Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of '90s progressive metal adventurers GALACTIC COWBOYS. The band's reunited original lineup is working on its first album in seventeen years, to be released before the end of the year.
Dane Sonnier (guitar), Ben C. Huggins (vocals), Alan Doss (drums, keyboards) and Monty Colvin (bass) are strapped in, heading back to the Ranch on Mars and are recording together for the first time since 1993's "Space In Your Face".
The Houston, Texas quartet caught the attention of Geffen with its eclectic blend of melodic vocals, thrashing riffery and progressive explorations to release their self-titled debut in 1991, the same year labelmates NIRVANA issued "Nevermind". Though the antithesis of grunge, the COWBOYS nonetheless chalked up videos in heavy MTV rotation and a memorable appearance in 1994's "Airheads". Tours followed with DREAM THEATER, KING'S X, ANTHRAX and OVERKILL. Going on to release an additional five albums, the group disbanded after 2000's "Let It Go". Their music left a lasting mark on many musicians, including fans Mike Portnoy, Kerry Livgren (KANSAS) and Eric Singer (KISS).
Talking about joining Music Theories Recordings (AYREON, FLYING COLORS, Don Airey, Neal Schon, Paul Gilbert), Monty Colvin shares: "I am very excited to restart the artistic engine of GALACTIC COWBOYS and bring the universe new music! We're looking forward to a great working relationship with Mascot!"
"We said we'd only come back if the world needed us. When Mascot sent out the distress call we knew it was time to return. Get ready world. Here come GALACTIC COWBOYS!" adds Ben C Huggins.
Talking about the addition to the label, Mascot CEO Ed Van Zijl went on to say: "Every music enthusiast has a favorite band that they dream would reunite one day. Fans worldwide will be stoked to see GALACTIC COWBOYS back in their original lineup, and so are we. We're excited to have them be part of our growing Mascot family!"