Black Stone Cherry announce new album titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the third Black Stone Cherry album, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, is due out May 30, 2011.

Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry, comprised of vocalist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon, and drummer John Fred Young, is a band adept at creating both timeless rock ‘n roll and new, innovative sounds. While the band’s last record, Folklore and Superstition, was a compelling tribute to brotherhood and history, the new album is the summation of a year in the life of the band—every emotion, triumph, loss, romance, and everything in between—it’s all here on Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

This is the first time Black Stone Cherry has not recorded in the South, this time taking up residence in Los Angeles to work with famed producer Howard Benson. The new surroundings allowed them to strengthen their relationships as both band members and friends, ultimately a detail that sets Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea above previous recordings. The raw intensity that pervades the music on this album harkens back to the early days of Black Stone Cherry, when they were a bunch of blue-collar guys just making music together for the hell of it. The band admits “When we first began writing music, we hadn’t traveled very far out of our home state of Kentucky. Now, ten years later, we’ve traveled the world and experienced things we never imagined we would.”

First single “White Trash Millionaire” pairs Robertson’s soulful delivery with the urgent and infectious rhythms of his fellow players. Sure, this is Southern rock at heart; but the concept is universal: just take what the world gives you and make that work. “This album is the culmination of all of the everyday ups and downs life throws at you,” says the band. “Sonically, you’ll hear some of the meanest sounding guitar riffs we’ve ever laid down, and at the same time, you’ll find ballads that will tug on your heartstrings. We wanted the album’s intensity to match that of our live show. We’re very proud of this album and excited for our fans to hear it!”

To celebrate the release of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Black Stone Cherry is participating in an ongoing partnership with Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon throughout the USA. Not least, the promotion brings 450,000 Black Stone Cherry branded bottles to shelves nationwide through June.

Black Stone Cherry have quite the busy Spring, with April/May US tours with Hinder and Alter Bridge already on the horizon.

     

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One Response to “Black Stone Cherry announce new album titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

  1. Hung out with these guys a couple years back when they came through – even went ghost hunting. They were great guys, especially John (who insisted a spirit pushed him off his throne toward the end of a song. He DID end up on his back with is feet in the air. Whether a disembodied culprit was to blame is up to speculation).