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WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards on the album and Brian Tichy (ex-WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER drummer/guitarist) played on and co-wrote two songs with Chas. WEST BOUND offers up its take on the classic hard rock sound with soulful vocals, a touch of the blues, and killer melodies.
West says his "inspiration for WEST BOUND’s sound came from "influences from the ’70s and ’80s classic hard rock, back when music was — in my opinion — real and passionate, from the heart and soul. Bands like LED ZEPPELIN, WHITESNAKE, DEEP PURPLE, FOREIGNER, AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, etc. were what we grew up on and we went back to our youth when writing the songs for the album."
If you remember the great bluesy hard rock explosion from the late ’80s and early ’90s with bands like TESLA, CINDERELLA, BADLANDS, TORA TORA and SALTY DOG and enjoy the modern throwback hard rock like RIVAL SONS, MASSIVE WAGONS, INGLORIOUS and the like, you are going to find WEST BOUND right up your alley.
On the first single and video, Chas explains that "the song ‘Never Surrender’ is one that Roy Z and I came up with in the studio. It’s about going through struggles in life and never giving up on your dreams. People can relate to it in their own lives… It’s a theme we all know as human beings. Sometimes the tough times can help you define your true character."
WEST BOUND’s debut album, "Volume I", will be released on February 22, 2019 on Frontiers Music Srl. The band is currently in the midst of planning tour dates to support the album’s release. Expect more news on that in the New Year.
"Volume I" track listing:
01. Never Surrender 02. Dance Of Life 03. Ain’t Gonna Drown 04. Beautiful Dream
05. Nothing 06. Roll The Bones 07. On My Own 08. Keeper Of The Flame 09. Turn To You 10. No Room For Sympathy 11. Traveller
Vocals – Chas West Guitar – Roy Z Guitar – Jimmy Burkard Bass – Jason Cornwell Drums – Dave "Chilli" Moreno
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