Finnish rocker Michael Monroe will release his 10th studio album, “Blackout States”, on October 16 via Spinefarm Records.
Produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Nomads) in Gothenburg, Sweden and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland, the project is the follow-up to the 2013 Finnish chart-topper “Horns And Halos.”
Monroe recorded the album with his touring band – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Black Halos/Amen) and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig).
“I’m extremely excited about our new album, 'Blackout States’,” says Monroe. “It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock‘n’roll record – strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band.
“I highly recommend ‘Blackout States' to anyone who’s even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock‘n’roll at its best sounds like today."
On the live front, Monroe will perform at the Camden Rocks Festival in London on May 30, where his set will be filmed by videographer/ photographer Ville Juurikkala as part of the video for the first single from “Blackout States.”
The former Hanoi Rocks frontman will then play the Sweden Rock Festival on June 4 before launching a series of dates in Finland later in the month.
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