Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Announce New Album Debut First Single - Knotfest

Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Announce New Album Debut First Single

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on October 22, 2021

Listen to the first single, “The River Is Rising” from the album 4 – the inaugural release on Gibson Records.

Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have announced their new album, 4, due out February 11, 2022, via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. The album will mark the debut release for the new Gibson Records. This marks Slash’s fifth solo album and fourth overall with his band featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass, vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar, vocals).

The band has also debuted the first single, “The River Is Rising”, off of the album.

Slash comments: “There’s two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before. ‘The River is Rising’ was one of the last songs I wrote before we started pre-production, and because it was so fresh and has a certain groove and energy to it, it was the first thing we really attacked. It’s the newest song on the record, and as for the double-time part, that was something that I came up with and tagged onto the end of the arrangement. Then when we were over at RCA, Dave Cobb suggested we do it right after the breakdown. So, we went straight into the fast part, and I just started doing the guitar solo over it. It was one of those things where we were jamming around, trying to fish out the arrangement, and it just happened.”

While Myles Kennedy adds, “The lyric ultimately explores how humans can be brainwashed or indoctrinated by some sort of dangerous idea. Once we shot the demo back and forth a few times, I personally felt confident that we had the album opener. To me, it’s an important track.”

4 will feature classic hallmarks of memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs. 

The band has launched pre-orders in the following formats for “4”, including a deluxe vinyl box set featuring a vinyl gatefold jacket in four colors (black, red, blue, and purple), randomly distributed inside a mirrored O-card.

Each vinyl is 140-gram black vinyl and comes with a guitar pick, an Axe Heaven custom limited edition “4” Slash Les Paul mini-guitar, CD softpack in one of the four colors above (also random), the O-card and a guitar pick, a cassette tape featuring an exclusive four-song live rehearsal titled “Live Rehearsal Tape 5/28/21”, a 36-page photobook including a Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators interview and handwritten lyrics, an embroidered sew-on patch, a signed lithograph (limited to the first 500 copies) and a pick tin with four custom Slash guitar picks. A deluxe CD box set, a full album cassette tape, and standard vinyl and CD packages are also available.

To celebrate the release, and the creation of the new label, Gibson has also introduced a limited-edition Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar package, which includes the guitar, a hard case and the vinyl.That run will be limited to just 250 instruments, available direct from and some dealers.

Finally, the band have also announced a sizeable US tour kicking off on February 8, 2022 in Portland, OR and running through to March 26, 2022. 

You can pre-save/pre-order Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators 4 in the format of your choice.