Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tesla perform new songs at Frontiers Rock Festival in Italy

Tesla performed two new tracks from the forthcoming album, “Simplicity”, during a May 1st appearance at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy, and fan-filmed video from the event is available.

The band played “Mp3” and “Ricochet” as part of their festival set; both will appear on the new album when its released in Europe on June 6 in Europe and in North America on June 10.

Tesla’s seventh all-original studio album was produced by the band with some help from legendary producer Tom Zutaut.

The project was recorded at bassist Brian Wheat’s J Street Recorders.

After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio earlier this year and completed the full album project.

"I must say that this new Tesla album is really gonna be awesome,” says guitarist Frank Hannon. “We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than [2008’s] 'Forever More', and the style is pure Tesla back to our roots. I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!"

"The opening track is called 'MP3'," continues Hannon, "and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values...and has a heavy-ass riff! Then we segue into a rock and roll song called 'Ricochet' that talks about Uncle Ted... [I] can't wait to play this stuff live!”

See also:

Tesla premiere new single So Divine
Tesla announce North American release date for new album
Tesla reveal new album details
VIDEO: Tesla debut new song Ricochet on Monsters Of Rock cruise
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