Tora Tora and Frontiers Records part ways after one album together
Memphis, Tennessee, USA based rockers Tora Tora and Italian record label Frontiers Music Srl have parted ways after one studio album, 2019’s Bastards of Beale, together. Tora Tora self-released a five song acoustic EP titled Unplugged back in the summer of 2020.
The following message was posted on Tora Tora‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Tora Tora would like to announce the band and Frontiers Records have mutually agreed to part ways. We are very grateful for the opportunity Frontiers gave us to reconnect with Tora fans across the US & around the world. Wishing all at the label the very best moving forward. TT“
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Bastards of Beale: “I have to say that I am quite impressed with the musicianship on the album. Keith Douglas‘ guitar playing in particular is very good with some solid guitar riffs and solos. Anthony Corder, unlike many of his contemporaries, has kept his voice in fantastic shape and he sounds just like he did 30 years ago. The rhythm section of Patrick Francis and John Patterson is solid on Bastards of Beale and allows Corder and Douglas to shine. My favourites on the the album are “Son of a Prodigal Son” (which reminds me a bit of the Tragically Hip), the peppier “Everbright”, “Giants Fall” despite its underwhelming chorus section, and “Rose of Jericho” which is probably the biggest throwback to Tora Tora in their heyday. Two songs that I could do without is the ballad “Lights Up The River” and the instrumental “Vertigo” which feels more like a jam than anything else.
Tora Tora have delivered a solid album in Bastards of Beale, which will likely grow on you each time that you hear it. It’s great to get some new material from the guys after all those years (the various CDs of demos / unused tracks via FnA Records released back in 2009 tided me over and reminded me how much I liked the band) and I can’t wait to finally get to see them play live later this month!”
Tora Tora‘s “Son of A Prodigal Son” video (from Bastards of Beale album):