By JOHN DALY
L.A. Guns has released the new album, The Devil You Know, out today via Frontiers Music Srl.
The band, comprised of Philip Lewis on vocals, Tracii Guns on guitar, Johnny Martin on bass, Scot Coogan on drums and Ace Von Johnson on guitar, has also released a video for the album’s title track.
Check out The Devil You Know here:
The Devil You Know incorporates influences from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Kyuss and The Hellacopters while keeping its renowned L.A. Guns sound.
“After the success of ‘The Missing Peace’ a lot of people requested that the next record stay on track with the more metal side of the band’s music, which is my personal favorite side of the band,” Tracii Guns said.
“I drew from my typical influences of NWOBHM [New Wave Of British Heavy Metal], while still not forgetting my earlier influences of the late ’60s and early ’70s . I wanted to lead with the track ‘Stay Away’ because it’s a familiar L.A. Guns sound, but even a bit more metal. Something to get everyone’s palate wet.”
L.A. GUNS is well-loved as one of LA’s most popular rock bands of the last 30 years. Since their self-titled debut in 1988 to the 2017 comeback album The Missing Peace, L.A. GUNS, led by Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have always delivered solid rock ‘n roll to their fans.
The current incarnation of the band has been touring non-stop and the cohesiveness of the unit, not to mention Lewis’ unique vocals and Guns’ great guitar playing, are on full display.
2. Stay Away
3. Loaded Bomb
4. The Devil You Know
5. Needle to the Bone
6. Going High
7. Gone Honey
8. Don’t Need to Win
9. Down That Hole
10. Another Season in Hell
11. Boom (Bonus Track – CD & Digital Only)
Philip Lewis – vocals
Tracii Guns – guitar
Johnny Martin – bass
Scot Coogan – drums
Ace Von Johnson – guitar
L.A. GUNS STARRING PHIL LEWIS AND TRACII GUNS:
3/29: Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater
4/4: West Dundee, IL @ Rochaus
4/5: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
4/6: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
4/8: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
4/9: Teaneck, NJ @ Deboniar Music Hall
4/11: Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
4/12: Baltimore, MD @ Fishhead Cantina
4/13: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault at Greasy Luck
4/16: New York, NY @ Iridium
4/18: Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theater
4/19: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
4/20: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
5/24: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
6/14: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
6/15: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
6/22: Jackson, MS @ Hideaway
6/28: Savanna, IL @ Poopy’s
6/29: St. Louis, MO @ Del Mar Hall
7/11: Welland, ON @ Hair in The Fair Festival*