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26th January 2017


Details of the highly anticipated second album from leading hard rockers Inglorious have landed today. The album is simply titled 'Inglorious II' and will be released on 12th May via Frontiers Music Srl.

Along with this news, MetalTalk's overall Best New Band of 2016 (and runners-up in many other categories) have confirmed that original guitarist Drew Lowe will return to the band, replacing Wil Taylor who departed at the end of 2016 after the album was recorded. Find out all about Drew right here:

Regarding the album, frontman Nathan James told us: “It came together very organically after spending time touring together and felt great. We knew we were making an album this time too! We focused on getting our sounds just right so we could get into the studio and out in the least time possible.

"Between Adde's flat in Malmö, Sweden and Colin’s family home in Somerset, England, this album came together quickly. We spent three weekends in Somerset, writing in a kind of 9-5 fashion, whereby we knew we were at work. Then after a lovely home cooked dinner we would relax, have a few beers and balance out our hard work, the environment is so important to be creative and we had it good!”

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe 2CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles 'I Don’t Need Your Loving' and 'Taking The Blame'.

The tracklist is:

1. I Don’t Need Your Loving
2. Taking The Blame
3. Tell Me Why
4. Read All About It
5. Change Is Coming
6. Making Me Pay
7. Hell Or High Water
8. No Good For You
9. I Got A Feeling
10. Black Magic
11. Faraway
12. High Class Woman

DVD content:
Live At Donington:
Until I Die, Breakaway, High Flying Gypsy, No Good For You, Holy Water, Warning, Unaware.
Special Features:
Inglorious EPK, Taking The Blame – Music Video, I Don’t Need Your Loving – Music Video, Behind The Scenes.

A vinyl release will also be made available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

Inglorious spent a good part of 2016 on the road, and the quality and craft of their live shows increases all the time. New and old fans are in a for a treat in 2017 with a number of high profile shows confirmed, with more to follow. For a taster of what to expect check out the review from Donington here and from the co-headline with label mates Last In Line here.

Dates announced so far are:

2nd February: USA, Tampa Bay, Monster Of Rock Cruise
25th February: UK, Poole, Planet Rock’s Winters End Festival - HEADLINE
16th February: FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival
18th June: BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival
22nd June: DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival
24th June: SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
19th August: UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival

Before setting off for the first of those dates, Nathan James got a chance to sing with his hero, Glenn Hughes at The Robin 2, Bilston, when the Deep Purple legend invited him up on stage to take David Coverdale's part in 'Burn'. The performance was captured from the audience by Steve Sheppard:

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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