The world renowned, talented solid bass player and charismatic frontman Marco Mendoza announces his fourth solo album offering ‘New Direction’ for release September 16 and can be pre-ordered on CD and LP (black and turquoise vinyls, each limited to 500 units) now via Mighty Music here.
Being known for his work with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Journey, Ted Nugent and The Dead Daisies to name a few, the Los Angeles native has recorded a body of amazing music in his own right. Featuring the uplifting and life-affirming singles ‘Shoot For The Stars’ and ‘Take It To The Limit’, the collection of 10 lovingly crafted and honed songs promises to be a very special beast of its own.
Working with world-class producer Soren Andersen, owner of Medley Studios in Copenhagen and dubbed by some as ‘the new Mutt Lange’, the partnership that has already produced the career-defining 2017 album “Viva La Rock”. With what has affected all walks of life across the globe, demanding times can produce special opportunities, and writing and recording amidst a pandemic was a trigger for Mendoza’s creativity.
With Andersen himself handling guitars and keyboards as a background for Mendoza’s top-class bass lines and superb wide ranging vocals, Tommy Gentry (Gun) stepped in for guest guitar solos in selected tracks, while drumming duties were split between Mortem Hellborn (Electric Guitars) and Allan Tschicaja (Pretty Maids). A super-team surrounding Marco…but then again, the ever crowd pleasing talent is used to working with the best of the best, and wouldn’t have it any other way in what is clearly the tightest set of songs he has ever recorded in his own name.