Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the European release of, SHARK ISLAND?s, highly anticipated album ?Gathering of the Faithful? on July 7th 2006.
Born out of the ashes of, THE SHARKS, SHARK ISLAND was among the biggest and most prolific live acts in Los Angeles. This was in an era when there were literally hundreds of bands playing the Sunset Strip scene. They were trendsetters and imitated by many in the LA club rock scene at the time.
The band?s major debut ?Law of the Order? was released in 1989 on Epic Records. It became a cult hit. SHARK ISLAND continued to tour hard, but destiny would dictate that they would not become the megastars many of their followers expected.
The guys eventually went their own ways, reuniting in 2005 under the initiative of executive producer Robert Marshall of Manifest Music who was able to contact guitarist Spencer Sercombe with a proposal; to re-write and give official release to some brilliant tracks that were unfortunately never fully developed.
To facilitate the recording of the new album, Spencer Sercombe flew out from Germany; Christian Heilmann came in from England and a phenomenal new drummer from So Cal, by the name of Glen Sobel (Beautiful Creatures, Ken Tamplin) joined the lineup. ?The creative environment for ?Gathering of the Faithful?, was simply mammoth?, states singer Richard Black.
After 9 months of work, the brand new studio album ?Gathering of the Faithful? is now complete. Richard Black says: ?I think stylistically, it is closer to the original concept of SHARK ISLAND. What we have here is some new, some old, blended with wisdom and aged like fine 12 year old scotch. You can?t rush that?.
?Gathering of the Faithful? shall include the following tracks:
Blue Skies, Tomorrow?s Child; The Stranger; Go West; Welcome Goodbye; Life Goes On; Down To The Ground; Looking For The Sun; Heaven; I Had A Dream; Will To Power; Need Your Love; Temptation.
Long time fans of the band have something great to look forward to. And for those of you, to whom the band is new, welcome to SHARK ISLAND, enjoy!