Jake E Lee's Red Dragon Cartel. "Patina". Coming November 9, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital. More details and the first track will be released in the coming weeks!
The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous 2014 debut, "Patina" will mark the group's first release with drummer Phil Varone (SAIGON KICK, SKID ROW) and bassist Anthony Esposito. The band's current lineup is rounded out by singer Darren James Smith.
RED DRAGON CARTEL's new album was recorded at Esposito's Obscenic Arts studio in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and was reportedly mixed by legendary producer Max Norman, who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, MEGADETH, SAVATAGE and LOUDNESS, among others.
Jake told That Just Happened last August that RED DRAGON CARTEL's upcoming album would contain "a wide variety of sounds and songs," including some surprises.
"I've said this in interviews before and I really look like an asshole. [Laughs] But my end goal isn't to please people," he said. "And I suppose that is what an entertainer is supposed to do — give people what they want. That's not why I do it, that's not why I've ever done it. I do it for me. And it sounds selfish, but I think that's… You have to be true to yourself.
"I make music that I wanna hear," he continued. "I just hope other people like it also. If they don't… [sighs] Oh, well. [Laughs] If they don't, they don't; they don't have to buy it. But I do think that they should give it a listen. 'Cause it's interesting. We're trying to stir things up a little bit. We're not playing it safe and just doing exactly what people expect."
3. Crooked Man
4. The Luxury Of Breathing
6. Chasing Ghosts
7. A Painted Heart
8. Punchclown (Bonus Track)
9. My Beautiful Mess
10. Ink & Water