Setting the bar high for all other major live bands this year, following their storming UK shows in January, Black Country Communion, have released a brand new video for ‘The Cove’, that appears on their latest album album, BCCIV, available through Mascot Records.
Following a several year hiatus Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion returned with all founding members intact: Vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa. Ramzine commented on their recent shows that they were “A ragingly good band that needs to be seen and appreciated live far more often.” If you missed that previously, you can still read it by clicking here.
Regarding the release of ‘The Cove’ video, Hughes said “Joe captured the mood brilliantly on this song. I’m still shaking my head in astonishment. I wanted to write a song about my love for dolphins. Each year thousands of these beautiful souls are murdered by hunters in the coastal town of Taiji, Japan. They are drove into the Killing Cove and brutally slaughtered. I have been working with Ric O’Barry from the Dolphin Project for four years, and told him I had written a song about this senseless & horrific scenario for BCCIV, that has been happening for decades.”
A matter dear to Hughes he continued: “My heart aches as I watch on live stream on what happens in the Cove. I ask you all to listen to this song and understand how deeply affected we all are as animal and sea life protectors. The Dolphin Project has changed my life, and to my dying day I will be of service to be a protector of all inhabitants that live in the sea. Thanks to Ric and his son Lincoln for supplying the footage.”
Reviewing their BCCIV album here Ramzine noted how ‘The Cove’ was “suitably atmospheric”. The video below enhances that experience.