EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE:KOBRA AND THE LOTUS UNVEIL 'YOU DON'T KNOW 17th March 2017
The brand new Kobra And The Lotus album, 'Prevail I', will be released on May 12th 2017 via Napalm Records and was produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen and today, track number three from the album is premiering here on MetalTalk.
It's the second track to be released from the album after the explosive Canadian Hard Rockers completed work on their new opus. You can see 'Gotham' below as well as the special studio footage, 'Prevail I' artwork, tracklisting and upcoming Kobra And The Lotus tour dates. Here's the premiere of 'You Don't Know'.
Vocalist Kobra Paige told us:
"In 2015, I decided we needed to go to Denmark to record with Jacob Hansen. It was going to be a double album, and we were going to write both albums there in an organic way like they did in the 70s. I think everyone thought I was slightly crazy but they all bravely hopped onboard and, sure enough, we wrote the best music of our lives to date.
"I have never felt so proud of our music until now, and I was super proud of how everyone involved, stretched and pushed themselves to their creative limits. We needed to evolve. We needed to work harder at nailing down what made us Kobra And The Lotus. We needed to be more relatable to people so the messages could travel further.
"The studio experience was brutally challenging, stressful, and unbelievably humbling. We learned a ton and bled a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it. This album represents exactly what it's titled. 'Prevail' is a testament of our strength and determination to never give up. 'Prevail' is the strength of all people prevailing through life."
Want to grab a look behind the scenes of the studio and the recording process? Check it out with Kobra And The Lotus' special studio footage here!
The full 'Prevail I' tracklisting reads as follows:
3. You Don't Know
4. Specimen X (The Mortal Chamber)
5. Light Me Up
6. Manifest Destiny
8. Check The Phyrg
9. Hell On Earth
Stay tuned for Prevail II to complete the story in the not too distant future!
In support of the new album, Kobra And The Lotus have already announced the following live shows with more dates to be announced soon.
10th June: BE - Wervik, Skullfest
14th July: SE - Gavle, Gavle
27th July: SL - Tolmin, Metaldays
19th August: SK - Zvolenská, Futbalové ihirská
And here's the first release from 'Prevail I', the album's opening track 'Gotham'.
Kobra Paige said about the story of 'Prevail I', the band's most ambitious effort to date:
"When we are born, we are innocent, pure, and unshaped. This mandala signifies a human at the beginning of it's journey. Unscathed and beautiful, the mandala is each and every one of us.
"As this album unfolds, you will notice it's more than just music. 'Prevail I' is a story of visceral truth and I believe, if we're really being honest with ourselves, everyone will find their story within it. After all, the battles may differ, but we all started as the same mandala and we are more relatable than we'd like to admit.
"Our only wish is that you may enjoy the freaking crap out of this album and find comfort in realizing you're not alone."
Kobra And The Lotus are:
Kobra Paige (vocals)
Jasio Kulakowski (guitars)
Brad Kennedy (bass)
Marcus Lee (drums)