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Posted by simon On February - 9 - 2012

The mere mention of a limited edition marbled purple and red vinyl was enough to tickle our fancy even before we’d heard the music!

But a sneak preview of Primal Rock Rebellion’s much anticipated debut proves there’s substance as well as style underpinning the new project featuring Iron Maiden guitar hero Adrian Smith and ex-Sikth frontman Mikee Goodman.

We’ve been lucky enough to grab a copy of Awoken Broken and it rocks – just as you would expect it to such is the pedigree of the band’s big name core.

New single No Place Like Home is out now as a strictly limited 10 inch vinyl release and Goodman said: “Basically, No Place Like Home is a song about escapism. 

“As you can see from the video, the verses are about someone going into a city, and all they see is darkness, negativity and despair.

“It’s about feeling really claustrophobic and wanting to go somewhere else – somewhere magical, somewhere that probably doesn’t exist. I think a lot of people have that in their lives at certain stages. So it’s saying, ‘There’s no place like home – but it ain’t here!’”

Awoken Broken is an 11-track behemoth produced by Smith and Goodman and due out on February 27th via Spinefarm.

In addition to a digital download the album is released in two Limited Edition formats – a Deluxe Digi CD and a double marbled purple and red vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

A free download track of the album track, I See Lights, can be found on www.primalrockrebellion.com as well as a link to the video for No Place Like Home.

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3 Responses

  1. Chris R. Says:

    Positive vibe and a nice mini-review! Will you do a full review of Awoken Broken and, if so, when? Thanks.

    Posted on February 10th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  2. simon Says:

    Album reviews are normally on the eve of release Chris. So I think that’ll be Feb 26. We run a full reviews section every Sunday called New Music…I reckon this one could be the Album Of The Week.

    Posted on February 11th, 2012 at 10:51 am

  3. Chris R. Says:

    Thanks, Simon. After some intense web-crawling, I was able to find a site that had 30-second clips for each song and . . . WOW!!! Yep, anticipation is very high. What little I heard was so full of diverse, and delicious, guitar tones that I am almost out of my skin with excitement! The chorus on “Awoken Broken” had a sound I don’t think I’ve ever heard from Adrian. As well, the jangly verse of “Tortured Tone” was another pleasant surprise. I’ll be watching for your full review on the 24th. Cheers!

    Posted on February 13th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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