Mascot Label Group recently announced the signing of VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS. The Dutch rock group will join, amongst others, Joe Bonamassa, VOLBEAT, GOV'T MULE, Beth Hart, Zakk Wylde/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and Kenny Wayne Shepherd on the Rotterdam, Holland-based record company's roster.
VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' self-titled debut album will be released on February 24, 2014. An extensive European tour will follow.
"Vandenberg's Moonkings" track listing:
01. Lust And Lies 02. Close To You 03. Good Thing 04. Breathing 05. Steal Away 06. Line Of Fire 07. Out Of Reach 08. Feel It 09. Leave This Town 10. One Step Behind 11. Leeches 12. Nothing Touches 13. Sailing Ships
The eagerly awaited record is a sensational mix of blistering rock songs and powerful ballads from the Dutch guitar hero, and includes a newly recorded version of VANDENBERG's ex-band WHITESNAKE's classic "Sailing Ships". Special guest David Coverdale adds his unique vocals to the equation, to complement Vandenberg's powerful riffs for a welcome moment of nostalgia.
Multi-talented Vandenberg — who has designed all of his album sleeves since his very first record with Teaser at the age of 22 — took care of the artwork for this much-awaited record.
A video teaser for the forthcoming CD is available below.
"We are proud to have joined the Mascot family," says Adrian. "It's a great company with fantastic people that love the music they work with. The band is raring to go and prove itself to the world, so we're anxious to finish the album and get it out there and I'm very happy that Ed van Zijl is giving us the opportunity to do so."
Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl is over the moon with signing Adrian Vandenberg's brand new band.
"Adrian is one of the most outstanding rock guitarists in the world," Ed said. "I have always followed his career and needless to say we are thrilled to finally be working with him. VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS are a fresh and hard rocking new band that will surely make an impact on the scene."
Adrian Vandenberg rose to worldwide prominence with VANDENBERG, the melodic rock band that hit internationally with the powerful ballad "Burning Heart". Adrian solidified his status as one of the most talented rock guitarists around when he joined David Coverdale in the hard rock supergroup WHITESNAKE, co-writing many of its Billboard Hot 100-hits, like "The Deeper The Love" and "Now You're Gone", and supplying the legendary guitar solo to "Here I Go Again". After leaving WHITESNAKE, Adrian concentrated on his successful career as an artist, exhibiting his paintings in prestigious galleries all over Europe. Music however was always prevalent on his mind, so as soon as he had the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented young musicians, he started creating new music.
VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS is:
Adrian Vandenberg (guitar) Jan Hoving (vocals) Sem Christoffel (bass) Mart Nijen Es (drums)
The band will make their UK debut at the Robin 2 in Bilston on April the 23rd and play Islington Academy on the 24th.