Drop Two New Singles, “Banshee” And “#Rebel,”
From Upcoming Album ‘Six’ Due June 9
Touring Australia This September
DOWNLOAD BANSHEE & #REBEL FOR AIRPLAY HERE
Multi-platinum hard rock icons EXTREME’s latest single “RISE” has seen unprecedented success following its debut on March 1 alongside a fiery music video which has received over 2 million views to date.
The critically acclaimed track, from their new album “SIX” out June 9 via earMUSIC, has earned praise from international top tier media outlets including Consequence, Classic Rock, Music Radar and Guitar World in addition to accolades from such fellow musical peers as Brian May and radio personality Howard Stern while peaking at #3 on the Classic Rock charts.
The band—Gary Cherone (vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Pat Badger (bass), and Kevin Figueiredo (drums)—have today (April 19) shared two new singles along with dazzling videos to accompany each: “BANSHEE” and “#REBEL.”
“BANSHEE” is a seductive classic hard rock tune with a chugging rhythm section, playful guitar wizardy and electrifying vocals that testify to the power and inspiration of the female form and spirit. “#REBEL” takes on scathing so-called keyboard warriors with its head-nodding beat and searing dive bomb lead guitar runs serving up the harder edges of EXTREME’s sound. “We’re calling out those trolls who can’t back up their words,” explains Cherone.
On “SIX”, EXTREME swing between unapologetic fits of fret-burning hard rock and intimately introspective balladry. For the recording of the Bettencourt-produced 12-track album, the members buckled down at his home studio in Los Angeles to channel the electrifying eclecticism that defined their seminal output with a 21st century twist.
This dynamic affirms the iconic Boston quartet as one of rock’s most unpredictable, undeniable, and unbreakable groups whose songs course through the very fabric of popular culture. They’re the rare band whose music has appeared in an actual cult series a la Bill & Ted as well as the Netflix juggernaut “Stranger Things.” They’ve sold 10 million records, topped the Billboard Hot 100 at #1, packed major venues on multiple continents, memorably performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London, and regularly average over 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. However, their dynamic approach hits harder than ever on their 2023 full-length offering, SIX.
EXTREME are also excited to announce they will bring “SIX”’s music to audiences across the globe on the “Thicker Than Blood Tour.” The tour will see the band play Australia from Sept 6 – 13 where they will be joined by special guests Living Colour.
Wed, Sept 6: Astor Theatre, Perth – Tickets
Friday, Sept 8: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide Tickets
Sunday, Sept 10: Forum Theatre, Melbourne Tickets
Tues, Sept 12: Enmore Theatre, Sydney Tickets
Wed, Sept 13: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane Tickets
SIX will be released on June 9 on the following formats:
CD Digipak /Black 2LP (180g, Gatefold) / Ltd. Transparent Red 2LP (180g, Gatefold) / Ltd. Marbled Red & Black 2LP (180g, Gatefold)
4. Other Side of the Rainbow
5. Small Town Beautiful
6. The Mask
7. Thicker Than Blood
8. Save Me
10. X Out
11. Beautiful Girls
12. Here’s to the Losers
Gary Cherone – Lead Vocals
Nuno Bettencourt – Guitar, Vocals
Pat Badger – Bass, Vocals
Kevin Figueiredo – Drums, Vocals
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