Mark Kendall, guitarist with LA hard-rockers Great White hasspoken to DJ Tyson of the 98.7 Gater radio station in West PalmBeach, Florida about the band's upcoming tour and their soon to bereleased album, 'Elation'. The album will be the first to featureTerry Ilous on vocals following the band's split with originalsinger, Jack Russell.
"The energy in the studio is amazing," Kendall said. "This isthe most excited I've been since I was nine years old and got myfirst guitar. It's remarkable to be doing our third record withFrontiers Records and to feel the love and support from Serafinoand his team. They are truly part of the GREAT WHITE family."
Great White, now featuring Kendall, Scott Snyder (bass), AudieDesbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous(lead vocals) - will release "Elation" in North America on May 22via Frontiers Records.
"This is a new birth of the band," Desbrow said. "I wanted tocall the album 'Tabula Rasa', which means rebirth, but we went for'Elation' because of the euphoria in the atmosphere. It's a freshand healthier start than ever before. I'm like a kid in a candystore."
Lardie, who also acted as "Elation"'s producer, spokeenthusiastically about the groups songwriting approach and thepositive teamwork that ran throughout the 'Elation'sessions. "The difference in this studio experience wassimple," he said. "Everyone was completely present and contributedto the making of this album. As a producer, I feel my part is toget the best out of each of us and I got better than anyone'sbest!"
"Elation" track listing:
01. (I've Got) Something For You
02. Feelin' So Much Better
03. Love Train
04. Heart Of A Man
05. Hard To Say Goodbye
07. Shotgun Willie's
08. Promise Land
09. Lowdown (bonus track)
10. Just For Tonight
11. Love Is Enough
This version of GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with JACKRUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, which features Russell alongside RobbyLochner (FIGHT) on guitar, Matthew Johnson (DOCTOR M, JACK RUSSELL)on guitar, Dario Seixas (FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY) on bass andDerrick Pontier (GREAT WHITE, SAMANTHA 7) on drums.