Vandenberg’s MoonKings debut album MoonKings, the first release from Adrian Vandenberg in 16 years, will be released on 24th February 2014 through Mascot Records. For an appetizer, check out the band recording Lust And Lies at the famous Wisseloord Studios near Amsterdam:
The eagerly awaited record is a sensational mix of blistering rock songs and powerful ballads from the Dutch guitar hero, and includes a newly recorded version of Vandenberg’s ex-band Whitesnake’s classic ‘Sailing Ships’. Special guest David Coverdale adds his unique vocals to the equation, to complement Vandenberg’s powerful riffs for a welcome moment of nostalgia.
Multi-talented Vandenberg – who has designed all of his album sleeves since his very first record with Teaser at the age of 22 – took care of the artwork for this much-awaited record. Tracklist as follows:
1. Lust And Lies 2. Close To You 3. Good Thing 4. Breathing 5. Steal Away 6. Line Of Fire 7. Out Of Reach 8. Feel It 9. Leave This Town 10. One Step Behind 11. Leeches 12. Nothing Touches 13. Sailing Ships
Catch Vandenberg’s MoonKings live in the UK in April for 2 unmissable shows:
Mascot Label Group proudly welcomes Vandenberg’s MoonKings. The Dutch rock group will join, amongst others, Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Gov’t Mule, Beth Hart, Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society and Kenny Wayne Shepherd on the Rotterdam, Holland based record company’s roster.
Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl is over the moon with signing Adrian Vandenberg’s brand new band: “Adrian is one of the most outstanding rock guitarists in the world. I have always followed his career and needless to say we are thrilled to finally be working with him. Vandenberg’s MoonKings are a fresh and hard rocking new band that will surely make an impact on the scene.”
Adrian Vandenberg rose to worldwide prominence with Vandenberg, the melodic rock band that hit internationally with the powerful ballad ‘Burning Heart’. Adrian solidified his status as one of the most talented rock guitarists around when he joined David Coverdale in the hard rock super group Whitesnake, co-writing many of its Billboard Hot 100-hits, like ‘The Deeper The Love’ and ‘Now You’re Gone’, and supplying the legendary guitar solo to ‘Here I Go Again’. After leaving Whitesnake, Adrian concentrated on his successful career as an artist, exhibiting his paintings in prestigious galleries all over Europe. Music however was always prevalent on his mind, so as soon as he had the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented young musicians, he started creating new music. Vandenberg’s MoonKings are Adrian Vandenberg (guitar), Jan Hoving (vocals), Sem Christoffel (bass) and Mart Nijen Es (drums). The band is currently in the studio recording their debut album.
“We are proud to have joined the Mascot family. It’s a great company with fantastic people that love the music they work with”, Adrian Vandenberg enthuses. “The band is raring to go and prove itself to the world, so we’re anxious to finish the album and get it out there and I’m very happy that Ed van Zijl is giving us the opportunity to do so.”
Vandenberg’s MoonKings debut album will be released on 24 February 2014, after which the band will tour extensively throughout Europe. and beyond.