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KING KOBRA New Album Release

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 8:17 AM


First Since Reunion Album In 2011

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KING KOBRA’s reunion album, King Kobra (s/t) released on Frontiers Records in 2011, left no doubt that this was a band to be reckoned with. Even though nearly 25 years had passed since the original line-up recorded the Ready To Strike and Thrill Of A Lifetime albums, the energy and immediacy of the bands lightning attack had not diminished one iota and fans responded in kind.

The thick, soulful vocals of Paul Shortino, dual guitarists Mick Sweda and David Michael-Philips, and the thundering bass and drums of Johnny Rod and Carmine Appice delivered an album that, while easily carrying on the tradition of the first two releases, brought a contemporary twist to a signature melodic, hard rock style.

2013 brings the aptly-titled KING KOBRA II. Produced by David Henzerling with Carmine Appice and Paul Shortino, the band digs even deeper into its hard rock roots to create an album that has all the swagger and swing of the classic 70’s albums (think MONTROSE, BAD Company, Deep purple and even Carmine’s own legendary Cactus) with a crystal clear sound that combines the best of both analogue and digital recording techniques. From the tight and punchy “Have A Good Time” to the 8-minute epic, “Deep River”, KING KOBRA II shows a more mature band confident of its songwriting ability performing with the technical prowess garnered over years of experience.

The album is set for release through Frontiers Records on July 5th.

KING KOBRA II Tracklisting:

  • "Hell On Wheels"
  • "Knock ‘Em Dead"
  • "Have A Good Time"
  • "The Ballad Of Johnny Rod"
  • "Take Me Back"
  • "When The Hammer Comes Down"
  • "Running Wild"
  • "The Crunch"
  • "Got It Comin’"
  • "Deep River"
  • "Don’t Keep Me Waiting"
  • "We Go Round"
KING KOBRA

Paul Shortino - vocals
David Michael-Philips - Guitar
Mick Sweda - Guitar
Johnny Rod - Bass Guitar
Carmine Appice - drums


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