Former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg recently announced that he’s relaunched a new version of his namesake band, Vandenberg, and now plans for a new studio album by the group have been unveiled. The 10-track collection, titled 2020, will be released on May 29.
The album features nine new original tunes penned by Adrian, plus an updated version of the band’s 1982 power ballad “Burning Heart,” which initially was released digitally in January.
Another track from 2020, the new song “Shadows of the Night,” has now been released as a digital single and via streaming services as well. You also can check out the tune on Vandenberg’s official YouTube channel.
Fronting the band is singer Ronnie Romero, who also recently sang with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.
“I needed an incredible singer in order to make the use of the Vandenberg name make sense and Ronnie more than fits the bill,” Adrian says, adding, “As soon as I knew Ronnie was on board, I wrote the songs to suit Ronnie’s amazing vocal capabilities.”
2020 also features contributions from two other former Whitesnake members — bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Brian Tichy. Sarzo also has played with Quiet Riot, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne and many others, while Tichy’s resume includes stints with Foreigner and Billy Idol. The album was produced by Bob Marlette, who’s worked on records by Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others.
Rounding out the new Vandenberg lineup are two musicians from Adrian’s Dutch homeland — drummer Koen Herfst and bassist Randy van der Elsen.
“I believe the vibe we have with this turbo charged line-up is wonderful,” Vandenberg declares. “This is a brand-new dynamic band with a name that has a legacy and I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s turned out.”
For more details, visit VandenbergBand.com.
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