Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kobra and the Lotus to release album and tour

Kobra And The Lotus make their major label debut with their self-titled album KOBRA AND THE LOTUS on April 16, 2013, on Simmons Records/T-Boy Records/Universal Music Enterprises (UME).

Formed in 2009 by powerhouse vocalist Kobra PaigeKobra And The Lotus have been more than busy touring Canada, the UK and Europe extensively with ball-busting hard work and intensity that secured coveted slots at Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Download and  Bloodstock in 2012.

The life of Kobra Paige and her band Kobra And The Lotus, will be chronicled for the show “Rock City,” airing on Spike TV, Fall 2013. Their 8 episode season will follow the grit, drama, and thrills, both on the road and off, as this emerging metal band takes to the road on their world tour.

Featuring female metal warrior Kobra Paige on lead vocals, Jasio Kulakowski on guitar, Pete Dimov on bass and Griffin Kissack on drums, the band recently added Latin America’s most famous metal axeman Charlie Parra del Riego.

For Kobra And The Lotus’ self-titled release, producer Kevin Churko (Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne) was brought in to assist delivering precise songs heavy with emotion. The Kobra and The Lotus release has an intentionally grand-scale dynamic, magnifying the glories of the genre and making its mark as ‘arena’ rather than ‘garage’ rock.
The band is co-signed to Gene Simmons’ label - Simmons’ Records. Simmons has a longstanding reputation for discovering, assisting or recognizing new artists like Van Halen. Many of the early artist demos he worked on or helped with have gone on to become multi-platinum records and legendary rock anthems.
Andy Gould, head and curator of T-Boy Records, recognized Kobra’s talent and his newly minted T-Boy Records will serve as the umbrella label for Kobra And The Lotus. T-Boy Records releases new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands. Current releases include Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (due April 23) and Megadeth’s Super Collider (due June 4). Gould adds, “It’s great to have a fresh act on the label that is carrying on all the best heavy metal traditions.  And of course, it’s fantastic to be in business with Gene [Simmons].”
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS packs a powerful 10-track punch featuring the multi-range wailing vocals of metal hellion Kobra Paige, with infectious harmonies and sweeping choruses over powerful metal riffs, thundering bass and rapid fire percussion. KOBRA AND THE LOTUScontains driving anthems “50 Shades of Evil,” “Welcome To My Funeral,” “My Life” and “Forever One,” more dramatic stylings in “Aria of Karmika,” and they build on tradition with “Nayana” and “No Rest For The Wicked”. The band sets the stage for a tender intimate moment with “Sanctuary” before launching into skull-crushing guitars to carry the track out.

In support of their new album, Kobra And The Lotus will now take on America with an extensive North American tour supporting Fear Factory. The carnage starts April 14 in Colorado Springs, CO winding throughout the U.S. and Canada conquering this continent  one face-melting show at a time.

April 14                   The Black Sheep               Colorado Springs, CO
April 15                   Summit Music Hall             Denver, CO
April 17                   Riot Room                        Kansas City, MO    
April 18                   The Rave                          Milwaukee, WI
April 19                   Mojoes                             Joliet, IL
April 20                   Club Fever                        South Bend, IN
April 21                   Diamond Pub & Billiards     Louisville, KY
April 23                   Rapids Theatre                 Niagara Falls, NY   
April 24                   The Opera House              Toronto, Canada
April 26                   McGuffy’s House of Rock  Dayton, OH
April 27                   The Machine Shop            Flint, MI
April 28                   Montage Music Hall           Rochester, NY
April 29                   The Junkyard                    Nashua, NH
May 1                     The Webster                     Hartford, CT
May 02                   The Gramercy Theatre      New York, NY
May 03                   Revolution                         Amityville, NY
May 04                   Mojo 13                            Wilmington, DE
May 05                   Baltimore Soundstage       Baltimore, MD
May 07                   NV                                    Knoxville, TN
May 08                   Amos South End               Charlotte, NC
May 09                   Brewsters Roc Bar            Jacksonville, FL
May 10                   Culture Room                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 11                   The Haven Lounge            Winter Park, FL
May 12                   Brass Mug                        Tampa, FL
May 14                   Trees                                Dallas, TX
May 15                   Backstage Live                  San Antonio, TX
May 16                   Scout Bar                         Houston, TX
May 17                   The Station                       Broussard, LA
May 18                   Riverside Warehouse        Shreveport, LA                 
May 19                   The Chameleon Room       Oklahoma City, OK
May 21                   FUBAR                             St. Louis, MO         
May 22                   Station 4                           St. Paul, MN
May 28                   Club 9one9                       Victoria, BC
May 30                   Studio Seven                    Seattle, WA
June 06                  Marquee Theatre              Tempe, AZ
June 07                  LVCS                                Las Vegas, NV                 
June 08                  The Roxy Theatre             Los Angeles, CA

In short, heavy metal has a New Face. A New Voice. A New Name. Kobra And The Lotus.

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