Louder Harder Faster

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Louder Harder Faster
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Studio album by Warrant
Released May 12, 2017
Recorded 2015-2017
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Label Frontiers Records
Producer Jeff Pilson
Warrant chronology
Rockaholic
(2011)Rockaholic2011
Louder Harder Faster
(2017)
Singles from Louder Harder Faster
  1. "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink"
    Released: February 10, 2017
  2. "Only Broken Heart"
    Released: March 24, 2017
  3. "Devil Dancer"
    Released: April 7, 2017
  4. "Perfect"
    Released: April 21, 2017
  5. "Louder Harder Faster"
    Released: May 4, 2017

Louder Harder Faster is the ninth studio album by American rock band Warrant, released on May 12, 2017. The album features long-time band members Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen, and Steven Sweet along with Robert Mason on lead vocals for the second time, following on from their last album, 2011's Rockaholic. This is also the first Warrant album to be released following the death of original lead singer Jani Lane.

The album charted at #19 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart.[1]

Content[edit]

The new album features 12 new songs including a remake of the classic Merle Haggard song "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" as the first single and the 'Professional Bull Riders' new "party anthem". The official video premiered at an official kickoff party at St Louis in Ballpark Village on February 25, accompanied by a live performance. The clip was filmed in Anaheim and will be played every night at midnight in the seven PBR Bars across the country as a clarion call for the good times to continue.[2]

"Only Broken Heart" was released as a single for the album on March 24, 2017[3] followed by "Devil Dancer" on April 4, 2017[4] and "Perfect" on April 21, 2017.[5] The band also released the single and music video for the album's title track "Louder Harder Faster" on May 4, 2017.[6]

Musical style[edit]

Erik Turner stated, "You can hear and feel the emotions of the last 25 + years of being in this band poured into LHF. The fun and the frustrations, the pleasure and the pain... a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and beers went into the making of this album. Love it or hate it, its the real deal, 100% pure melodic hard rock. Hand crafted by five musicians who dedicated their lives to music when they were just little kids with big dreams." Jerry Dixon adds, " 'Louder Harder Faster' is truly one of our best records to date. It has all the classic Warrant ingredients that people have come to know, plus a lot of extras that keep it in the modern realm of todays music. It's a perfect mix between Balls and Ballads. When we started this project over two years ago, we wanted to bring the listener back to the days of sitting in the living room and cranking up a record from start to finish. Making full records seems to be a lost art, we hope in some small way that this album helps people find that art again."[7]

Production and marketing[edit]

In 2016 Warrant guitarist Allen announced that the band intends to enter a recording studio in the fall (possibly in Nashville or Los Angeles) to begin its follow up to 2011’s Rockaholic. The band already had nine new songs fully demoed and another 20 ideas “floating around”.[8]

Louder Harder Faster was produced by Foreigner and former Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last in Line, Starship, Adler's Appetite) and was mixed by Pat Regan except for the song "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink", which was mixed by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (Flotsam and Jetsam, Prong, Last In Line).[9]

Tour[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Louder Harder Faster
  2. Devil Dancer
  3. Perfect
  4. Only Broken Heart
  5. U In My Life
  6. Music Man
  7. Faded
  8. New Rebellion
  9. Big Sandy
  10. Choose Your Fate
  11. Let It Go
  12. I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink (Merle Haggard cover)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WARRANT 'Louder Harder Faster' chart". Billboard.2017
  2. ^ "Warrant and PBR announce collaboration". PBR.2017
  3. ^ "New Song Premiere: WARRANT's 'Only Broken Heart'". Blabbermouth.2017
  4. ^ "Warrant Drop New Song "Devil Dancer"". Backstageaxxess.2017
  5. ^ "Warrant Release New Song "Perfect"". Hardrockhub.2017
  6. ^ "WARRANT Releases Music Video For 'Louder Harder Faster' Title track". Blabbermouth.2017
  7. ^ "Warrant Announce New Album 'Louder Harder Faster'". Antimusic.2017
  8. ^ "Warrant guitarist Joey Allen talks new music". March 11, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "WARRANT Completes Recording 'Louder, Harder, Faster' Album". Blabbermouth.2017

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