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Rival Sons Posts New Album "Pressure & Time" Artwork

Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album, "Pressure & Time," which is due to be released on June 20th. The album art can be viewed below and was designed by artist Storm Thorgerson.


Thorgerson discusses the artwork: "I don't think you can be certain what's going on here. To me it's a picture about fear or concern. Here's someone about to descend and doesn't know what they'll face, or where this might lead. So, in his mind he's imagining the action. That's what you see - into his mind, as he focuses on what's about to happen. When he gets to the bottom of the stairs, where does he go? Turn left, right or straight ahead - anything's possible. And I hope this cover will have fans of the band intrigued for a long while. To me, the cover should be part of the album, and not just packaging."

For Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday, working with Thorgerson has fulfilled a childhood dream:

"When I was 12 or 13 I'd go through my parents' vinyl, and I got to know his name and what covers he'd done. For me, he's one of the top three in his profession of all time. And I said from when I was 15 years old that one day I wanted to work with him."

The band is also planning to release a limited edition vinyl version of the album, which will feature different artwork. Holiday continues: "We have enough ideas in the bag to make it really special. What we want is for people to look at the cover and regard it as part of the whole album experience. This is a lot more than packaging."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. All Over the Road
2. Young Love
3. Pressure and Time
4. Only One
5. Get Mine
6. Burn Down Los Angeles
7. Save Me
8. Gypsy Heart
9. White Noise
10. Face of Light

Rival Sons will be joining Judas Priest and Queenscryche for a U.K. tour in July, and has also confirmed a number of festival appearances, including a mainstage slot at High Voltage festival in London. The dates are as follows:

July 02 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
July 03 - Arras, France - Main Square Festival
July 15 - Newport, UK - Newport Centre
July 16 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
July 17 - Doncaster, UK - The Dome
July 19 - Glasgow, UK - SECC
July 20 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Arena
July 21 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
July 23 - London, UK - High Voltage Festival
July 24 - Bournemouth, UK - BIC

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1. Mashui writes:

Awesome artwork, great band but idk why they're on here. I guess caused they're signed to Earache records.

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