One of the modern eras greatest supergroup’s 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 – will be releasing a series of glow in the dark vinyl reissues later this year.
Black Country Communion and Black Country Communion 2 will be released on exclusive glow in the dark vinyl on 24th September and BCCIV will be released on 22nd October via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. You can pre-order them here
The band was the brainchild of producer Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin). Black Country Communion initially came to fruition when Kevin Shirley saw Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa join forces on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center’s King of the Blues event.
The bands’ debut album Black Country Communion was released in 2010 and was a top 20 hit in the UK, Germany and in the US Top Rock Album charts. It was a critical smash with Classic Rock described it as “Possibly the best hard rock album of 2010,” while MOJO awarded it 4 stars. Music Radar hailed the disc as “a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners.” It was voted #3 in Classic Rock’s “Critics Album of the Year” poll, and listeners of Planet Rock crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010.
Black Country Communion 2 followed a year later and once again was a Top 20 hit across Europe and reached #6 in the US Hard Rock album chart and saw the band embark on their first tour across Europe and the US. They also won the Best Breakthrough Act at the Classic Rock Awards the same year.
BCCIV was released in 2017 and proved that classic rock is alive and well and in good hands in the 21st century. At the time Glenn Hughes said, “All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. The new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound. If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one.”
The album spawned the songs “Collide,” “Wanderlust” and the epic “Last Song For My Resting Place.” Once again it was a chart hit reaching the Top 20 across Europe including #7 in the UK plus #4 in the US Top Hard Rock Album chart.
Taking their name from the industrial area in Britain, and the birthplace of both Hughes and Bonham, Black Country Communion unleash their brand of take-no-prisoners hard rock to a world thirsting for music with substance. BCC has cultivated a reputation not only as amazing songwriters, but as a powerful live act, is only exceeded by their dedication to their craft, and a willingness to challenge and motivate each other to make the best music they can.
Listen to Black Country Communion via Spotify HERE