player but unknown to most. I also kept a guitar solo part played by Pedro Howse, who is Geezer Butler's [SABBATH bassist] .... nephew I think? He helped with 'Bitter Sweet'.
"Mostly that's it, I didn't really intend on doing most of it myself but as I was writing it and I needed a part playing I just picked up the intrument I wanted and did it, then the other guys went over what I had done in parts to make it better.
"Apart from the drums!!!!! That was different.... Obviously, Cozy isn't around to re-play stuff so I had to use the computer to make that work. The original drum track was not bad but I needed to get a chorus into a different place in one part and the cymbles were a little distorted in places so I had to repeat parts of the drum track to get what the song needed. It took a LONG time to acheive, mostly because it was important to keep the integrity of the drum track, and also his name. But apart from THAT!!! I also had to try and match the Cozy track to the rest of the album, in fact I neded up matching the album to Cozy's track, 'Raising Hell' became the benchmark for the rest of the songs. So it took a long time to finish.
"There are another 22 Cozy tracks I could work with, the one I mentioned on my site is still around but I had to leave it off this album, I just wasn't happy with the lyrics. I wanted to use it as Cozy heard it but to honest it sounds wrong!!! So I'd like to work on that one longer before I release it on you guys."
According to Tony Martin, his touring band will consist of the following:
Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards
Danny Needham - Drums
Jamie Mallander - Bass
Joe Harford - guitar
Fabio Cerrone - guitar
Tony Martin – vocals
Tony Martin tour dates:
Nov. 09 – Graz, AUT - Explosiv
Nov. 10 - Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Nov. 11 - Ried, AUT - Kiek
Nov. 12 - Moscow, RUS - private event
Nov. 13 - Moscow, RUS - B2 club
Nov. 15 - Pilzen, CZR - Rockclub
Nov. 16 - Budapest, HUN - A38
Nov. 18 - Bassano del grappa, ITA - Transilvania
Nov. 19 - Firenze, ITA - Ministry
Nov. 20 - Roma, ITA - Stazione Birra
Nov. 23 - Latina, ITA - Transilvania
Nov. 24 - Como, ITA - Black Horse
Nov. 25 - Torino, ITA - Transilvania