Kentucky based hard rockers Black Stone Cherry have announced their signing to new label, The Mascot Label Group and yesterday (7th Oct) the band entered the studio to start recording their new album. Their previous album, Magic Mountain, released last year hit the top 5 in the UK charts upon release. However with this new forthcoming album, the fifth instalment in the Black Stone Cherry catalogue, the band are taking a more ‘back to their roots’ approach, recording in the same way and place as their debut self titled album which broke the band out back in 2006. In Just 8 years the band have made their way from 200 capacity venues to conquering 12,000 cap arenas in the UK and it would seem Mascot are excited to carry the band on further across the world.

“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.” Ed van Zijl, owner of The Mascot Label Group says. “The new songs I’ve heard are awesome and we can’t wait to get started – here we come 2016!”

Black Stone Cherry guitarist, Ben Wells, is just as excited to start work with the new label proclaiming; “Their eclectic roster speaks for itself and we are excited to see how BSC can fit into their mixture of great talent…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!”

You can watch Black Stone Cherry sign to their new label here:

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Speaking of tours, you can catch Black Stone Cherry on tour next year as part of the Carnival Of Madness tour with support from Shinedown, Halestorm and Highly Suspect. Tickets are still available for the shows here.

Dates:

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

And for mainland Europe, they got you covered too:

Mon 8th Feb – ANTWERP Trix
Tue 9th Feb – PARIS Cabaret Savage
Thu 11th Feb – AMSTERDAM Melkweg
Fri 12th Feb – DORTMUND Dortmund FZW
Sat 13th Feb – ZURICH Komplex
Mon 15th Feb – ROZZANO MI Live Club
Tue 16th Feb – VIENNA Ottakringer Brewery
Wed 17th Feb – FRIESENEGG Posthof
Fri 19th Feb – KOLN Essigfabrik
Sat 20th Feb – BERLIN Postbahnhof
Sun 21st Feb – HAMBURG Gruenspan

If all that wasn’t enough, the band are also set to release their first ever live DVD Thank You: Livin’ Live on October 30th, shot during their previous UK tour earlier this year and filmed entirely at the Birmingham LG Arena. You can pre-order exclusive bundles for the live DVD here.

Black Stone Cherry Livin Live DVD cover (hr)

Until then, here’s a little snipit of what Black Stone Cherry are capable of and what to expect from the upcoming DVD: 

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