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Black Swan - "Big Disaster" (video)

Τους Black Swan άνετα τους αποκαλείς super group. Με τον Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group) στο μικρόφωνο, τον Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake) στην κιθάρα, τον Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, ex-Dokken) στο μπάσο και τον Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) στα τύμπανα προσφέρουν hard & heavy με εμπειρία και γνώση. Το ντεμπούτο των φέρει τον τίτλο "Shake The World" και κυκλοφόρησε στα μέσα Φεβρουαρίου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The genesis of Black Swan was sparked by a conversation between Jeff Pilson and Frontiers' President & Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino, who wanted a project that would not only showcase McAuley's vocal prowess, but have a mighty musical backbone to stand skyscraper tall behind him.

Thus, the initial seeds were planted and Pilson ran with it from there. "Shake The World" was tracked at Pilson’s home studio in Los Angeles, “Shake The World” is a showcase of both the musical talents of the instrumental players in the band as well as McAuley’s powerful voice. The four members got Black Swan off the ground by exchanging ideas back and forth and then bringing all the songs together.

The final result is something fresh, very heavy, but still intensely melodic and it’s certainly not Dokken, nor Winger, nor MSG, or some combination thereof, but it’s own unique animal. The album is a killer slice of melodic hard rock & heavy metal from seasoned players who have gelled musically. Whether you are a fan from “back in the day” or brand new to the scene and just diving in, the album is essential listening!»

Robin McAuley: «This is really exciting for me to read: Black Swan announces the release of “Shake the World," the first offering from the band on the Frontiers' label." I’ve known Jeff for some thirty years and we have a history of performing together on MSG Unplugged, in addition to being great friends, musically and socially. When he asked me to do this and collaborate with Reb, I didn’t have to think too long with my response.

Initially he wasn’t going to play bass on this, but Reb and myself soon changed his mind, lol!!! Bringing Matt into the mix was a great decision. His powerful energy and style is unmistakable on this album. Overall, it is a very powerful blend of styles and writing.

Reb is truly an amazing guitarist and songwriter. Jeff captured my vocals the way I like to sound. Probably the best vocal sound I’ve had... ever!!!! Such a great and creative studio experience for me. This is kick ass, powerful music on an album full of great songs. If you love strong melodies and BIG choruses, BLACK SWAN won’t disappoint!! It’s time... ”SHAKE THE WORLD!!!»

Reb Beach: «When Jeff approached me to do this, I was so excited because I loved writing “Erase the Slate” with him for Dokken. I also played in the band with Jeff for four years, and we worked so well together, writing and live too. He is as good as it gets when it comes to a rock musician, a great songwriter and an absolute joy to work with.

I came in with riffs, Jeff arranged them into a song by adding his own parts, and then Robin wrote the lyrics, and knocked it out of the park with the vocals. I am pretty particular about singers, and Robin’s voice is so slammin' that I wouldn’t want anyone else. Matt came in with his huge drum sound, and we had a great sounding band. Very exciting stuff!!!»

Matt Starr: «Shooting the video was a blast. Shot in Los Angeles over the course of two days, it was similar to recording the record, everything was very organic and comfortable. That’s the advantage of working with guys who have so much experience. There’s not too much discussion going on. Everybody knows what to do, we just get to work and do it. That leaves more time for hanging out, chatting and smoking cigars!»

Το βίντεο των Black Swan για το "Big Disaster" από το album "Shake The World"
Band: Black Swan
Video: "Big Disaster"
Video by: Nlight Productions
Script / Directed by: Èric Boadella
Cinematography: Lawrence Le
Steadicam Operator: Patrick Ortman
1st AC: Jose Mendoza
Make Up / Hair: Judith Koppelmann
Still Photography: Federico Janni
Production Assistant: Pau Palanco
Production Assistant: Emily Aspland
Production Assistant: Marco Siguenza
Editors: Èric Boadella & Nora Hadad
Color / VSFX: Èric Boadella

Album: "Shake The World"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 14th, 2020
Label: Frontiers Records S.R.L.
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Shake The World
02. Big Disaster
03. Johnny Came Marching
04. Immortal Souls
05. Make It There
06. She's On To Us
07. The Rock That Rolled Away
08. Long Road To Nowhere
09. Sacred Place
10. Unless We Change
11. Divided / United

Band members:
Robin McAuley - Lead Vocals, Background Vocals
Reb Beach - Guitars and Background Vocals
Jeff Pilson - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Background Vocals
Matt Starr - Drums, Percussion

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