World-Renowned Guitarist JOHN 5 Reveals
“Season Of The Witch” Full Track Listing
Of The Witch
, out March 3, 2017
Pre-Orders Begin Early February via
US Tour Kicks off March 3 in Fife,
Awarded 4th Best Guitarist
and 3rd Best Rock Video in 6th Annual Loudwire Music
World-renowned guitarist JOHN 5 recently announced the release of
his upcoming eighth full-length solo album, entitled Season Of The Witch.
The fully-instrumental album, which features his band The Creatures (bassist
Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), is set to hit stores on March 3, 2017. The
album features experimentation with various genres – including western swing,
Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5‘s
diverse virtuosic abilities. Pre-orders will become available via iTunes in
early February.
JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch,
choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several
tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released
include the fast-paced “Black Grass
, downtempo, introspective “Behind The
Nut Love”
, hard rocking “Now Fear
, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To
The Crazy Ones”
(featuring a bit of “monkeying around”),
heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making
, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”.
The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.
“Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought
these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to
have worked – now everybody knows the songs on the record,”
states JOHN 5. “I put so
much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and
the playing – out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”
Season Of The Witch track listing:
1) Book of Spells
2) Black Grass Plague
3) Guitars, Tits and Monsters
4) Now Fear This
5) Behind the Nut Love
6) Making Monsters
7) Dr. Evil’s Spook Show
8) Here’s To The Crazy Ones
9) The Macabre
10) Triple D
11) Hell Haw
12) Ode to Jasper
13) Season Of The Witch
A recently released Season Of The Witch album teaser trailer, directed
by Josh Hasty, is
available for viewing here.
Kicking off the same day as the album release, JOHN 5 and The
will embark on an 18-date US tour, beginning in Fife, WA. See
below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
3/3 – Fife, WA @ Louie G’s
3/4 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage
3/5 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
3/10 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
3/11 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/16 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Cafe
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
3/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
3/24 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live
3/25 – Houston, TX @ Scout’s Bar
3/26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/13 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
4/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
4/15 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for
some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and
Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod
, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5,
“one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob
has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has
released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written
music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martin
and others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch, follows
his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on
the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.
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