MOLLY HATCHET Streaming Previously Unreleased Track

Iconic Southern Rockers MOLLY HATCHET will be releasing “Greatest Hits II” this coming Tuesday via SPV/Steamhammer.  This collection features studio recordings and live tracks from their SPV/Steamhammer releases starting with 1996’s “Devil’s Canyon” through their latest studio release 2010’s “Justice”

Also featured on this two disc collection is a previously unreleased song from the “Justice” record sessions.  This track entitled “Sacred Ground” can now be heard for the first time courtesy of Noisecreep.  It can be streamed at http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/06/10/molly-hatchet-sacred-ground-song/

In 1978, the band signed their first recording deal and sold almost a million copies of their self-titled debut release. MOLLY HATCHET went on tour with Aerosmith and Bob Seeger that same year, and their second album release Flirtin’ With Disaster (1979) followed twelve months later. Their third album Beatin’ The Odds (9181) was a commercial success, selling over two million copies and entering the Billboard charts at no. 25. The group’s unmistakable trade mark is the warrior who appears on their album sleeves and was designed by the American fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta. Their fourth offering, Take No Prisoners (1981), made it directly into the Billboard charts. Two years later, MOLLY HATCHET presented their exceptional No Guts … No Glory (including the anthem ‘Fall Of The Peacemakers’). Their 1984 The Deed Is Done was the first release to meet with mixed reactions. While some attested the album with HATCHET’S typical blues rock and boogie feel, others criticized its all-too-polished sound. However, MOLLY HATCHET managed to reunite their fan base again with their live cut Double Trouble Live (1985), recorded in Dallas and Jacksonville.

Their eighth album, Lightning Strikes Twice, saw the light of day four years later, followed by an almost seven year sabbatical, which came to an end with Devil’s Canyon in 1996. “After all those years, it was still a great feeling to pick up a guitar, connect it to an amp and start playing”, Ingram rejoiced at the successful comeback. “Devil’s Canyon put us back on the rock music map.” Two years and countless gigs later, MOLLY HATCHET presented their eleventh album Silent Reign of Heroes, followed by an 18-month world tour and the dynamic Kingdom Of XII. “Silent Reign of Heroes was not really a sinister album, but it did deal with the dark side of the band. Kingdom Of XII was pure fun. It’s an album for beer drinkers, for people who enjoy hoisting the rebel flag again,” says Ingram about the two studio recordings. A few weeks after the release, MOLLY HATCHET were back on stage in Germany to complete the recordings for their live release, Locked And Loaded in 2003. Their 2005 album, Warriors Of The Rainbow Bridge, was released in memory of Bobby Ingram’s late wife Stephanie, and in 2010, five years later, Justice showcases MOLLY HATCHET as a band which fills the spirit of the Southern community with life. Now Greatest Hits II marks the 35th anniversary of this legendary rock band – the south has risen again!

SPV – Molly Hatchet back-catalogue:

1996    Devil`s Canyon

1998    Silent Reign Of Heroes

2000    Kingdom Of XII

2003    Locked And Loaded (double live CD)

2003    25th Anniversary – Best of Re-Recorded

2005    Warriors Of The Rainbow Bridge

2005    Live In Hamburg (DVD+CD)

2010    Justice

2011    Greatest Hits II

Current Line-Up:

Phil McCormack – vocals

Bobby Ingram – guitars

Dave Hlubek – guitars

Tim Lindsey – bass

John Galvin – keyboards

Shawn Beamer – drums

For More Info Visit:

http://www.mollyhatchet.com

http://www.spv.de

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