If you like old school heavy metal you’re in for a real treat with this one. It’ll have you dreaming about hanging out on Sunset Strip in the hair metal heydays even if you’ve never actually been to Los Angeles. It’s cool like that. A slick, anthemic beast that proves that Erik Turner (guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass), Steven Sweet (drums) and Joey Allen (lead guitar) still have their chops. Together with vocalist Robert Mason, who’s been with the band nearing 10 years now, they’re still a force to be reckoned with. If you like classic Warrant songs like “All My Bridges Are Burning” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” I think you’ll really dig this one. Listen to it a couple of times. Let it grow on you. Imagine the Strip.
Here’s the press release with all the details about their new album and tour dates:
Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Billboard albums, five Top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos…the list goes on and on. Now, six years after the release of “Rockaholic,” the album that relaunched the band as a force to be reckoned with in the 21st Century, Warrant returns with another slab of muscular hard rock, aptly titled“Louder Harder Faster”, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl on May 12th.
Today the first single from “Louder Harder Faster” has been made available for streaming. Check out the exclusive debut of “Only Broken Heart” HERE.
“Louder Harder Faster” can be pre-ordered here: http://radi.al/Warrant and at the links below. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Only Broken Heart”.
With a line-up featuring original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), Warrant are now stronger than ever. Mason’s vocals remain a breath of fresh air and his swagger on the songs gives new life and a bright future to the band. With production handled by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Adler’s Appetite, etc.). Warrant is sounding tighter and playing better than ever before. “Louder Harder Faster”, true to the band’s roots, is full of rockers with some classic ballads thrown in and sure to send their faithful fans into a frenzy.
Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to emerge out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The band was formed in the early 80’s by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon. In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries”, and “Heaven”, which climbed up to number two on the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR, sales exceeded 2 million records in the US only.
In the summer of 1990, their second album “Cherry Pie”was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits “I Saw Red”, Uncle Toms Cabin and the rock anthem “Cherry Pie”, which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays on streaming services and YouTube to this very day.
Warrant’s signature style of rock is catchy, very melodic, and remains the band’s calling card. The band is fired up and more inspired than ever musically! The band will be out touring in support of “Louder Harder Faster”, so be sure to catch them when they hit your town!
“Louder Harder Faster” Track Listing:
1. Louder Harder Faster
2. Devil Dancer
4. Only Broken Heart
5. U In My Life
6. Music Man
8. New Rebellion
9. Big Sandy
10. Choose Your Fate
11. Let It Go
12. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink (Bonus Track available on CD ONLY)
Warrant Lineup Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.