Stand Your Ground, the long-awaited new studio album of the legendary US Power Metal act Jack Starr’s Burning Starr, will be released on August 25, 2017, on High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost 80 minutes long, has been produced by Bart Gabriel (with whom the band already worked on the previous album, Land Of The Dead), recorded and mixed by Kevin Burnes (Dokken, Raven), and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony Studio. The release will be available as CD, double LP, and digital download. Like in the case of previous two Burning Starr albums, its cover artwork was painted by Ken Kelly – legendary artist known from his iconic works for bands such as Rainbow, KISS, and Manowar.
Jack Starr’s Burning Starr was formed in 1985, by the guitarist and founding member of Virgin Steele, Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: Rock The American Way (1985) No Turning Back! (1986), Blaze Of Glory (1987) and self-titled one (so called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line-up featuring: Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, Joe Lynn Turner Band, Devil Childe and Phantom Lord), Kenny “Rhino” Earl (drums, Manowar, and currently a member of the Ross The Boss Band) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well-received comeback album titled Defiance in 2009. Two years later the band released their next studio album, entitled Land Of The Dead, for which they received wide critical acclaim by fans and critics alike, but now 2017 finds Burning Starr ready to unleash what they feel is their strongest album yet in a 30 plus year career.
Jack Starr’s Burning Starr line-up:
Jack Starr – lead and rhythm guitars
Todd Michael Hall – vocals
Ned Meloni – bass guitar
Rhino – drums
Marta Gabriel – rhythm guitar (live)