KOBRA AND THE LOTUS SIGN DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL 2nd November 2011
Kobra And The Lotus have inked a deal with Universal for their next album, with Kiss legend Gene Simmons on board with Simmons Records as a partner. More details regarding the collaboration will be revealed in the coming days.
Vocalist Brittany Paige took some time out from the band's hectic tour schedule to discuss with BraveWords.com scribe Carl Begai where they have been, where they're going, and what kind of mayhem the fans are in for.
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"After our first big summer tour in 2010, it put in perspective the main areas of improvement we needed to focus on," Paige begins, discussing the line-up changes that have taken place since the release of their 2010 debut, 'Out Of The Pit'.
"The first step was making sure the line-up was strong enough. We needed every member to be on the exact same track in terms of commitment, vision and effort. We parted ways with Matt Van Wezel (guitars) and bassist Ben Freud. It put us in a very tough position because we had the UK tour coming up shortly after.
"When we came back in the winter, Chris (Swenson/guitars) and I began writing the album. This also really put into perspective the true foundation of the band.
"I composed some of the songs by myself – such as 'Welcome To My Funeral' – and together we wrote the album, so the fact that the bass and lead guitar weren't filled concrete roles had no effect on the writing process."
Kobra And The Lotus recently announced an additional show for their UK tour this December. Dates are:
1 - Fibbers - York
2 - Hard Rock Hell V - Prestatyn, Wales
4 - The Temple @ HMV Institute - Birmingham
6 - Camden Barfly - London
8 - Trillians Rock Bar - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
10 - Stereo - Glasgow