BLACK SWAN - Shake the World (February 14, 2020)

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New release from: BLACK SWANShake the World (February 14, 2020)

Vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl.

Their debut album, Shake The World, an aptly titled album if ever there was one, is a delightful romp of powerful hard rock that is not simply the sum of its parts, but a powerful rock ‘n roll machine. It will be released on February 14, 2020, on CD, LP, & Digital formats.

The genesis of Black Swan was sparked by a conversation between Jeff Pilson and Frontiers‘ President & Head of A&R, Serafino Perugino, who wanted a project that would not only showcase McAuley‘s vocal prowess but have a mighty musical backbone to stand skyscraper tall behind him. Thus, the initial seeds were planted and Pilson ran with it from there. Shake The World was tracked at Pilson’s home studio in Los Angeles and is a showcase of both the musical talents of the instrumental players in the band as well as McAuley’s powerful voice.

The four members got Black Swan off the ground by exchanging ideas back and forth and then bringing all the songs together. The final result is something fresh, very heavy, but still intensely melodic and it’s certainly not Dokken, nor Winger, nor MSG, or some combination thereof, but it’s own unique animal. As an example, one of the songs was written by Jeff Pilson right after seeing the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody. “I came home and I sat down at the grand piano and pretty much wrote exactly the chorus that we have, just coming straight [from] the movie. It is a bit Queen-like.”

Black Swan‘s Shake the World is a killer slice of melodic hard rock and heavy metal from seasoned players who have gelled musically. Whether you are a fan from “back in the day” or brand new to the scene and just diving in, this album is essential listening!

Tracklisting:

1.  Shake The World
2.  Big Disaster
3.  Johnny Came Marching
4.  Immortal Souls
5.  Make It There
6.  She’s On To Us
7.  The Rock That Rolled Away
8.  Long Road To Nowhere
9.  Sacred Place
10. Unless We Change
11. Divided/United

Black Swan:

– Robin McAuley – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals
– Reb Beach – Guitars and Background Vocals
– Jeff Pilson – Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keys and Background Vocals
– Matt Starr – Drums and Percussion

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