Friday, February 23, 2024

Johnny Wore Black is Back

Megadeth‘s David Ellefson returns to play bass guitar ob Johnny Wore Black’s third album Ultra Violent Light released on the EMP label group.

Put together by vocalist Jay Coen in 2012, with a view to writing and creating music felt deep in his heart. Having written songs since his teens, there was plenty of past material, a selection of which needed exorcising before new works could develop. The first album was an exploration into older songs with a few new ones and ended up being split into two parts, released in March and November of 2014 entitled Walking Underwater Parts 1 & 2, then went onto create a number of  music videos to accompany the Johnny Wore Black tunes.

Added to this, Coen is also known for his stunt career, having appeared in films such as Game Of Thrones, Ready Player One, Spectre, Hitman’s Bodyguard, Rogue One and Spiderman-Far From Home, so follow-up Ultra Violent Light was released three years later, and in collaboration with David Ellefson, David Bottrill, Simon Hutchby and Gez Walton.

Ultra Violent Light was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Dream Theater) & Gez Walton (Earthtone9) and mastered by Joao Carvalho & Bryan Lowe. The line-up featured is Jay Coen – Vocals, Simon Hutchby – Drums, Gez Walton – Guitars, David Ellefson – Bass, Cameron,  Daniel William Hill – Keyboards, Kate Shortt – Cello, Adam Sedgewick – Vocals, George Donahue – Vocals/Bass.

Tracks featured on the record are ‘Gun True Love’, ‘One Sexy Scar’, ‘Plastic Ocean’, ‘Honey Club’, ‘RIP Mr Man’, ‘Boy Soldier’, ‘Southern Storm’, ‘Broken’, ‘Ultra Violent Light’ and ‘Ultimate Fighter’. The album artwork was designed by Andy Pilkington (Very Metal Art).

The album is available digitally by clicking here and on iTunes here.

You can watch Johnny Wore Black’s video for ‘Gun True Love’ right her at Ramzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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