Legendary vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced that his latest project, Black Country Communion will release it’s sophomore album, a mere nine months after the release of its debut, Black Country. The new record, simply titled 2, is slated for a June 14th release.
Hughes, who also plays bass on the project, formed the band with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who just released his most recent solo album, Dust Bowl. Rounding out the project are former Alice Cooper and Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and drummer Jason Bonham. BCC certainly doesn’t lack a shortage of star power.
Recently Hughes announced that he was already writing the quartet’s second record, and had much of it recorded. This news only fueled the rumor that the first record was intended as a double and much of this material was slated for that first record.
The band’s first live performance took place last spring, and their debut single, “One Last Soul” has received monster airplay around the world. Though that track is not indicative of the band’s style on the rest of the record. The band’s sound, while it contains modern elements, is steeped in the classic rock foundations that Glenn set forth with Trapeze and Deep Purple.
The band has certainly been keeping busy, both with BCC and individual projects. If you get a chance to see these guys you won’t won’t to miss the opportunity. There’s simply too much talent here to ignore.