Slash gets serious but sleazy in new songs

slashbandSlash bassist Todd Kerns says the band are “more than armed and ready” to record the follow-up to 2012′s Apocalpytic Love.

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, along with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, is set to start studio sessions for their third album next month. And Kerns believes the material they’ve prepared is both more serious in tone and sleazy in character than the music they’ve released previously.

He reports in a blog entry from Los Angeles: “So here we are. Like prize fighters training and training for the fight of our lives. Now the big fight is upon us. We are lean. We are mean and we are, most assuredly, fighting machines.

“I have to admit that, conceptually, I felt Apocalyptic Love would be a tough act to follow. Not only do I feel the material surpasses it, I think we’re ten times the band we were when it was recorded.

“The material on this album is more serious and more fun at the same time, which is a tough balance indeed. The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous. Exactly where I feel most comfortable.

“We are all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can.”

Producer Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette’s contribution to pre-production has been “a blast”, Kerns reports. “All the songs have taken on a new life under his whip. Our engineer, Jeff Moll, is a genius. This is an amazing team – gonna be monstrous!”

A release date hasn’t been set but the bassist says the band will be tied up for at least a “few months”, adding: “It’ll be done when it’s done; we all hope to be back on the road sooner than later, but we’ll see.”

Vocalist Kennedy has been busy with the release of latest Alter Bridge album Fortress (also produced by Baskette), while Slash has been pursuing his film-producer ambitions with the launch of Slasher Films and their first title, Nothing Left To Fear, last October.

-Classic Rock

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