Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Triumph reunite on new Rik Emmett album

Canadian rockers Triumph will reunite on record for the first time in three decades on the forthcoming solo album by guitarist Rik Emmett.

The trio of Emmett, bassist Mike Levine and drummer Gil Moore last worked together in the studio on 1987’s “Surveillance” before the guitarist exited the lineup in 1988.

“Mike and Gil joined Rik in the studio for his new album!” posted the band on Facebook.

Due late this year, Emmett’s latest project was recorded at Moore’s Metalworks Studios near Toronto, ON and will be released under the banner RES9 (Rik Emmett Resolution 9).

The album will reportedly also include guest appearances by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie.

Formed in Toronto in 1975, Triumph released ten studio albums – including “Rock & Roll Machine”, “Just A Game”, “Allied Forces”, “Never Surrender” and “Thunder Seven” – before disbanding in 1993.

Triumph were inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame in 2007 and the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 2008, the same year the lineup reunited for performances at the Sweden Rock Festival and Rocklahoma.

The Sweden Rock appearance was issued on DVD in 2012.

Since leaving Triumph, Emmett has released more than a dozen studio and live projects while maintaining a steady tour schedule.

See also:

Triumph featured on In The Studio
VIDEO: Triumph – Live At Sweden Rock Festival preview
Triumph: Live At Sweden Rock Festival package details
Triumph: Live At Sweden Rock Festival package due this spring
Search Triumph at hennemusic