THE WINERY DOGS — the powerhouse trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan and drummer/vocalist Mike Portnoy — will launch its third album, “III”, on February 3 through the band’s Three Canine Music label (through Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Following within the footsteps of their first two albums, “III” was as soon as once more produced by THE WINERY DOGS and combined by longtime band affiliate Jay Ruston.
The official Vicente Cordero-directed music video for the second tune to be launched from “III”, “Mad World”, shot in Los Angeles final November, could be seen under.
From the clarion name for connection and societal understanding in “Mad World” to the door-opening private realizations of “Breakthrough” to the plain muscle-flexing reign of the white-hot “Pharaoh” and the album-closing vitality spillage of “The Pink Wine”, all 50-plus minutes of “III” show THE WINERY DOGS have not misplaced a step in relation to conjuring recent hooks, gutbucket grooves, and daring harmonies.
That mentioned, it has been a protracted highway again to the collective compound for Kotzen, Sheehan and Portnoy. Again in 2015-16, they hit the highway laborious collectively to showcase their mettle as hardcore (you guessed it) highway canine so as to construct upon the success of their well-received 2015 sophomore studio effort, “Sizzling Streak”, by touring all throughout the globe. Ultimately, the seasoned trio returned to their respective corners to give attention to numerous different tasks for the following subsequent few years. However when that reside itch wanted one other scratching, these three working musicians knew simply what they needed to do.
“We wished to tour,” Kotzen confirms succinctly of THE WINERY DOGS‘ 22-date run in early 2019 that was appropriately dubbed “Who Let The Canines Out”, earlier than including, “We needed to get these cylinders firing collectively as soon as once more.” Concurs Portnoy, “That was a enjoyable little tour that reignited our enthusiasm — and that is additionally once we knew a 3rd album was undoubtedly within the playing cards.” Provides Sheehan, “Getting again collectively like that was actually refreshing. We might calm down a bit and revel in being collectively onstage, enjoying with none strain. It was a lovely factor.”
Duly reinvigorated, THE WINERY DOGS have been lastly aligned to report once more by initially ensconcing themselves collectively in Kotzen‘s intimate, cozy residence studio in Southern California to jam on new materials that was primarily created within the second throughout many hours of face-to-face musical interplay. At all times the pushed and intuitive songwriter, Kotzen shows a definitive M.O. at any time when he is understanding new songs within the studio by scatting melodies and placing forth quick bursts of semi-improvised traces and phrases that can quickly sufficient remodel into sharply honed subject material. “My perspective is that this: once I’m within the studio creating new music, the very last thing on my thoughts is, ‘How am I gonna do it reside?'” Kotzen admits. “The truth is, I’ll by no means get to the place I am going to do it reside. What’s related is getting the imaginative and prescient that is in my head, in my coronary heart, and in my soul to return out of the audio system. If it will get to the purpose the place the tour is booked, the dates are confirmed, and all of us get again within the rehearsal room collectively, that is when you determine, ‘Okay, how do I interpret this in a means it may be delivered reside, and nonetheless be the identical tune?'”
“III” is the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed and Billboard-charting album “Sizzling Streak”, which was launched October 2, 2015 on Loud & Proud Data through RED (a division of Sony Music Leisure). After touchdown within the High 5 on a lot of Amazon‘s pre-order charts, together with No. 1 on the Amazon BestSellers/Exhausting Rock chart and No. 1 on the Amazon Pre-Orders/Exhausting Rock Albums charts, it bought 30% greater than their 2013 self-titled debut, touchdown them on numerous Billboard album charts together with No. 2 on “High Present Different Albums,” No. 5 on “High Present Exhausting Music” and “High Exhausting Music Albums,” No. 6 on “High Present Rock Albums” and “Album Core / Style Rock,” No. 15 “High Present Bodily Albums,” No. 16 “High Present Albums,” and No. 30 on the “High 200 Albums” chart.
Upon its launch, “Sizzling Streak” racked up rave evaluations. Allmusic.com hailed, “‘Sizzling Streak’ is the trio’s second album, and its free, pleasant really feel exhibits that the trio would not really feel compelled to depend on instrumental pyrotechnics. The bluesy, soulful ‘Assume it Over’ would attraction to those that admire THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, whereas ‘Captain Love’ exhibits that the band additionally has some laborious rock vitality to unleash, and the title monitor lets fly a number of the technical proficiency that its members are recognized for.” And GuitarInternational.com praised, “‘Sizzling Streak’ picks up the place their debut CD left off, however showcases the band coming into their very own with straight-ahead rockers like ‘Oblivion’, ‘Captain Love’ and ‘Satan You Know’.”
“III” monitor itemizing:
02. Mad World
06. The Vengeance
10. The Pink Wine
THE WINERY DOGS is hitting the worldwide live performance path beginning February 15 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on the Palace Theatre for his or her “202III World Tour”. Ticket and VIP bundle data could be discovered on the band’s official website online.
Photograph credit score: Travis Shinn