Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his next solo album for a late 2013/early 2014 release via Frontiers Records.
Says Bach in a new online posting: "Yesterday was a gigantic step forward in the process of completing the next studio record! We had a meeting with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER), who did 'Kicking & Screaming', and [guitarists] Jeff George and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL).
"We are all ready to tackle this project right now! We have tons of musical ideas and we are starting with Bob on the new studio record this week, I am happy to say!! There are lots of killer riffs and grooves that are ready for me to scream over and Bob is leading the way as far as helping us get this done right!
"So get ready for studio updates and a front row seat to the mayhem, because here it comes!"
Asked if he feels his latest album, "Kicking & Screaming", got enough credit from the rock community and the fans, Bach told "The Classic Metal Show" in a recent interview: "Yeah. To be on the Billboard chart again is enough credit for me. I like being on the chart. It's cool that I can put out an album that competes on the charts in this day and age.
He added: "I'm not trying to remind anybody of the past; that's the opposite of what I'm trying to do. I never was doing that.
"I don't understand the nostalgia factor of rock and roll fans at all. When SKID ROW came out in 1989, we weren't singing songs that were 20 years old, we were singing songs that we just wrote. That's what I'm doing today; that's what I was doing then. So I don't get that whole idea at all."
Bach's brand new CD/DVD package, "ABachalypse Now", was released in North America on March 26 via Frontiers Records. The "ABachalypse Now" Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from last year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. "ABachalypse Now" was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD.