Monday, August 24, 2015

Michael Monroe unveils Blackout States album details

Finnish rocker Michael Monroe is unveiling the cover art and tracklisting for his 10th studio album, “Blackout States”, due October 9 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.”

Next week, Monroe will preview the record with the release of the lead single, “Old King´s Road.”

The rocker will be hitting the road this fall for a co-headlining tour with Sweden’s Hardcore Superstar and some very special UK shows with Alice Cooper, who Monroe performed with in Helsinki in June.

Michael Monroe
“Blackout States”

Release date: October 9

01. This Ain't No Love Song
02. Old King's Road
03. Goin’ Down With The Ship
04. Keep Your Eye On You
05. The Bastard’s Bash
06. Good Old Bad Days
07. R.L.F.
08. Blackout States
09. Under The Northern Lights
10. Permanent Youth
11. Dead Hearts On Denmark Street
12. Six Feet In The Ground
13. Walk Away
14. Break The Noose (vinyl LP bonus track)

See also:

VIDEO: Michael Monroe performs with Alice Cooper in Helsinki
VIDEO: Michael Monroe performs with Slash in Helsinki
Michael Monroe to release Blackout States this fall
Michael Monroe updates new album plans
Search Michael Monroe at hennemusic