The Missing Peace, (which is a great play on words) will be released on October 6, 2017, via Frontiers Music srl, the hard-working Italian label which supports rock music so well.
The last time Lewis and Guns worked together was for 2002’s Waking The Dead, although the pair has been touring extensively together during recent times.
Tracii Guns told the Express and Star: “With Phil and me in particular, we have a certain chemistry that’s undeniable. And, you know, when you’re at your loneliest, you wanna go home, right? So, we both felt like it was time to go home and be comfortable with that undeniable relationship that we have musically. I mean, right away, the first time we got back together and played, you know, it’s so obvious, you can’t deny it. At some point in your life, you can’t deny what’s real.”
As for the sound of the new L.A. Guns material, Tracii said: “Phil‘s vocal style and his way of writing kind of offsets that balance of the heavy music, that’s something that’s possibly more mainstream or identifiable, so there’s a lot of, you know, kind of typical sleazy L.A. Guns, high-energy riff rock. There’s a little bit of sloppy New Orleans, kind of sweaty, kind of bluesier stuff too. It’s a big record.”
Guns and Lewis are joined in completing the line-up by Shane Fitzgibbon on drums and Johnny Martin on bass with Michael Grant on guitar as a touring member.
As both Lewis and Guns led their own versions of the band it is unclear where the Lewis-led version stands since he announced his departure in December 2016. Drummer Steve Riley is yet to comment.
The artwork for the album has been done by Las Vegas portrait painter Kahla.