DarWin / New track from Phillips/Sheehan/Howe/Bissonette out
23 July 2020
With ‘DarWin 2: A Frozen War’ set for release later in the year, today sees the first track from the album to hit the airwaves. The album is a followup to ‘Origin Of Species’ and it continues the saga which addresses the challenges of mankind in our coming era.
The track ‘Future History’, which you can see below, features a video directed by the legendary Nigel Dick (Guns N Roses/Band Aid/Def Leppard).
The band told MetalTalk: “We started working on DarWin 2: A Frozen War while still finishing Origin of Species. This new album is therefore more like a final chapter to OoS. The title song ‘A Frozen War’ represents the final battle for the future of Earth. It has a heavier feel than the first album, and I think represents our best stuff.
“We shifted live recording to Iceland and Billy Sheehan joined us on bass in the studio while Matt was often traveling with Elton John. We’re also joined on the album by Guthrie Govan, Greg Howe and Derek Sherinian doing killer leads and many more players that are super exciting.
“This first song we’re releasing, ‘Future History’ is about traveling faster than lightspeed and therefore going back in time. It’s a real chuggy jam song that should rock hard.
“Matt’s thick harmonies soar over the heavy grooves to provide a sensation of flying next to a ray of light and watching your life pass before you. It was great to jam with Billy and Simon on this and trade licks with Greg in the solo section. Check it out!”
The second single from the album will be ‘Nightmare Of My Dreams’, a epic seven minute track which will be released 14 August 2020.
‘DarWin 2: A Frozen War’ continues the collaboration with Simon Phillips (drums, Toto/The Who/Jeff Beck) and Matt Bissonette (Elton John, David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr).
Joining them are powerhouse players Billy Sheehan (bass, Mr Big/ Steve Vai/Winery Dogs), Guthrie Govan (guitar, Aristocrats/Asia/Hans Zimmer/Steven Wilson), Greg Howe (guitar, Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake), Derek Sherinian (keyboards, Dream Theater/Alice Cooper/Black Country Communion) and more.