â€œBlack Country Communionâ€, the new rock supergroup featuring former Deep Purple/Black Sabbathâ€™s GLENN HUGHES (vocals, bass), Led Zeppelinâ€™s JASON BONHAM (drums), guitar player JOE BONAMASSA (guitar, vocals), and Dream Theaterâ€™s DEREK SHERINIAN (keyboards), have today revealed the artwork for the debut album for the first time.
Released by Mascot Records in the UK and Europe on Monday September 20th, followed by a North American release via J&R Adventures on September 21st, the hotly tipped debut album is produced and mixed by KEVIN SHIRLEY (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin).
â€œThe albumâ€™s jam-packed with quality rock songs that collectively showcase each musician,â€ says Dave Lewis, editor of the Led Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose. â€œBCC is no exercise in mere retro rock,â€ continues Lewis. â€œ
The album has a definite contemporary edge. Yes, thereâ€™s a real groove to it but, as Glenn says, with a Bonham involved, thatâ€™s to be expected. Jason puts in a performance that emphasizes why he was such an integral part of the success of the Led Zeppelin O2 reunion show.â€
â€œThis is the real thing and itâ€™s the right thing to do at the right time,â€ adds Glenn Hughes. â€œItâ€™s current, not old, or heritage, itâ€™s designed to be a classic modern rock album and I get a chance to sing â€“ really sing rock again, without holding back.”