Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and his backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, will release “World On Fire”, the third album to be made available under the Slash solo banner, on September 15 via Slash‘s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Roadrunner Records (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America). A total of 17 songs, including one instrumental, were laid down for the follow-up to 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love” with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (ALTER BRIDGE, FALLING IN REVERSE, INCUBUS).
“World On Fire” track listing:
01. World on Fire
02. Shadow Life
03. Automatic Overdrive
04. Wicked Stone
05. 30 Years To Life
06. Bent To Fly
07. Stone Blind
08. Too Far Gone
09. Beneath The Savage Sun
10. Withered Delilah
12. Dirty Girl
13. Iris Of The Storm
15. The Dissident
16. Safari Inn
17. The Unholy
The cover artwork for “World On Fire”, which features the blazing title track as the first single, was designed by American contemporary artist Ron English and can be seen below.
“World On Fire” will be made available four weeks in advance of the U.K. general release as a Classic Rock Fanpack, which consists of:
* The full album
* 116-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews with Slash, the band, producer Michael Baskette and cover artist Ron English. A Slash and Myles track-by-track breakdown. Exclusive pictures from the recording sessions as well as a brand new shoot, competition and much more.
* Giant double-sided A1 poster
* Metal pin badge
Slash recently spoke with the U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine about his third solo album. He remarked, “All I can tell you is that it’s a really f**king great record. I’m very proud of it, but I don’t want to get into, ‘Oh, dude, it’s epic,’ or ‘It’s the heaviest thing ever.’ It’s very rock and roll, and, as always, it’s very diverse in feel, and I’m just super, super proud of everything that we collectively put into making the thing. It’s just going to be a bitchin’ record.”
Slash added that he and his band have grown a lot together during the making of the new CD, saying, “The band has become so synergetic. I showed the music to the guys, and what they wrote flowed immediately. I was really amazed at how, from the second we started pre-production up ’till now, the record just flowed. It’s rare that it happens like that.”
Regarding the musical direction of the new album, singer Myles Kennedy said: “It’s very rock. It’s more up-tempo than the last record was. Slash has got some really great riffs on this record. Killer stuff…”
“The material on this album is more serious and more fun at the same time, which is a tough balance,” added bassist Todd Kerns. “The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous. We’re all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can.”
Slash released his first self-titled solo effort in 2010.
The legendary guitarist employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album, before settling on ALTER BRIDGE member Kennedy for both touring and eventually recording.
“Apocalyptic Love” earned Slash his two first-ever No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun”. The record’s third single, “Anastasia”, cracked the Top 10 at both Modern and Active Rock.
Slash and AEROSMITH will team up for a U.S. tour this summer.