Project is due June 9th via earMUSIC
Extreme featuring Gary Cherone on vocals, Nuno Bettencourt on guitar, Pat Badger on bass, and Kevin Figueiredo on drums has announced that their new album Six will be available June 9th via earMUSIC. They mark the occasion with the release of “Rise,” the album’s first single and video. The clip was directed by Bettencourt and filmed in Los Angeles.
“Musically, it’s aggressive,” Sherone says about album’s opening track. “Lyrically, it’s a cautionary tale on the rise and fall of fame. You get seduced into it. Once you’re on top, they’ll rip you apart and tear you down. That’s the nature of the beast.”
“When Eddie Van Halen passed, it really hit me,” adds Bettencourt. “I’m not going to be the one who will take the throne, but I felt some responsibility to keep guitar playing alive. So, you hear a lot of fire on the record.”
With the force of a wrecking ball, Extreme swings between unapologetic fits of fret-burning hard rock and intimately introspective balladry on the 12-track Six, which also features such tracks as “Other Side of The Rainbow,” “#Rebel,” and “X Out.” For the recording of the Bettencourt-produced project, the members buckled down at his home studio in Los Angeles. Once again, they channeled the electrifying eclecticism that defined their seminal output with a 21st century twist.
This dynamic affirms the iconic Boston quartet as one of rock’s most unpredictable, undeniable, and unbreakable groups whose songs course through the very fabric of popular culture. They’re the rare band whose music has appeared in an actual cult series a la Bill & Ted as well as the Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things. They’ve sold 10 million records, topped the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1, packed major venues on multiple continents, memorably performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London, and regularly average over five million monthly listeners on Spotify. However, their dynamic approach hits harder than ever on their 2023 full-length offering, Six.
A tour announcement is forthcoming.
4. Other Side of the Rainbow
5. Small Town Beautiful
6. The Mask
7. Thicker Than Blood
8. Save Me
10. X Out
11. Beautiful Girls
12. Here’s to the Losers