THE COMPANY BAND's James Rota (guitar; also of FIREBALL MINISTRY) was the featured guest on this past Saturday's (November 7) edition of "The Classic Metal Show". The chat is now available for streaming in two parts below.
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THE COMPANY BAND — featuring Neil Fallon (vocals; also of CLUTCH), drummer Jess Margera (CKY), guitarists Rota and Dave Bone with bassist Brad Davis (FU MANCHU) — will release their full-length debut on November 17 via Restricted Release. The self-titled effort was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles and teamed the band with renowned producer/engineer Andrew Alekel (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FOO FIGHTERS). A special digital-only single will precede the full-length CD, featuring the album track "It's A Confusing World" with an exclusive cover of BTO's "Not Fragile". The single will be available for download via various digital service providers in early October.
"It was pretty awesome to get everyone into a studio together and make this record," reveals Margera of the album's recording process. "I never thought it would happen given that everyone has insanely crazy touring schedules. But, sure enough, the results turned out amazing."
He adds, "It was a strange reality for me, personally, as I am a huge fan of FIREBALL MINISTRY, CLUTCH and FU MANCHU. So to be in a room playing drums with members of all those bands was kind of unbelievable."
"It's not very often that one gets to write and play music with people that they respect as well consider family," says Jim Rota. "This band is a dream come true."
"Good times and great friends made this music that we are proud to bring you," adds Dave Bone. "So pick up your balls and load up your cannons for the 21 gun salute!"
Founded by Margera, Rota and Bone in 2006, THE COMPANY BAND originally got together to jam among friends. Their initial recordings were laid down for the band's 2008's mini-album "Sign Here, Here, And Here". It quickly sold through its limited pressing and has continued to be a popular digital seller via CDBaby.com and others since release. Restricted Release has now pressed it on a special 10-inch available now exclusively through the label's Amazon store. The vinyl pressing features exclusive artwork and is hand-numbered; limited to 1,000 copies.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/thecoband.