‘Driver’ To Release New Album ‘Countdown’


The new Driver album is titled Countdown will be the follow up to Sons Of Thunder, which was released in 2008. The new CD will carry on in the tradition of the latest Driver album, Sons Of Thunder, and feature brand new songs as well as a few reworkings of some classic demos. The effort will be released worldwide on King Records in Japan, Metal Heaven in Europe, and RockZilla in the U.S.

Final tweaks for the new Driver CD called Countdown going on this week. We also have contributions from singer Mark Boals, bassist Ray Burke, and Daniel Cordova. The CD is coming out great! Vintage style production and killer songs, and Maor Appelbaum mastering, commented Rob Rock.

Driver is a classic heavy rock outfit that was formed in Los Angeles, CA out of the ashes of Joshua and Gypsy Moreno. The band was one of the top local acts at the height of melodic hard rock in the late 1980’s and issued a widely circulated 5-song cassette EP demo in 1990 that garnered the band a dedicated worldwide following. Driver was ultimately denied by major labels with the emergence of the grunge rock scene that dominated the musical landscape during the early 90’s, yet Driver has attained cult status as one of the most underrated hard rock acts of their time, and it has held steadfast throughout the years. Since then, the two main writers and members of Driver, powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock and acclaimed guitarist/producer Roy Z [Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Judas Priest, Sebastian Bach, Rob Rock, Tribe Of Gypsies, Helloween], have forged ahead to garner long successful careers in the music business.

Vocalist Rob Rock first came on the scene via the “M.A.R.S.: Project: Driver” record that was released in 1987 and enjoys international acclaim to this day. Recording with various bands and projects over the years, Rock is currently well known as one of the very few hard rock/metal singers with a successful solo career. Rock has added his writing and vocal talents to many great albums from Impellitteri, Joshua, Warrior, Avantasia, and Axel Rudi Pell, as well as his four solo albums. Dubbed by the press as “The Voice of Melodic Metal”, Rob Rock’s vocal range, phrasing, and unforgettable voice defines the vast variety of songs in the Driver repertoire.

Sons Of Thunder was released in September 2008 via Metal Heaven[Purchase the album here].

Line up:
Rob Rock – Vocals
Roy Z – Guitars
Reynold “Butch” Carlson – Drums
Ed Roth – Keyboards
Aaron Samson – Bass

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