LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the dawn of time, there was The Big Bang. In the Black Dawn, there is Cactus.
Cactus, the band that was once heralded as America's answer to Led Zeppelin, has returned with Black Dawn, a new studio album. Black Dawn is classic Cactus with a fresh new energy that the band has not had since its heyday in the early 1970s. Released September 2nd, 2016, on Blvd Records, the band will embark on a US tour September 9th.
Featuring original founding members Carmine Appice (drums, vocals); and Jim McCarty (guitars), along with bassist Pete Bremy; harp player Randy Pratt; and lead singer Jimmy Kunes; this version of Cactus Redux is sure to embrace not only its long time core fans but also a whole new generation of rock enthusiasts.
"This is a whole new phase for Cactus," says Carmine Appice. "We had a renewed energy when we got together to make this album, and it shows."
"We put in an enormous amount of time getting the feel of the record and the sound just right," says Jim McCarty. "I would have to put my money down on the fact that there are not a lot of other bands out there right now, especially from our era, that rock as solid or as hard as Cactus does on Black Dawn."
Black Dawn leads the listener down on a righteous path of infectious rock classics and contains two previously unreleased studio tracks featuring the original line-up thus bridging the legendary old Cactus to the newer, re-fueled version.
Formed in 1970 from the ashes of The Vanilla Fudge by Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert, the initial line up also featured McCarty and vocalist Rusty Day.
While Cactus saw success from the start and soon built a loyal fan base, by early 1973, the band had collapsed. It would not be until 2010, two decades after the tragic death of Rusty Day, that the group reformed with the current line up.
"We still have a lot of life left in this band," says Appice. "Black Dawn is the just the beginning; if I have my way, Cactus is not going anywhere except upward and onward."
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SOURCE Pilato Entertainment