Kobra And The Lotus share video for cover of ‘Black Velvet’

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Canadian hard rock outfit Kobra And The Lotus have shared a video for their new single, a cover of “Black Velvet.”

Originally recorded by Alannah Myles and a hit in 1990, the song features on the band’s new covers EP, Words Of The Prophets, featuring tracks by some of Kobra And The Lotus’ favourite Canadian artists.

Set for release on the 28th of August via Spinefarm Records, the new collection of songs was produced by Grammy-nominated Johnny K, who also worked with the band on their most recent studio album, High Priestess.

Say the band in a statment: “You know, Kobra And The Lotus is a riff-loving, vocal-wailing, storm-bringing band, but we couldn’t be who we are without acknowledging the true roots that were laid down before us. Words Of The Prophets is a tribute to some classic Canadian musicians – these songs carry a ton of nostalgia, and inspire ambitious journeys… and we hope to rub some of that off on you!”

Kobra And The Lotus are in the midst of a run of UK live shows with remaining dates as follows:

Jun 24th: Stoke, The Sugarmill
Jun 25th: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Jun 26th: Nottingham, Red Room
Jun 28th: Glasgow, King Tut’s
Jun 29th: Newcastle, Think Tank
Jun 30th: Sheffield, Rocking Chair
Jul 01st: Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
Jul 02nd: London, Boston Music Room
Jul 03rd: Southampton, Firehouse

The full track list for Words Of The Prophets is:

01. “Lay It On The Line” (Triumph)
02. “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” (April Wine)
03. “Black Velvet” (Alannah Myles)
04. “Let It Ride” (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
05. “The Spirit Of Radio” (Rush)

Check out the video for “Black Velvet” below:

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Kobra And The Lotus pay tribute to Canadian artists on new covers EP

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Kobra And The Lotus have announced that they are to release a covers EP featuring songs from their favourite Canadian artists.

The band – who come from Calgary – will release Words Of The Prophets on the 28th of August via Titan Music. The release is set to feature music by the likes of Rush, Triumph and Alannah Myles.

Says vocalist Kobra Paige: “Kobra And The Lotus is a riff-loving, vocal-wailing, storm-bringing band. We couldn’t do what we do without paying homage to the true roots that were laid down before us.

Words Of The Prophets is a tribute to those great Canadian classic rock influences that have set the foundation for music magic since we first heard these songs playing on the radio as little kids. They carry a ton of nostalgia, inspire ambitious journeys, and we hope to rub some of that off on you.”

Kobra And The Lotus’ most recent album, High Priestess, was released last year. They are currently out on tour and will play a series of dates in the UK in June and July.

Jun 11th: Vancouver Red Room, Canada
Jun 14th: Edmonton Starlite Room, Canada
Jun 18th: Guildford The Boiler Room, UK
Jun 20th: Pratteln Konzertfabrik, Switzerland (with Cavalera Conspiracy)
Jun 21st: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 23rd: Norwich Waterfront Studio, UK
Jun 24th: Stoke-On-Trent The Sugarmill, UK
Jun 25th: Manchester Ruby Lounge, UK
Jun 26th: Nottingham Red Room, UK
Jun 28th: Glasgow King Tut’s, UK
Jun 29th: Newcastle Think Tank, UK
Jun 30th: Sheffield Rocking Chair, UK
Jul 01st: Milton Keynes Crauford Arms, UK
Jul 02nd: London The Boston Music Room, UK
Jul 03rd: Southampton Firehouse, UK

The full track list for Words Of The Prophets is:

01. “Lay It On The Line” (Triumph)
02. “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” (April Wine)
03. “Black Velvet” (Alannah Myles)
04. “Let It Ride” (BTO)
05. “The Spirit Of Radio” (Rush)

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Kobra And The Lotus announce UK headline tour

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Kobra And The Lotus have unveiled a UK headline tour for the summer.

The Canadian hard rockers – fronted by classically trained vocal powerhouse Kobra Paige – will return to UK shores in June and July.

The band have been touring in support of their most recent album High Priestess, released last year via Spinefarm and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed). They’ve supported some of metal’s most legendary names in recent months including Judas Priest, Def Leppard and KISS.

A full list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

June 17th: Plymouth, Junction
June 23rd: Norwich, Waterfront Studio
June 24th: Stoke, The Sugarmill
June 25th: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
June 26th: Nottingham, Red Room
June 28th: Glasgow, King Tut’s
June 29th: Newcastle, Think Tank
June 30th: Sheffield, Rocking Chair
July 01st: Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
July 02nd: London, Boston Music Room
July 03rd: Southampton, Firehouse

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Watch Kobra and The Lotus’ video for new track “Soldier”

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Kobra and The Lotus have released a video for new track “Soldier.” The song is taken from their new album, High Priestess.

You can watch the video below:

High Priestess is out today in the UK, and the band are also touring in support of Kiss and Deff Leppard on their co-headline US tour. The tour runs through July and August, finishing on the 31st at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Texas.

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New music releases, 30th June 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for the 30th of June, 2014:

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High Priestess, Kobra & The Lotus

Revival, Bellowhead
Mutineers, David Gray
The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Edition), Pink Floyd
Isolate and Medicate, Seether
Games of Thrones Season 4 OST, Ramin Djawadi
From Parts Unknown, Every Time I Die
New Jersey (Deluxe Edition), Bon Jovi
Remedy, Old Crow Medicine Show
Saga City, Saga
High Life, Bryan Eno and Karl Hyde
Magic Forest, Amberian Dawn
Hardcore Lives, Madball
A Sunday Night Above The Rain, Marillion
Legend (30th Anniversary Edition), Bob Marley
Devil’s Road, Walkabouts
Our Year, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
Naturbal, Vintersorg
A Fistful of Desert Blues, Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove
Tracing Back Roots, We Came As Romans
The Process Of Self-Immolation, Alraune
A Poet’s Life, Tim Armstrong

You can by all of the above and many more at the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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