Lost Cathedral imprint bows with
Crown of Thorns.
Steven Van Zandt – that’s “Little Steven” to pals; Silvio to Sopranos buffs; Miami Steve to aging E
Street Band fans -adds another imprint to his rock and roll adventures with the
launch of Lost Cathedral. The new label will focus on hard rock
releases and will debut with the latest offering from internationally acclaimed
rock band Crown of Thorns titled Faith in stores May 14. The disc
marks Crown of Thorns’ first domestic release in the United States ever in the band’s
Cool was formed as a Garage Rock label – traditional Rock and Roll – so when
people see Wicked Cool they know what kind of music to expect,” Van Zandt
said in a statement. “Hard Rock is Garage Rock’s first cousin having come
directly from the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, and the Who and
we’ve been getting a lot of harder stuff sent to us lately, a lot of it quite
good. With the opportunity to release the legendary Crown of Thorns new record
, we decided it’s time for a new label.”
Cathedral takes music fans out of the garage and into the arena where
musicianship and bigger production is king. Lost Cathedral will be run by
the same executive team responsible for sister label Wicked Cool Records led by
Chairman and Founder Van Zandt; Jean Beauvoir, CEO, Renegade Nation; John
Luongo, Label Manager; and Scott Hueston, VP Sales & Marketing.
Beauvoir does double duty not only as a label executive but as a
creative force as singer/songwriter/producer of Crown of Thorns’ new release Faith.
The disc brings back the trademark Crown of Thorns sound that established the
band as a rock powerhouse, still keeping intact all the elements of infectious
guitar riffs, soaring hooklines, and great melodies. Beauvoir collaborated with
Bob Clearmountain (Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and
the E-Street Band) in the recording sessions for Faith as well as Mark
Plati (David Bowie) for the mix — resulting in the best sounding Crown of
Thorns album yet.
Van Zandt’s growing rock world includes his role as host
of Little Steven’s Underground Garage, the most successful syndicated
rock radio show in the country, now in over 200 markets with over 1
million weekly listeners. An extension of the weekly show, the Underground
Garage Channel 25 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio plays the best of all 60 years of
Rock and Roll 24 hours a day featuring the best new Rock and Roll worldwide.
Steven is also the creator and executive producer of the Outlaw Country Channel
63 and The Wiseguy Show on SIRIUS.
addition to his radio ventures, Van Zandt heads Wicked Cool Records, dedicated
to exposing the best garage rock bands in the world. The label’s roster
includes The Chesterfield Kings; The Cocktail Slippers; The Len Price 3, The
Woggles, The Stabilisers, The Urges, The Chevelles, Jarvis Humby, The Breakers,
The Contrast, Outrageous Cherry, The Grip Weeds, Maggots, Hawaii Mud Bombers,
and Beat Tornados. The label also releases the critically acclaimed
compilation series Coolest Songs In The