Carlos Cavazo explains how he ended up joining King Kobra

Carlos Cavazo explains how he ended up joining King Kobra

Ex-Quiet Riot and Ratt guitarist Carlos Cavazo was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon for Canada’s The Metal Voice. Cavazo was promoting King Kobra‘s upcoming new studio album We Are Warriors, which will be released via Cleopatra Records on August 11, 2023.

In terms of how he got involved with King Kobra, Cavazo indicated (as provided by The Metal Voice with slight edits): “I’ve done a [few] things with these guys before in the past. I’ve done a few records with Paul Shortino obviously and I’ve done a lot of gigs with Carmine Appice here and there. We never did a record together but I’ve always admired Carmine. He’s a great drummer, great musician, great person to work with and Paul‘s a great person to work with. I always enjoyed working with him.

So they contacted me one day and asked me if I’d be interested in maybe doing a song or two on the record and I said ‘Yeah’. And then they ended up wanting me to do the whole record so I ended up bringing some songs as well. They had about half the record written before I joined and I liked their material. So I quickly jumped on the opportunity. I figured they’re all nice guys, [and] I’m sitting around not doing anything right now. I didn’t really even want to be in a band anymore or even tour anymore but they kind of dragged me into it but uh, we’ll see what happens.”

You can listen to the interview with Carlos Cavazo on The Metal Voice below:

King Kobra‘s “We Are Warriors” video: