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T&N, the new featuring George Lynch, and “Wild” Mick Brown – aka “The Big Three” from Dokken, will be released their debut album “Slave To The Empire” on October 31st via Rat Pak Records.

“Slave To The Empire” was was produced by the and recorded in at Pilson’s Pilsongs Studios. The ’s12 tracks consist of seven new original songs with Pilson on vocals, and re-recorded classic songs that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim “Ripper” Owens, Doug Pinnick ( X), Sebastian Bach, and Robert Mason (Warrant).

The came together when Lynch asked Pilson to collaborate on new material. “George asked me about working with on the next record — and I jumped at the chance” states Pilson. “He and I started writing, got into a groove and wrote an ’s worth of stuff, all with the intention of Oni [Logan, singer] writing lyrics and it being their next record. laid some incredible drums at his studio (and co-wrote some music on track) and we had an incredibly start. Then just wasn’t feeling the music as being Lynch Mob, so it was shelved. We figured it’d be the start of another Lynch/Pilson record some day. Then, actually, it was who had the idea that Mick, George and I should do a band, similar to what Heaven & was to Black Sabbath, and call it Tooth & Nail (now due to a legal dispute with Tooth & Nail Records). Because of everything else we have going, it’ll be just a recording project at first, but sure sounds fun. We’d record the classics keeping true to the originals but make them fresh and organic. Then the idea of doing new songs came up, and it grew from there.”

Mick, Jeff, and I have been playing together for many years” states Lynch. “When we go way back in time, we always had the most fun when we were just sitting in a room together or on stage with the three of us playing.”

“Don’t think of this as without Don -that’s misleading” adds Pilson. “Think of it as a with great chemistry coming with new music that excites them, and also paying to music which the members all are heavily invested in emotionally. Don is, and will always be, the singer of and an invaluable part of the chemistry. No ever wants to take that away or dispute it iota. However, the three of us do have time tested amazing chemistry, and because we were writers on these songs, I feel we have a lot to express. If anything, I think this will be a show of respect for Don, not some kind of competition. I only hope people enjoy it in the for which it’s intended.”

The new material on Slave To The is passionate music with a message.  On the opening title track, Pilson challenges the listener to rise against the system and think for themselves. “What did it take to forge your every thought into an empty state of mind / Always looking for what isn’t lost and to follow blind / Can’t you see what’s going on / You’re a slave to the empire.”

“This record is not meant to be preachy or overly political” states Pilson. “We just want to encourage people that no matter where you come from, don’t be asleep at the wheel.”

“Slave To The Empire” track listing:

  1. Slave to the
  2. Unknown
  3. Tooth and Nail (featuring Doug Pinnick of X)
  4. It’s Not Love (featuring of Warrant)
  5. Rhythm of the
  6. When Die
  7. Into The
  8. Alone Again (featuring Sebastian Bach)
  9. Mind Control
  10. of Death (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens)
  11. Jesus Train
  12. Access Denied
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