Calgary-based hard rock quintet KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will finally unleash their latest studio album, Evolution, this Friday, September 20 via Napalm Records! Following up on the previous releases of new tracks “Burn” and “Get The F*ck Out Of Here”, the band has revealed yet another new track, entitled “Thundersmith”. Watch the brand new video for the track above.
Frontwoman Kobra Paige says about “Thundersmith”: “We’ve laid the sauce on HARD!!! The guitar licks are groovy as ever and the beat is anthemic. I wrote my vocals about my journey in the music industry as one woman singlehandedly pushing a band. This is my way of saying I haven’t given up yet. I am what I am. I keep getting up and trying no matter what happens. I’m proud of who I am, I’m going to keep being who I am, and we all should be. If you feel me, hop on my train. Like Chris Cornell said “To be yourself is all that you can do”. Let’s live empowered, be fucking brilliant, like we we’re supposed to so we can be/do better for ourselves and everyone around us.”
Pre-orders for Evolution are available here.
Evolution sees the band imbued with a new fire that comes through by way of undeniable hooks, soaring guitar riffs, marching drum beats, and the soulful, bombastic vocal delivery of Kobra Paige. No longer bound by old formulas and expectations from the past, Evolution comes through with a sound that is expansive and, at times, borders on outright swagger. Each song feels like an Active Rock hit in the making, while still having the grit and feverish intensity that longtime fans have come to admire from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS.
Evolution boasts the band’s most cohesive and confident material to date. For the new record, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS enlisted the services of producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Slash, Sevendust].
“The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth. A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra and the Lotus; that’s what we’re doing,” adds Kobra.
Remaining KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Tour Dates w/ Sebastian Bach
9/18: Kansasville, WI @ 1175 Sports Park & Eatery
9/19: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
9/20: Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
9/21: Dubuque, IA @ Q Casino
9/22: Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
9/25: New York, NY @ Sony Hall
9/26: Harrisburg, PA @ Club XL Live
9/27: Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
9/28: Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grill
10/1: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/3: Wichita, KS @ Wave – Indoor Stage
10/5: Golden, CO @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
10/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/9: Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon**
10/10: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/16: Tucson, AZ @ Encore**
10/17: Roswell, NM @ The Liberty
10/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/19: Waco, TX @ The Backyard
10/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/22: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/23: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
10/24: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10/25: Lafayette, LA @ The District
10/26: Miramar Beach, FL @ Village Door Music Hall
10/30: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/31: Savannah, GA @ Victory North
11/1: Ft. Myers, FL @ The Ranch
**KOBRA AND THE LOTUS headliner
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