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“Roses Are Black” Album Announcement

New Album, Out November 5th, Features Slash, Kenny Aronoff, Reese Wynans, and Michael Rhodes

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On the heels of an opening performance with the Rolling Stones this summer, and the announcement of upcoming performances with ZZ Top and Bob Seger, Ghost Hounds have announced the details of ‘Roses Are Black,’ their new album coming out November 5, 2019.  The album features guest appearances by Slash, Kenny Aronoff, Reese Wynans, and Michael Rhodes, alongside producing and songwriting partners David Grissom and Kevin Bowe. The album was mixed by six-time Grammy Award-winning producer Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, The White Stripes, Danger Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon) and engineered by Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin).

Ghost Hounds is a rock ‘n’ roll band at a time when the world needs more of them. The band’s new album recalls the universal appeal of rock’s ‘70s heyday, but with a fresh, crackling energy crafted by founder and guitarist Thomas Tull, and voiced with fluid power by vocalist Tre’ Nation. The band’s gritty sound reflects the blue-collar heritage of its hometown of Pittsburgh; a versatile outfit whose music fits in an Iron City barroom or a stadium — such as the one in Maryland where Ghost Hounds opened for the Rolling Stones in July. There’s plenty of energy and rock ‘n’ roll abandon, along with tight playing and intricate songcraft. 

“I think it’s a direct reflection of my own eclectic music tastes,” Tull says. “The Rolling Stones are my favorite band of all time, so a lot of this is inspired by the Stones. They fell in love with American blues. They have great country songs. Those things all appealed to me. Having all those different voices is important, and that’s what I want our band to have too.”

‘Roses Are Black’ certainly celebrates that diversity across its 12 tracks “Bad News” spreads the good word of Ghost Hounds’ return by throttling up into some 12-bar fury, echoed later on in “Push That Rock Up the Hill” and “We Roll Hard.” “Skin in the Game” reflects that Stones love Tull speaks of, while “Black Rose” and “Fire Under Water” are classic rock tunes and “Almost Loved You” would sound at home in Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe. The group’s softer and soulful side is just as potent on tracks such as “When Your Shadow Touches Mine,” “Til It’s Gone” and “Second Time Around,” and Ghost Hounds’ treatment of “Devil Woman” shoots the Cliff Richards’ original through with high-test adrenaline, including biting guitar solos.

“I missed music,” Tull explains. “I missed writing. I missed performing. I missed the camaraderie of a band. I decided this was something I really wanted to do.”

As the release of ‘Roses Are Black’ approaches, Ghost Hounds’ lineup – Tull, guitarist Johnny Baab, bassist Bennett Miller, drummer Blaise Lanzetta and powerhouse vocalist Tre Nation – are looking forward to making their case back on the road. “All of these songs to me just come alive in the band’s performance,” Tull says. “We tracked every song live, and we wanted this to be, in some ways, an old-fashioned record, where you can listen to the record and then go hear the band and say, ‘Yeah, that’s the song I heard.’ There’s nothing we can’t pull off live.”

‘ROSES ARE BLACK’ TRACKLIST

1. Bad News

2. Black Rose

3. When Your Shadow Touches Mine

4. Devil Woman

5. Til It’s Gone

6. We Roll Hard

7. Push That Rock Up The Hill

8. Skin In The Game

9. Fire Under Water

10. Second Time Around

11. Almost Loved You

12. Second Time Around (Acoustic)

GHOST HOUNDS TOUR DATES

Thursday, October 17th – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA^
Tuesday, October 22nd – King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL*
Wednesday, October 23rd – Donald L. Tucker Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL*
Friday, October 25th – MGM National Harbor – Oxon Hill, MD*
Saturday, October 26th – The Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA*
Sunday, October 27th – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT*
Tuesday, October 29th – Warner Theatre – Erie, PA*
Wednesday, October 30th – Wings Event Center – Kalamazoo, MI*
Friday, November 1st – the Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA^

^ opening for Bob Seger
* opening for ZZ Top

GHOST HOUNDS IS:

Vocals – TRE NATION
Guitar – JOHNNY BAAB
Guitar – THOMAS TULL
Bass – BENNETT MILLER
Drums – BLAISE LANZETTA
Keyboard – JOE MUNROE

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