Fan-filmed video of SKID ROW‘s May 16 concert at Virgin Oil in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below.
SKID ROW has collaborated with several other artists, including members of SLIPKNOT and HALESTORM, on the songwriting process for the final installment of the band’s “United World Rebellion” trilogy. The follow-up to 2014’s “Rise Of The Damnation Army – United World Rebellion: Chapter Two” and 2013’s “United World Rebellion: Chapter One” will mark the band’s first release with the South African-born, British-based vocalist ZP Theart (DRAGONFORCE, TANK, I AM I), who officially joined SKID ROW last year.
In a recent interview with Australia’s Heavy music magazine, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan confirmed that the group’s next release will be “a full-length record” which will tentatively arrive in 2019.
According to Bolan, SKID ROW also collaborated with songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow.
SKID ROW‘s upcoming release will see the band reunited with famed rock/metal producer Michael Wagener, who worked on SKID ROW‘s first two albums, 1989’s “Skid Row” and 1991’s “Slave To The Grind”, as well as 2006’s “Revolutions Per Minute”.
Rachel said that he is especially thrilled to once again be making an album with Wagener, whom he called “one of my best friends.” The bassist said: “We worked together on other stuff [since ‘Revolutions Per Minute’], and if he has an artist come in [for a recording session at his studio], he’s, like, ‘Hey, you wanna play bass on this,’ and I’m, like, ‘Yeah.’ I mean, we’re literally 25 or 30 minutes apart in Tennessee, and he’s got a badass studio out there. And he actually helped me build my studio at my house.”
Despite having played sporadic shows with SKID ROW for a year, Theart wasn’t officially announced as the band’s new frontman until January 2017.
Theart stepped into the group following the departure of Tony Harnell, the former TNT frontman who joined SKID ROW in April 2015 as the replacement for Johnny Solinger, the band’s singer of 15 years.