Rival Sons have announced that the follow up to 2014’s Great Western Valkyrie will be released later this year and will be called Hollow Bones.
Vocalist Jay Buchanan said “Each record we’ve made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band’s essence. This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed.”
The album was recorded at Nashville’s LCS Studios and will once again see two time Grammy winner Dave Cobb on production duties who has described the band as “The best rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet!”
As long-time fans will know the band always place great importance on their artwork and this fifth album will be no different with them joining forces with artist Martin Wittfooth.
On a piece called “Rainsong”. Guitarist Scott Holiday commented “I discovered Martin Wittfooth about half way through making ‘Hollow Bones’. I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used. First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album. I won’t try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album… but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet.”
Rival Sons are currently the sole support on the current Black Sabbath The End Tour, they are also playing Download Festival’s main stage on Saturday 11th June.