DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED SIGNS DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:
August 13, 2008
The hard rock world is about to get a nice, swift kick in the ass as the Seattle-based sonic force Duff McKagan’s LOADED, led by the current VELVET REVOLVER bassist, has returned after a lengthy hiatus with their much anticipated, new full-length release. The quartet has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and a five song EP, Wasted Heart, will be issued in Sept. in conjunction with their upcoming European headlining tour. This run also marks the band’s first trip to the UK (see below for dates). The new offering was recorded by Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the USA, Kings of Leon) and the full-length album is set for an early 2009 release.
Be sure to visit http://www.myspace.com/loadedlamf to check out the new track, “No More,” (from the Wasted Heart EP) and to view new webisodes (shot by King of Hearts Promotions) featuring exclusive footage from the studio, along with interview segments.
McKagan, having carved out a place in rock ‘n roll history selling millions of albums with the legendary Guns N’ Roses, requires no lengthy introduction. However, with LOADED he gets a chance to further show his songwriting prowess and versatility assuming the role of vocalist/guitarist. This is an all out assault of pure rock and punk infused fury that pulls no punches.
McKagan further comments: “We are truly looking forward to this partnership with Century Media. I am encouraged that they indeed understand the spirit and integrity of LOADED. This first EP should shed some light on who we are, what we do and how the fuck we do it!”
Duff McKagan’s LOADED was formed in 1999 and has morphed several times, releasing two albums: 1999’s Live Episode and 2001’s Dark Days. The current line-up features drummer Geoff Reading (New American Shame, Green Apple Quickstep), bassist Jeff Rouse and guitarist Mike Squires (both formerly of Alien Crime Syndicate). This tight-knit group of rock n’ roll brothers brings their high-energy to every stage, from Seattle’s Sunset Tavern to Tokyo’s NK Hall.
Courtesy of www.centurymedia.com