Since their formation back in 2013, The Dead Daisies have witnessed a meteoric rise in a short period of time.

This dynamic five-piece features a who’s who of the hard rock world that includes ex-Motley Crue frontman John Corabi, former Whitesnake and Dio axeman Doug Aldrich, bass player extraordinaire Marco Mendoza of Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake alongside the band’s founding member and guitarist David Lowy. Following the departure of sticks man Brian Tichy last year, the band recruited Journey/Bad English drummer Deen Castronovo to join their already stellar line-up.

It goes without saying that The Dead Daisies is packed full of talent; this US-based outfit is the very definition of the term supergroup. Subsequently, the band collectively went into the studio in Nashville last year along with producer Marti Frederiksen at the helm to lay down their fourth album Burn It Down.

Immediately from the off, the opening two tracks of the record are arguably some of the heaviest cuts we’ve heard from The Dead Daisies to date. This includes the frantic, hard hitting number “Resurrected” along with the thunderous “Rise Up”. The latter of which has a real old school rock/metal feel to it.

The likes of the incredibly infectious “Dead and Gone”, the groove-heavy “What Comes Around” and the epic title track itself are most certainly future classics in the making and will inevitably be crowd pleasers when performed live on The Dead Daisies forthcoming UK tour.

As with their previous albums, The Dead Daisies include a cover from one of their favourite artists. This time around the band put their own distinctive stamp on “Bitch” by The Rolling Stones to great effect.

On the other hand the slow, heartfelt ballad “Set Me Free” has undertones of Boston’s best Aerosmith whereas the incredible “Can’t Take it With You” has a groove reminiscent of Deep Purple classic “Stormbringer”.

When you bring together such a formidable array of talent together the end result is a collection of classic rock numbers of the highest calibre. With Burn It Down you can really hear the evolution of the band’s sound. With this now their fourth album The Dead Daisies have delivered one of their strongest studio albums to date.

The Dead Daisies new album Burn It Down is out now via Spitfire Music/ SPV. The band will be touring the UK this month starting at The Garage in Glasgow on Sunday 8th April.

The Dead Daisies UK Tour Dates:

APRIL

Sunday 8th Garage Glasgow, UK

Monday 9th Robin 2 Bilston, UK

Tuesday 10th Koko London, UK *

Thursday 12th Academy 2 Manchester, UK

Friday 13th Rock City Nottingham, UK *

Saturday 14th Academy Bristol, UK *

with special guests THE TREATMENT* & THE AMORETTES

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