Italian classic 80’s hair metal-inspired band SANDNESS will be releasing their fourth studio album entitled “Play Your Part” this coming May 2022 via Rockshots Records. The album follows their two previous released records on Rockshots Records, 2020 EP “Enter Please (2020) and 2019 LP “Untamed”.
The new album is produced, mixed and mastered by Michele Guaitoli and features twelve original tracks including a bonus cover version of KISS’ “Turn On The Night”. The lyrics written for the full length give an insight into how the band kept themselves busy and entertained during the first lockdown in the spring of 2020.
The band comments:
““Play Your Part” is a different kind of animal from our previous releases, due to the lockdown, we had more time to think and work on the songs. We also worked a lot more with our producer Michele, who helped us bring our music to the next level. The new album is more mature and inspired by different styles: hard rock, classic rock, heavy metal, 70’s rock n’ roll, but also pop music from different decades. Overall, we want people to feel good when they listen to our songs. We feel our music brings you to a dimension where everything is solvable with some dance moves or some headbanging. Give you the bright side of things to escape the difficult times.”
Today, SANDNESS shares the second single off the full length. Entitled “No Filter”, it is another 70’s-inspired song, but with a message about today’s present.
“This track was written to remind us all of how fake we all are when it comes to social media. Have you ever taken more than 30 selfies just to delete them all because none of them is good enough, not even after all the editing? This song is for you!” adds the band.
“Play Your Part” due out May 20, 2022.
CD pre-order – https://bit.ly/PYP_CD
Vinyl pre-order – https://bit.ly/PYP_VINYL
Digital pre-save – https://bfan.link/play-your-part
Music Video – High Tide – https://youtu.be/xzT1TSfAnPU
Since their first independent release in 2010, Sandness has toured Europe multiple times, playing small venues and festivals in Latvia, France, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands and Croatia. Over the years, the band shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Adam Bomb, L.A. Guns, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Reckless Love, Nazareth and Lita Ford.
1. High Tide (3:36)
2. No Filter (3:15)
3. Someone So Bad (3:46)
4. Today Tonight (3:46)
5. Supernova (2:51)
6. All I’ve Learnt (5:23)
7. Be The One (3:28)
8. Give It All (4:20)
9. Lights On (4:04)
10. The One Who Tricked The Devil (4:16)
11. Bad Company (3:56)
12. Go With The Flow (3:15)
13. Turn On The Night (Kiss Cover – Bonus Track) (3:47)
Album Length: 49:50
Band Line Up:
Mark Denkley – Bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Metyou ToMeatyou – Drums and backing vocals
Robby Luckets – Guitars, lead and backing vocals
For more info:
2022 – Play Your Part (Rockshots Records)
2020 – Enter Please – EP – (Rockshots Records)
2019 – Untamed (Rockshots Records)
2016 – Higher & Higher (Sleaszy Rider Records)
2013 – Like An Addiction (Sleaszy Rider Records)
2011 – Life Without Control – EP – (Self-Release)
2010 – Return To Decadence – EP – (Self-Release)
Sandness is endorsed by Steve Clayton USA, Liuteria 69, Dogal Strings, Handyman Custom Guitars, Evo Straps