Review by Pete Coates
Fresh on the heels of Black Stone Cherry’s recent trips to Australia, first as support to Steel Panther, and then on their first headlining tour of some smaller club venues, the band took some time out to spend two days recording a set of their favourite blues tracks, from the artists who influenced them as they grew up, and whose tracks they jammed to in the various garages they used to rehearse in. Now these are the songs they listen to on the tour bus sharing a bourbon or two!
Review and photos by Peter Coates
The somewhat dated, chrome steel and neon lit Metro City seemed a perfect location for the flashy, trashy, lewd and crude beast of risqué cabaret and vaudeville that is a Steel Panther show, and with the packed house still streaming through the doors, southern US rockers Black Stone Cherry hit the stage and crash into Me and Mary Jane. Definitely Southern, and certainly bluesy, but with some alt-metal nuances, this is a band I have been a fan of for years, and they never fail to deliver a powerful live show.
Black Stone Cherry has some sweet (as cherry pie) news – their tour dates in June 2016 have been rescheduled. While that doesn’t SOUND like awesome news… it most definitely is, as they have been shifted to main support slot on the Steel Panther tour. Double your dose of US rock in one night!.
Photos & Review : Peter Coates
From the grungy opening chords of The Way of the Future all the way to the heartfelt soulful close of The Rambler, this is an album that wears its heart right on its Southern Frock-coat sleeve. The fifth full-length release from Kentucky born and bred rockers Black Stone Cherry sees them continue to stay loyal to their deep southern roots, while delivering probably their heaviest riffs, and most soulful ballad on the same record.
Black Stone Cherry has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album, Magic Mountain which will be released in Australia on Friday 9 May.
Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), Magic Mountain will be heralded by the first single, Me and Mary Jane.
Black Stone Cherry commented on the making of Magic Mountain stating, “Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album. After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship.”