Whitesnake Reveals New Album “Flesh & Blood” Details; Posts “Shut Up & Kiss Me” Video Online

Whitesnake has confirmed a May 10th release date for their upcoming studio album, “Flesh & Blood,” via Frontiers Music Srl. A video for the first single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me”, can be found below.

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood.” This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album,” a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on Flesh & Blood, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

David Coverdale, the mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of “Shut Up & Kiss Me” with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said that “after the intense darkness of our last video ‘Burn’, if anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins & says, ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me!’ and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, “man, this is going to be fun!” It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”

Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.

Since joining the band four years ago, and just in time for 2015’s “The Purple Album,” Chicago native Joel Hoekstra has really come into his own, not only as a highly impressive axe-slinger, but also as a very accomplished songwriter too, co-writing six of the songs for Flesh & Blood with singer David Coverdale. Of course Joel’s talents are hardly surprising, considering he’s the son of two classical musicians.

Guitarist Reb Beach, who originally joined Whitesnake in 2002, has stepped up to become the group’s bandleader and guides the band to implement Coverdale’s musical vision. As well as bringing his impressive musical chops to the band, Reb has co-written five songs on the new album, the fourth studio album he has appeared on, commencing with 2008’s highly acclaimed “Good To Be Bad.”

It was the “Good To Be Bad” follow-up, “Forevermore” (2011), that saw the debut of bassist Michael Devin. The New Englander’s four-string-depth-charge-bass-bombs definitively underpin and drive the sound of Whitesnake in the 21st century.

Rounding out the rhythm section is David’s longest serving ’Snake, the renowned drummer and unstoppable percussionist Tommy Aldridge, who has been with Whitesnake in some capacity for 30 years. Tommy made his debut with Whitesnake way back in 1987 in the “Still Of The Night” video, becoming a mainstay behind the kit for successive albums and tours.

Last, but certainly not least, the band is completed by the inventive keyboards and vocals of Italian maestro Michele Luppi, who made his live debut in 2015, as documented on “The Purple Tour” live CD/DVD (2018).

The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.

Flesh & Blood will be released May 10, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats.

* CD (Jewel Case)
* CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) – Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (classic jag version) (video), “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (club mix version) (video), Behind the Scenes of ‘Flesh & Blood’ video + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (remixes of album tracks)
* Super Luxury Boxset – Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
* 2xLP – Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
* 2xLP – Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ U.S. Store Exclusive) – Limited to 300 Copies
* 2xLP – Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ UK Store Exclusive) – Limited to 500 Copies
* 2xLP – Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ EU Store Exclusive) – Limited to 350 Copies

Tracklisting CD / 2xLP:

1. Good To See You Again
2. Gonna Be Alright
3. Shut Up & Kiss Me
4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
5. Always & Forever
6. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
8. Flesh & Blood
9. Well I Never
10. Heart Of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands Of Time

Bonus tracks on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and Digital Version:

“Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong” (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
“If I Can’t Have You” (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
“Gonna Be Alright” (X-Tendo Mix) – DVD Audio Track
“Sands Of Time” (Radio Mix) – DVD Audio Track
“Shut Up And Kiss Me” (Video Mix) – DVD Audio Track

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Deformatory Premiere New Song & Video “Myiasis” From Brand New Split “Bilateral Carnage”

Ottawa-based technical brutal death metal band Deformatory premiere a new song titled “Myiasis”, taken from their brand new split release “Bilateral Carnage” with Toronto’s Blood of Christ. The 7” is out now via CDN Records.

Check out now “Myiasis” below.


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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Malevolent Aphantasia” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Melbourne’s brutal death metal band Vile Apparition premiere a new song entitled “Malevolent Aphantasia”, taken from their upcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be out in stores January 21st on CD from Memento Mori and on vinyl and cassette from Blood Harvest.

Check out now “Malevolent Aphantasia” below.


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The Casualties Premiere New Song “Ya Basta” From Upcoming New Album “Written In Blood”

NYC hardcore/street-punk band The Casualties have released a brand new video for their song “Ya Basta” today. The song is found on the band’s newly released, 11th album, Written In Blood, that’s available now from Cleopatra Records.

Watch it now below:

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Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Immolation to Headline 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour

The Decibel Magazine Tour has officially announced its 2019 line-up and will take place in February and March. The three headliners will be Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Immolation. Necrot and Blood Incantation will also round out this killer line-up.

Cannibal Corpse will be on the tour from the start up to March 7, where they’ll be replaced by Immolation for the remainder of the trek. Morbid Angel, Necrot and Blood Incantation will participate in the whole tour.

w/Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Sun/Feb-17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall
Tue/Feb-19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs
Wed/Feb-20 San Diego, CA The Observatory
Thu/Feb-21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Fri/Feb-22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sat/Feb-23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Mon/Feb-25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Tue/Feb-26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Fri/Mar-01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Sat/Mar-02 Kansas City, MO The Truman
Sun/Mar-03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
Mon/Mar-04 Chicago, IL The Concord
Thu/Mar-07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Fri/Mar-08 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat/Mar-09 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sun/Mar-10 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Mon/Mar-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Wed/Mar-13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Thu/Mar-14 Tampa, FL Orpheum

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Malleus Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Storm of Witchcraft”

Boston metal outfit Malleus premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Storm of Witchcraft”, which was released October 27th via Blood Harvest Records.

Check out now “Storm of Witchcraft” in its entirety below.

Storm of Witchcraft by Malleus

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Blood of the Sun Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Blood’s thicker than love”

Texas heavy rock collective BLOOD OF THE SUN premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Blood’s thicker than love”, which was released October 19 via Listenable Records.

Check out now “Blood’s thicker than love” in its entirety below.

“Blood’s thicker than love” by BLOOD OF THE SUN

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Rotten Evisceration Premiere New Self-Titled Track From Upcoming New Album “Ancient Grave Ascension”

Perúvian death metal band Rotten Evisceration premiere their new self-titled track, taken from their upcoming new album “Ancient Grave Ascension”, which will be released by Blood Spattered Axe Records and Guts ‘N’ Blood Records on November 1st of this year.

Check out now “Rotten Evisceration” below.

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The Necromancers Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Of Blood and Wine”

French quartet The Necromancers premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Of Blood and Wine”, which will be officially released via Ripple Music on October 5.

Check out now “Of Blood and Wine” in its entirety below.


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Vanhelgd Premiere New Song “Profaned is the Blood of the Covenant” From Upcoming New Album “Deimos Sanktuarium”

Swedish wretchlords VANHELGD have launched a stream for “Profaned is the Blood of the Covenant,” taken off the band’s forthcoming fifth full-length album, Deimos Sanktuarium.

Stream “Profaned is the Blood of the Covenant” now below:

Deimos Sanktuarium features seven tracks of crushing, yet cold OSDM. The album will be out October 12 on LP, CD and digital formats through Dark Descent Records (North America). The album will be available in Europe through Pulverised Records.

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