Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Extreme share Rise as first preview of new album Six

Extreme are sharing a video for “Rise”, the lead single and first preview to their forthcoming album, “Six.”

The video was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.

“Musically, it’s aggressive,” says vocalist Gary Cherone about “Rise.” “Lyrically, it’s a cautionary tale on the rise and fall of fame. You get seduced into it. Once you’re on top, they’ll rip you apart and tear you down. That’s the nature of the beast.”

Due June 9 via earMUSIC, the album – which was produced by Bettencourt and recorded in his home studio – marks the Boston band’s first new full record in 15 years and delivers the high-octane dynamics fans have come to expect.

“Whatever you think an Extreme album is after two or even three songs, it’s not,” states Nuno. “That goes for every record we’ve ever done. True Extreme fans know to ‘expect the unexpected.’ I feel like we need a good old school rock album. ‘Six’ is definitely modern, but you can put on headphones and go on a journey from top-to-bottom. It’s like ‘Extreme 2.0’.

“When Eddie Van Halen passed, it really hit me. I’m not going to be the one who will take the throne, but I felt some responsibility to keep guitar playing alive. So, you hear a lot of fire on the record.”

“With Extreme, there’s always a lot of passion and a little piss and vinegar,”
adds Cherone. “We’re not in competition with anybody else, but we strive to outdo ourselves. There are some moments on this album where we did. We’ve managed to stay together after all these years. We feel like we have something to prove when we get on stage or in the studio. Because of that, I believe some of these songs are among the best we’ve written.”

Extreme are set to appear on the upcoming Monsters Of Rock Cruise next month, and play at Columbia, MD’s M3 Rock Festival in May, with 2023 tour dates to be announced soon.

Get your copy of “Rise” here.

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