Best known for his partnerships in The Cage with Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and Voodoo Hill with Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, California Breed), Italian guitarist Dario Mollo began his career in 1981 with the band Crossbones. With them, he released his first studio album in 1989, which was produced by Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Magnum and UFO, among others) before getting involved in the production side of things himself.
Mollo has also worked behind the scenes, mixing and mastering for UK heavy metal veterans Satan, on their albums Life Sentence and Atom By Atom.
For this new Crossbones album, Rock The Cradle, the Italian axeman brought back original drummer, Ezio Secomandi with the line-up completed by his regular collaborator Dario Patti on bass and keyboards. The choice for the singer was Carl Sentance (Nazareth, Don Airey Band, Persian Risk, Krokus), who came at the suggestion of Don Airey of Deep Purple, during a recent visit to Dario‘s home.
“I think this record has a strong identity and character”, tells Dario, “It is a mature production and the songs cover a range of many styles of hard rock and classic heavy metal, but every song has a catchy chorus. I also think this album shows how much I liked working with Carl. He is easily one of the best singers I have ever worked with. I am certain our cooperation will not end with this cd!”
Rock The Cradle is out December 2 on Frontiers Music Srl
ROCK THE CRADLE TRACK LISTING
- “Take Me High”
- “Rock The Cradle”
- “Gates Of Time”
- “I Got This Feeling”
- “In My Blood”
- “Running From The Shadow”
Dario Mollo guitars
Carl Sentance vocals
Dario Patti keyboards, bass guitar
Ezio Secomandi – drums