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“Get ready to rock” is often said, but this time it’s fitting as the legendary hard rock powerhouse, Riley’s L.A. Guns, releases their highly anticipated album, “The Dark Horse”, courtesy of Golden Robot Records. After dominating the music scene with their debut album, Renegades, these rock icons are poised to take you on a wild ride with their sophomore masterpiece.

“The Dark Horse” is far from your average album – it’s a sonic revolution. Recorded in the heart of Los Angeles at Stagg Street Studios, this album, led by the incomparable Steve Riley, boldly explores dark and moody melodies that delve deep into the haunting issues of our time.

This isn’t just another album; it’s a testament to Riley’s L.A. Guns’ unrivaled identity and their fearless pursuit of innovation. With each track, “The Dark Horse” invites you on a journey, urging you to embrace the raw intensity of their music. In a world where conformity reigns, this record is a declaration that, for Riley’s L.A. Guns, louder is always better. So, buckle up for a wild ride because The Dark Horse is about to hit you like a sonic storm!

Riley’s L.A. Guns has etched a compelling narrative in the annals of rock history. Their meteoric rise began when they signed with Polygram Records in 1987, leading to the creation of their debut album, “L.A. Guns”, which soared to platinum status, selling over a million copies. This marked the outset of their musical journey, establishing them as a formidable force in the music industry and fan favorite.

Following their spectacular debut, the band toured with rock legends like AC/DC, Ironn Maiden, and Def Leppard, solidifying their rock dominance. Their second album, Cocked and Loaded (1989), continued the success with chart-toppers like “Rip and Tear”, “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne”, going platinum and paving the way for a global tour. In 1990, they released “Hollywood Vampires”, another platinum album with the “hit Kiss My Love Goodbye”. Throughout the years, the band’s musical odyssey has evolved, punctuated by memorable albums and electrifying performances that continually capture critical acclaim and foster a devoted fan base. Their journey is a testament to their enduring passion, resilience, and their unwavering commitment to the artistry of rock ‘n’ roll. In the year 2020, Riley’s L.A. Guns underwent a monumental rebirth, reaffirming their unwavering commitment to the pulse of rock ‘n’ roll. The band proudly embraced its roots with the return of original member Kelly Nickels on bass, fortified by the rhythmic force of the late Steve Riley on drums, the guitar mastery of Scott Griffin, and guided by the commanding lead vocalist, Kurt Frohlich.

This rebirth marked a significant moment in the band’s trajectory, coinciding with a robust multi-album partnership with Golden Robot Records. As they stand on the cusp of yet another triumphant chapter in their storied career, “The Dark Horse” emerges as the inaugural step on this exhilarating journey. Fans can anticipate nothing short of the high-octane rock ‘n’ roll prowess that Riley’s L.A. Guns has long been celebrated for.

​​With the sad loss of Steve Riley, this album is a testament to his passion and love for rock and roll and his rich music legacy left behind.

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