ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has parted ways with bassist Tracey Lamb. The band announced her departure after saying that she would be "unable to perform" with the group at Denmark's Metal Magic festival this weekend due to "unforeseen personal circumstances."
"It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to ROCK GODDESS and will be leaving with immediate effect," the band wrote in a statement. "We wish her all the very best for the future.
"The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course.
"Thank you so much for the continued support and we can't wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon."
ROCK GODDESS entered a London studio in May with producer Wes Maebe (UB40, Robert Plant, NEW MODEL ARMY, PRAYING MANTIS) to begin recording its comeback album, "This Time". The disc will be released on October 5 via the band's own label, Bite You To Death Records, in conjunction with partners worldwide and digitally via Cargo Records.
"This Time" can be exclusively pre-ordered now on Pledge Music.
ROCK GODDESS's last release was a three-song EP, "It's More Than Rock And Roll", which arrived in May 2017.
The official video for the "It's More Than Rock And Roll" title track can be seen below.
ROCK GODDESS was formed in 1977 in Wandsworth South London by Jody Turner (guitar and vocals) and Julie Turner (drums) when they were thirteen and nine years old, respectively. They recruited school friend Tracey Lamb on bass guitar.
ROCK GODDESS first rose to the nation's awareness when they were first featured in Kerrang! No. 5 in 1981 in the "Armed And Ready" section as one of the bands to watch out for. After recording a four-track demo tape and an appearance at the Reading Festival in 1982, sharing a bill with IRON MAIDEN, plus regular shows at the Marquee club, the band landed a contract with the A&M label. They recorded their eponymous debut album with producer Vic Maile in 1983 and hit the lower end of the charts. A follow-up album, "Hell Hath No Fury", arrived a year later, by which time Lamb had left the band to form SHE and later to join GIRLSCHOOL.
After their contract with A&M expired in 1987, ROCK GODDESS' already recorded (in 1985) third album, titled "Young And Free", was released only in France. The effort saw the band taking on a more commercial sound.
ROCK GODDESS' career was cut short by financial and contractual problems, which forced them to disband shortly thereafter.
ROCK GODDESS did briefly reform in 2009 and was due to play Hard Rock Hell festival in Prestatyn, and was also booked to perform at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany the following summer, but split before they had a chance to appear at either event.
In March 2013, it was announced that the original ROCK GODDESS lineup had reunited and would start recording a new album.
PRESS STATEMENT: Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this...
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