It's been awhile, almost six years, since guitarist Keri Kelli planted the seeds for the laborious rock supergroup A New Revenge. And now the challenge is lastly a actuality, on document at the very least, with the upcoming launch of Enemies & Lovers, whose efficiency video for the observe "Never Let You Go" is premiering completely beneath.
The group was born throughout a tour of Russia when Kelli, presently a daily with Night Ranger, was taking part in with Alice Cooper and touring with Scorpions and drummer James Kottak. "There was a whole lot of down time," Kelli tells Billboard, "and I'd identified James for a very long time from L.A. We began to say, 'Hey, it could be cool to do one thing exterior the bands we're related to.'" A Russian promoter promised to assist no matter they put collectively, and in 2014 A New Revenge -- with frontman Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen, the Three Tremors) and bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake, the Guess Who) -- hit the highway there taking part in covers from the teams they have been related to.
"We all like one another," Kelli says. "It's simple and funky and one thing exterior of our different tasks, or day jobs." Before lengthy the thought of recent music was broached, with the musicians passing songs they labored on at their house studios. "Little by little we began compiling songs. It's been very long time, however we lastly bought to the place we've an album and have it popping out."
With Enemies & Lovers due out March 29, A New Revenge is now making an attempt to determine its horizon amidst the members' busy schedules. Conflicts have already impacted the filming of its two movies -- for "Never Let You Go" and "The Way," filmed the identical day in Los Angeles with Hired Gun director Fran Strine -- with Phil Soussan filling in for Sarzo, who had scheduling points. "We attempt to carve out time once we can, nevertheless it's laborious 'trigger everybody's so busy," Kelli notes. "We're making an attempt our greatest, however we don't have the facility of an enormous band like Metallica or Slipknot or one thing." Nevertheless, Kelli says some stay exhibits later within the 12 months are potential, whereas he and the others intend for A New Revenge to be a going concern and are already engaged on concepts for brand spanking new songs.
"We don't need to name this band a 'challenge' -- that’s why we've a reputation for it," he explains. "We've talked to folks in Russia, who need us again, and in Europe and South America. There's curiosity. I actually am pleased with the document, and I need folks to listen to it. And I need us to do extra. I feel it's too good to not."