Dregen releases self-titled solo album this Monday

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Swedish guitarist Dregen, most famous for his work with The Hellacopters and Backyard Babies, will release his debut solo, self-titled album this Monday, October 7th, via Spinefarm Records.

“I was staring at my records for over a year, thinking, ‘How the f**k can I get the vibe from KISS, Slayer, the Beastie Boys and Miles Davis into one single record?’ But I did it, and it sounds very much like me. It’s a high energy rock ‘n’ roll album with the greatest songs I have written and recorded”, says the man himself.

Dregen does all the guitar and vocal work, with Danko Jones and Tityo adding some occasional vocals. The bass will be on Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Joan Jett, Michael Monroe) and John Calabrese (Danko Jones) hands, while drums are taken care of by Karl Rockfist (Michael Monroe / Danzig) and Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric, ex-Entombed, ex-The Hellacopters). The latter also writes and plays bass and rhythm guitar on three tracks, and this is the reunion that has more significance to rock fans: “Something magic always happens when we play and write together. I don’t know what it is, but there is definitely something special there. Nicke is one of my all-time favourite drummers, and we haven’t really worked this closely since the early Hellacopters days…”

“Dregen” track listing is as follows…

  1. Division Of Me
  2. Just Like That
  3. Flat Tyre On A Muddy Road
  4. Gig Pig
  5. Pink Hearse
  6. Bad Situation
  7. One Man Army
  8. 6-10
  9. Refuse
  10. Mojo’s Gone

… and you can listen/see the video for the single “Just Like That” here:

Pre-order the album at Amazon or iTunes.


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