Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man and all-round rock n' roll legend, Michael Monroe, has revealed the album artwork for new studio outing, 'Horns And Halos', confirmed for UK release on August 26th via Spinefarm Records.
The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star, Dregen, who features in Michael's current touring and recording line-up.
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"I love logotypes that are a 'little secret'," says Dregen, "You know, the ones that are more like signs – Van Halen, Crass, HIM's Heartagram, etc. That was the starting point..."
'Horns And Halos' – mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios, Finland – is the follow-up to 2011s critically-acclaimed 'Sensory Overdrive', winner of Classic Rock Magazine's 'Album Of The Year' and a No. 1 record in MM's Finnish homeland.
Monroe's touring and recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), drummer Karl 'Rockfist' Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) and Dregen – have been hard at work in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n' Roses' members) citing Michael's ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.
'Horns And Halos' track-listing:
2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side
3. Eighteen Angels
4. Saturday Night Special
5. Stained Glass Heart
6. Horns And Halos
7. Child Of The Revolution
8. Soul Surrender
9. Half The Way
11. Hands Are Tied
A second single/video from 'Horns And Halos' will be made available on August 5th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, details tbc.
Watch the video for current single, 'Ballad Of The Lower East Side' (a nod to Michael's early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-'80s break up of glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks), here:
A string of MM UK shows/festivals will be announced shortly for 2013, with Hard Rock Hell (November 28th – December 1st, North Wales) already lined up.