Los Angeles-born heavy metal icons ALCATRAZZ today unleash their furious new single, “Battlelines.” Taken from the band’s upcoming new studio album, Take No Prisoners, set for release via Silver Lining Music on May 19th, the track sees ALCATRAZZ delivering an epic heavy metal anthem, brimming with metallic chugging riffs, soaring melodic vocals, and ear-splitting drums.
“‘Battlelines’ is one of the songs we feel is very representative of the direction the band is at now and where we are going, which is powerful, heavy, and melodic metal in that British and European style,” enthuses ALCATRAZZ keyboardist and co-founding member Jimmy Waldo. “In the mid-1980s, ALCATRAZZ strayed far too much from the direction of our debut album, that first record set the blueprint of what the band was all about and with the recent two albums over the last couple years and now even more so with this new one, Take No Prisoners, we are finally establishing the true sound of the band. If fans give this a listen, they will hopefully find a lot to like!”
“We look forward to adding ‘Battlelines’ to the live set too,” adds co-founding bassist Gary Shea. “It’s about the use of radar in warfare from WW2 until the present day; real heads-down heavy metal stuff!”
View ALCATRAZZ’s “Battlelines” video at THIS LOCATION.
Watch/stream the band’s recently released single, “Don’t Get Mad… Get Even,” featuring the legendary Girlschool HERE.
ALCATRAZZ is determined to make up for lost time, roaring forwards at warp factor ten to deliver Take No Prisoners, their sixth studio album and the third in three years. Comprised of ten cracking, charismatic tracks, with each containing the unique fusion of classic American rock with the full grain hard-rocking attitude of British heavy metal, Take No Prisoners sees ALCATRAZZ energetically soaring and exploring melodic progression with road-warrior riffs. “Little Viper” rides a scything guitar into a thunderous, Dio-like assault, whilst the band also show their calmer, more expansive side with the epic “Strangers,” but when an album finishes at the burn point of “Bring On The Rawk,” there can be no question that ALCATRAZZ’s collective boot is repeatedly kicking serious ass!
Comprised of Doogie White (vocals), Joe Stump (guitars), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass), and Larry Paterson (drums), and with Giles Lavery and Waldo producing, Take No Prisoners is a loudly, and proudly classic rock album which draws on the ALCATRAZZ traditions of technically excellent screaming guitars, thunderous rhythm, and the sort of vocals and overall aura that evoke prime Dio and Rainbow. And, of course, a primed and fully tuned-up ALCATRAZZ, whose career is fast taking on Benjamin Button proportions.
Following the success of ALCATRAZZ’s UK co-headlining tour with Girlschool earlier this year, ALCATRAZZ shows no sign of slowing down in their quest to “Bring The Rawk” to the masses. Keep your eyes peeled for more 2023 dates to be announced soon. Visit alcatrazzofficial.com for updates.
Take No Prisoners will be released on digipak CD, 12” Black vinyl, digital download, streaming and special D2C bundles. Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
Take No Prisoners Track Listing:
- Little Viper
- Don’t Get Mad… Get Even (Feat. Girlschool)
- Gates Of Destiny
- Holy Roller (Love’s Temple)
- Power In Numbers
- Salute The Colours
- Bring On The Rawk
Jimmy Waldo – keyboards
Gary Shea – bass
Doogie White – lead vocals
Joe Stump – guitar
Larry Paterson – drums