Yesterday (Oct 7th 2015), the band went into Barrick Recording in Glasgow, KY to record their fifth studio album. This process will be a ‘back to their roots’ approach, recording it in the same way and same place as their eponymous debut album which broke the band out of their small southern backwater and on to the world stage.
In just 8 years, Black Stone Cherry have grown from playing 200 capacity bar gigs to headlining 12,000 cap arenas in the UK, with many other territories catching up in the wake of such a phenomenal success story. Mascot is excited to have the opportunity to carry the band forward to even bigger achievements across the world.
Owner of The Mascot Group, Ed van Zijl comments:
What can I say? The whole Mascot Label Group team is thrilled that a great band like Black Stone Cherry is putting their faith and future in our hands. The new songs I’ve heard are awesome and we can’t wait to get started – here we come 2016!
Similarly, the Mascot Group’s President (North America), Ron Burman says:
I’m thrilled and honoured to be reunited with Black Stone Cherry, who I previously signed to Roadrunner Records. They are an incredible and authentic rock band, born and bred in the south, who have built a formidable fan base around the world. We look forward to bringing Black Stone Cherry to an even wider audience in the years to come.
Black Stone Cherry guitarist, Ben Wells, echoes their excitement, proclaiming:
We are proud to announce we’ve partnered with the Mascot Label Group. Their eclectic roster speaks for itself and we are excited to see how BSC can fit into their mixture of great talent. From the employees to the owner of the label, we feel we’re amongst a great team and can’t wait to start a new cycle with everyone involved! We begin recording our 5th studio album on October 7th and are beyond ready to get new music to your ears! We’re recording in our hometown with the same engineer we recorded our first album with, so needless to say, that mojo will be back in action and the riffs will tear you up! See you all on tour with a whole new BSC very soon!
The band are also playing the following dates in the UK next year:
- Thu 28th Jan – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
- Fri 29th Jan – NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
- Sat 30th Jan – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
- Mon 1st Feb – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
- Tue 2nd Feb – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
- Thu 4th Feb – LONDON Wembley SSE Arena
- Fri 5th Feb – LEEDS First Direct Arena
- Sat 6th Feb – MANCHESTER Arena