British/American rock legends UFO will release a new album, "A Conspiracy Of Stars", on February 23 in Europe and March 3 in the U.S. via Steamhammer/SPV. The band consisting of Phil Mogg (vocals),Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar),Vinnie Moore (guitar),Andy Parker (drums) and Rob De Luca (bass) recorded almost a dozen new songs, produced and mixed in the Kentish town of Deal by Chris Tsangarides, renowned for his work with acts such as JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY and GARY MOORE.
"A Conspiracy Of Stars" will be available as a digipak (including poster and bonus track),jewel case, vinyl double LP and for download.
A teaser for "A Conspiracy Of Stars" is available below.
Says the band about the new CD: "'A Conspiracy Of Stars' is another successful combination of those typical UFO elements with fresh, contemporary ideas. We're confident that not only our longstanding supporters will get their money's worth, but that younger rock fans will also enjoy the album. We look forward to seeing you on tour!"
"A Conspiracy Of Stars" presents UFO's current lineup for the first time: along with the original members Phil Mogg (vocals),Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums),lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, American bassist Rob De Luca joining the fold in 2012. De Luca is not only a brilliant instrumentalist but has also contributed two of the album tracks as a songwriter. The majority of the new material was composed by Vinnie Moore, the album also features a song by Paul Raymond and a collaboration between Raymond and De Luca. The lyrics were penned by frontman Phil Mogg.
"A Conspiracy Of Stars" breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start.
01. The Killing Kind 02. Run Boy Run 03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun 04. Sugar Cane 05. Devils In The Detail 06. Precious Cargo 07. The Real Deal 08. One And Only 09. Messiah Of Love 10. Rolling Rolling 11. King Of The Hill (bonus track)
01. The Killing Kind 02. Run Boy Run 03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun 04. Sugar Cane 05. Devils In The Detail 06. Precious Cargo 07. The Real Deal 08. One And Only 09. Messiah Of Love 10. Rolling Rolling
01. The Killing Kind 02. Run Boy Run 03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
01. Sugar Cane 02. Devils In The Detail 03. Precious Cargo
01. The Real Deal 02. One And Only 03. Messiah Of Love
01. Rolling Rolling 02. King Of The Hill (bonus track)
UFO will hit the road in February and March 2015, playing Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland, and more, followed by a tour of Britain and Ireland in April and May.
UFO's last album, "Seven Deadly", was released in February 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was recorded with producer Tommy Newton at his Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany.