Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has completed work on his new solo album for a 2014 release via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Kicking & Screaming" was once again produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK SABBATH and SHINEDOWN, among others.
Says Bach: "[I had an] album cover meeting today with the immensely talented Mr. Richard Villa.
"Richard is an incredible artist and we have brainstormed some kick-ass ideas that I cannot wait to execute. And exciting for the collectors out there, it looks like I will be incorporating another one of my father's paintings into this album design.
"My father painted the covers for [SKID ROW's] 'Slave To The Grind' inside artwork for [SKID ROW's] 'Subhuman Race', [and my solo albums] 'Angel Down' and 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive!' as well.
"There is one specific image that is haunting to me that lends itself to the album title perfectly. We are also doing a crazy-ass photo session that will be quite theatrical and fun to do.
"This album is going to knock you all out. I guarantee it.
"I could not be happier or more proud of this record. I can't wait for you all to hear it!"
Sebastian managed to involve in the writing and recording some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), and not one but two top-class guitar players: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the CD are Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) on guitar and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, FATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian previously collaborated on Duff's solo album "Believe In Me".
Bach's CD/DVD package, "ABachalypse Now", was released in North America on March 26, 2013 via Frontiers Records. The "ABachalypse Now" Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from 2012's Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. "ABachalypse Now" was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD.