Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their third album, ‘Afterglow’, via Mascot Records on Monday October 29th.
Like its two predecessors, ‘Afterglow’ was produced by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and the Black Crowes has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band after seeing them jam onstage back in 2009 is the group’s unofficial fifth member.
The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of Led Zeppelins John, who took his fathers place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at Londons O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, makes BCC a force to be reckoned with.
Both BCC’s previous offerings (2010s eponymous debut album and 2011’s ‘2’) have gone straight in at #1 on the official UK Rock Album Chart. Embraced by the UK’s music press, Black Country Communion were voted ‘Best New Band’ by the listeners of Planet Rock Radio and won ‘Best Breakthrough’ at the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Roll Of Honour Awards in 2011.
Check out the trailer and prepare yourselves for ‘Afterglow’: