Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach‘s new solo album, “Give ‘Em Hell”, sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Bach‘s previous CD, “Kicking & Screaming”, opened with 6,600 units back in October 2011 to land at No. 73.
The singer’s 2007 effort, “Angel Down”, registered a first-week tally of 6,400 back to enter the chart at No. 190.
“Give ‘Em Hell” was released on April 22 via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Kicking & Screaming” was once again produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK SABBATH and SHINEDOWN, among others.
Of the new album, Sebastian Bach enthused: “I could not be more proud of the new CD, ‘Give ‘Em Hell’. As a rock music fan myself, I listen to it every single day. As a musician, I honestly feel like I have reached a new level of album recording. As an audiophile, I could not be more blown away by the sound! The production and mastering sound so good that it’s perfect to show off your high-end stereo system.
“Ever since my first record, ‘Skid Row’, on through ‘Slave To The Grind’ up to ‘Kicking & Screaming’ and ‘Angel Down’, I have always been concerned, first and foremost, with making quality records for my fans. And I can honestly say that ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ meets or even exceeds the standards set by some of the records I have put out in the past.”
“Give ‘Em Hell” was mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles with Tom Baker.
Sebastian managed to involve in the writing and recording some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES), and not one but two top-class guitar players: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the CD are Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) on guitar and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, FATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian previously collaborated on Duff‘s solo album “Believe In Me”.
The cover for “Give ‘Em Hell” (see below) was once again handled by Richard Villa, who worked on “Kicking & Screaming”. Incorporated into the album design is one of the paintings by Sebastian‘s late father David Bierk, who painted the artwork for SKID ROW‘s “Slave To The Grind”, inside artwork for SKID ROW‘s “Subhuman Race”, and Bach‘s solo albums “Angel Down” and “Bring ‘Em Bach Alive!”.
“Give ‘Em Hell” track listing:
01. Hell Inside My Head
03. All My Friends Are Dead
05. Push Away
07. Had Enough
08. Gun To A Knife Fight
09. Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game
10. Taking Back Tomorrow
12. Forget You
The video for the CD’s first single, “Temptation”, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patrick Fogarty, who has previously worked with BLACK VEIL BRIDES, PICTURE ME BROKEN and THE BURNING OF ROME.
Bach previously stated about “Give ‘Em Hell”: “We have captured some kick-ass rock and roll magic and producer par excellence Bob Marlette is the wizard behind the board.
“It is such an awesome feeling to be able to say to the planet if you like the music I have put out before, I can guarantee you will dig this one! I cannot stop listening to it and that is the whole intention.
“For those of you who dig my high crazy-ass screams of the other records, well, I am proud to say this new disc features all the ranges and textures I have been known for, clean soaring melodic ballads and blood-curdling death screams from hell.”
“All My Friends Are Dead” video:
“Taking Back Tomorrow” lyric video:
“Give ‘Em Hell” EPK: