ROSS THE BOSS – New album “By Blood Sworn” Out On April 20th / World Tour Dates Announced!


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From AFM Records:

Guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point – with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both the Dictators and Manowar. And he continues to rock – as a member of the group DeathDealer, and also, as the leader of his own solo outfit, which has issued such stellar releases as ‘Hailstorm,’ ‘New Metal Leader’ and his latest offering, ‘By Blood Sworn’.

Joined by Marc Lopes on vocals and keys, Mike LePond on bass, and Lance Barnewold on drums for the sessions (Steve Bolognese will beat the skins on the album’s tour), ‘By Blood Sworn’ was produced by Dean Rispler, and will be released April 20th in Europe, via AFM Records.

“The main thing is that my band all live nearby me instead of in Germany,” explains Ross. “So, we were able to really work the tunes up. Mike LePond and I started going thru riffs and tunes in July, worked up the tunes, and started forming them. It was a very satisfying process.”

And as evidenced by such standout tracks as title track, “Among the Bones,” “Devil’s Day,” and a re-do of Manowar’s “Hail and Kill,” ‘By Blood Sworn’ is certainly as hard-hitting and heavy as Ross’ previous classics. “Actually, I know what direction the songwriting should go, and we go. As for my guitar playing, whatever the song needs, the songs get! The record is more old school, but with a fresh attack – the songs are not repetitive, and this record is also not a ‘drum machine recording’ like most these days.” Also featured is extremely eye-catching album cover artwork. “Marc and I had this concept for the cover art by Stan W. Decker. It was a knight kneeling after battle – holding his mighty sword and my eagle behind him.”

Pre-order “By Blood Sworn” here (CD, Digipak, Vinyls):
https://shop.afm-records.de/ross-the-boss/

“By Blood Sworn” – Track Listing:

01. By Blood Sworn
02. Among the Bones
03. This is Vengeance
04. We Are the Night
05. Faith of the Fallen
06. Devil’s Day
07. Lilith
08. Play Among the Godz
09. Circle of Damnation
10. Fistful of Hate

Bonus tracks on Digipak:
11. Each Dawn I Die
12. The Oath
13. Hail And Kill

BY BLOOD WE TOUR WORLDWIDE 2018

3/07 – SELLERSVILLE – PA – SELLERSVILLE THEATER
3/08 – MANCHESTER – NH – JEWEL MUSIC VENUE
3/09 – BROOKLYN – NY – SAINT VITUS
3/10 – POUGHKEEPSIE – NY – THE CHANCE
3/11 – PATCHOGUE – NY – STEREO GARDEN
3/14 – QUEBEC – QU – L’ANTI
3/15 – MONTREAL – QU – KATACOMBES
3/16 – TORONTO – ON – ROCKPILE
3/18 – DETROIT – MI – TOKEN LOUNGE
3/22 – INDIANAPOLIS – IN – BLACK CIRCLE BREWERY
3/23 – CHICAGO – IL – REGGIES
3/24 – DARIEN – IL – Q CLUB
4/15-17 – MALLORCA – ES/ MARSEILLE – FR FULL METAL CRUISE 6
4/18 – MANNHEIM – DE – MS CONNEXION COMPLEX
4/19 – BREDA – NL – MEZZ
4/20 – LEIBERTINGEN-KREENHEINSTETTEN – DE – BURGERHAUS
4/21 – ZUG – CH – CHOLLERHALLE
4/22 – BRESCIA – IT – CIRCOLO COLONY
4/26 – SYDNEY – AU – THE STAG
4/27 – ADELAIDE – AU – FOWLERS LIVE
4/28 – MELBOURNE – AU – THE CROXON
4/29 – BRISBANE – AU – WOLLY MAMMOTH
7/06 – BARCELONA – ES – ROCKFEST
8/10 – KORTRIJK – BE – ALCATRAZ METAL FEST
8/11 – VILLENA – ES – LEYENDAS DEL ROCK
8/12 – VAGOS – PT – VAGOS METAL FEST
8/15 – DINKELSBUHL – DE – SUMMER BREEZE
9/05 – ATLANTA – GA – PROGPOWER XIX – THE LOFT
10/15 – CALA BARCA – ES – FULL METAL HOLIDAY

MORE TBA.

Source:

https://www.afm-records.de/en/

LONG LIVE ROSS THE BOSS.

STONE.

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