LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary band King Kobra led by legendary drummer Carmine Appice strikes again! The band is releasing its first ever live album "Sweden Rock Live", available now for download and across all streaming platforms here: http://smarturl.it/SwedenRockLive
Recorded in 2016 at the Sweden Rock Festival the album features original members Appice, Johnny Rod, David Michael Phillips (David Henzerling) and vocalist Paul Shortino (who has been in King Kobra since 2010). Filling in for Mick Sweda who could not make the festival gig due to prior commitments is Jordan Ziff on lead guitar. Watch new live compilation video of "Hunger" HERE
"King Kobra always did well in Europe and being able to play 30 years later with the band at one of the best festivals in Europe was a thrill. I put this band together in the 80s; it was great to see that it lasted the test of time" states Carmine Appice. We played and rocked the house with the audience singing and having a great time." Johnny Rod added "It felt great playing the festival and to know that the fans remembered us. True rock will never die!"
King Kobra was formed in 1984 and led by seasoned drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Bogart & Appice, Rod Stewart) after he left Ozzy Osbourne's band. With Mark Free on vocals he secured a recording contract with Capitol Records .Appice recruited Keel's guitarist David Michael Phillips; wild-man bassist Johnny Rod; and guitarist Mick Sweda (Bulletboys). King Kobra recorded two acclaimed albums and toured the world supporting formidable headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Queensryche.
In 1988, Appice received a call from John Sykes and Tony Franklin to join Blue Murder, and after four years, King Kobra was solemnly laid to rest. The group, however, returned in 2010, with a new King Kobra line up that featured Carmine Appice on drums, Paul Shortino taking over vocal duties, Mick Sweda on guitar, David Henzerling (a.k.a. David Michael-Philips) on guitar, and Johnny Rod on bass. Since then they have made two new albums via Frontiers Records (King Kobra (2011) & King Kobra II (2013) and have toured in the United States and Europe.
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SOURCE Rocker Records