One of the best ways to revert to better days - at least temporarily - is to tap into your formative years, and there's no better way to do that than through music.
With everything going on in the world today it's always nice being able to take a bit of a reality escape to happier times, and metal legends King Kobra are now making that easier than ever. Formed in the mid-80s when bands like Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, and RATT dominated the hard rocking music world, King Kobra was formed by drummer Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne), vocalist Mark Free (Unruly Child), bassist Johnny Rod (WASP), and guitarists John Michael Phillips & Mick Sweda (Bulletboys), and quickly established their place in the heavy metal realm. Producing tunes like ‘Hunger,’ ‘Tough Guys,’ ‘Piece Of The Rock,’ and so many others, King Kobra helped build the cache of the best of the best of well-loved, 80's hard rock and metal music - songs that are still adored today.
And at a time when we need that energy and feel-good vibe more than ever, King Kobra is about to release reissues of their debut and sophomore albums, Ready To Strike and Thrill Of A Lifetime via Rock Candy Records. With both due for unleashing on Feb. 10, each re-issue has been fully remasters and will be packaged with enhanced 16-page booklets including rare photos and new interviews, as well as a 4,000 word essay penned by legendary music journalist Malcolm Dome.