Black Stone Cherry are thrilled to announce their eighth studio album, ‘Screamin’ At The Sky’, set for release on Friday 29th September via Mascot Records. The opus will be available in White Solid Vinyl, Limited Edition Vinyl Boxset, CD and Digitally and is available to pre-order now over at http://smarturl.it/BSC-MLG.
Today, the band reveal another new track, ‘Nervous’, together with an accompanying official music video, to coincide with album pre-orders going live. Earlier this year, BLACK STONE CHERRY released the album’s lead single, ‘Out of Pocket’, which went on to be a crowd favourite on the band’s recent UK arena shows.
The Kentucky-based band, featuring Chris Robertson (lead vox/guitar), Ben Wells (guitar/bkg vox) and drummer John-Fred Young (drums/bkg vox), are joined for the first time on an album recording by ‘new’ bassist, Steve Jewell Jr. (ex-Otis). The band’s fanbase will be more than familiar with Steve, as he joined Black Stone Cherry in 2021.
Discussing the new video, the boys tell us:
“Filming the video for ‘Nervous’ was an amazing experience, like being on a movie set! We spent the day in an old paint factory-turned-production studio that had all of these amazing sets for TV and movies. The actor, Mateo Palmitier, did an AMAZING job as the lead character and it was such a cool experience seeing all of these visions come to life thanks to our director, Kyle Loftus and his incredible team. We love how the video will go between our performance, a great story line, and some killer visuals!”
Check out the video for ‘Nervous’ below.
With regard to the new album, Black Stone Cherry continue:
“Every band that puts out a new record will tell you they are excited – as they should be. However, we may take the award for being the most excited about releasing a new album into the world! We can guarantee that it’ll move you in one way or another. We had a lot to say lyrically, musically, and sonically. We pushed ourselves to create not only something relevant, but also pushing the envelope to bend the trend. We are truly proud of this collection of songs and we hope you’ll celebrate it with us.”
‘Screamin’ At The Sky’ features all-new material written collaboratively while on tour, but when it came time to record, BSC decided to try something it’s always dreamed of doing: tracking an album at The Plaza Theater in Glasgow, Kentucky – a legendary 1020-seat venue built in 1934 that boasts meticulous acoustics. “Every time we played the Plaza we wondered what it would sound like to record drums there. We finally decided to put all our eggs in one basket,” Chris says. In June of 2022, the band rented the whole place, brought in all its recording equipment and its trusty engineer, Jordan Westfall. They set up the basement as the control room and the stage as the live drum room. Time between recording sessions and incredible room ambience have resulted in a career high watermark for BSC.
Black Stone Cherry’s last album, ‘The Human Condition’, released in October 2020 was their sixth consecutive No. 1 debut on the UK Rock Albums chart. The album’s lead single, ‘Again’ was the band’s biggest single in over 10 years in America, peaking at #15, and their highest charting record ever in Canada, landing in the Top 15. The album racked-up 50 million streams worldwide. Over the years, BSC has both headlined and rocked 12,000-cap arena shows and shared the stage with a wide range of superstars, including Alter Bridge, Def Leppard, Gov’t Mule, Nickelback, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Mötorhead, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, The Darkness, and ZZ Top. In 2018, BSC performed in front of 100,000 people at the Download Festival as main support to Guns N’ Roses and in 2021, the band played the venerated Royal Albert Hall, immortalized on 2022’s live DVD ‘Live From The Royal Albert Hall…Y’All’.
Plans are afoot for more UK dates later this year. Stay tuned for details soon.
‘Screamin’ At The Sky’ tracklisting:
- Out Of Pocket
- Screamin’ At The Sky
- When The Pain Comes
- Show Me What It Feels Like
- Smile, World
- The Mess You Made
- Who Are You Today?
- Not Afraid
- Here’s To The Hopeless
- You Can Have It All