NITRATE Announce New Album ‘Feel The Heat’ Set For Release October 13th
British melodic rock band Nitrate announces the upcoming release of their fourth studio album, FEEL THE HEAT, on Friday 13th of October, 2023.
“We can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album,” explains bassist/founder Nick Hogg. “There is a real buzz of excitement within the Nitrate camp like never before! We can’t wait for the album to finally hit the stores. This is ‘hand on heart’ the best album we have written and recorded, and Tom and James have devoted every waking moment over the past year to make the production the very best it can be.”
Nitrate’s new album, FEEL THE HEAT, is to be released on Frontier Records and boasts 11 anthemic hook filled tracks. Produced and mixed by Martin Bros Productions (Vega), it features a duet and backing vocals by female rock artist Issa, backing vocals by rock legend Paul Laine (Danger Danger/The Defiants), along with a song co/written by legendary song writer Bob Mitchell (co-writer of the Billboard #1 song Cheap Trick’s “The Flame”). There are also backing vocals by Leon Robert Winteringham (LRW Project), Alan Clark (Change of Heart), and a couple of co-writes by Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Tigertailz).
Formed in 2015 in Nottingham, England by bass player Nick Hogg, Nitrate is a Melodic/AOR rock band heavily inspired by the late ‘80s rock scene. Influenced by the likes of Def Leppard, Europe, Journey, and Bon Jovi, they have three critically acclaimed albums already to their name: REAL WORLD released in 2018, OPEN WIDE in 2019, and RENEGADE released in 2021.
A true belter of an album that sits firm among the elite of the genre!
Here’s the track listing for FEEL THE HEAT:
1. Feel the Heat
2. All the Right Moves
3. Wild in the City
4. Needs a Little Love
5. One Kiss (To Save My Heart) (featuring Issa)
6. Live Fast, Die Young
7. Haven't Got Time For Heartache
9. Strike Like a Hurricane
10. Big Time
Nick Hogg - Bass Guitar
Alexander Strandell - Lead Vocals
Tom Martin - Guitars
James Martin - Keyboards
Alex Cooper - Drums
Richard Jacques – Guitars
For REAL WORLD in 2018, Nick brought in Rob Wylde (Tigertailz, Midnite City) to get the project started and help with the song writing/recording process; Joss Mennen (Zinatra, Mennen) on vocals gave an authentic 80’s sound, Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse, Vega, Grim Reaper) mixed the album and played drums with the whole thing being mastered by Harry Hess of Harem Scarem fame.
The second album, OPEN WIDE in 2019, saw a couple of changes in personnel including a new singer in Philip Lindstrand (Find Me, East Temple Avenue), and Marcus Thurston (Vega) on guitars alongside Nick and Rob with Pete and Harry Hess again Mastering. The names may have changed but the same concept of classic melodic rock still applied with the album getting rave reviews and featuring on several “Best of the Year” accolades. This was again the case for the third album which featured a more AOR style, with more changes in personnel. The new line-up for RENEGADE was Nick Hogg on bass, Alexander Strandell on vocals, Tom Martin on rhythm guitars, James Martin on keyboards, Dario Nikzad on lead guitar, Mikey Wilson on drums plus Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge of Forever, Revolution Saints, Giant) on backing vocals and mastering. The album sold out of print and again was featured in 2021’s “Best of the Year” reviews. With Richard Jacques and Alex Cooper (Devilfire, Corvus) coming on board for FEEL THE HEAT, the band now has a settled line-up and with a more AOR style, catapulting the bands sales and followers to a new high.