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King Kobra to Release II in July

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo
King Kobra’s new studio record II will be released on July 9th in North America. 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. Produced by David Henzerling with Carmine Appice and Paul Shortino, II digs into King Kobra’s hard rock roots to create a record that has all the swagger and swing of the classic ’70's albums (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, II shows a more mature band confident of its songwriting ability performing with the technical prowess garnered over years of experience. II tracklisting includes: 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