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Posted: March 19, 2013 in Pilsonbrew
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WAR & PEACE: ‘The Flesh And Blood Sessions’ Due In April – Mar. 12, 2013
On April 23, Deadline Records (a division of Cleopatra Records) will release a special edition of “The Flesh And Blood Sessions” from WAR & PEACE. The collection includes an unreleased track and liner notes from Jeff Pilson.

WAR & PEACE is the all-star line-up of Jeff Pilson (DOKKENDIO,FOREIGNER) on lead vocals and guitar, Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH,DIOKILL DEVIL HILL) on drums, Michael Diamond (LEGS DIAMOND) on bass, and Randy Hansen on lead guitar.

“The Flesh And Blood Sessions” contains the original 1988 studio sessions recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios by Angelo Arcuri(BLACK SABBATHDIOHELLION) and mixed by Neil Kernon (DOKKEN,QUEENSRŸCHEKANSAS), as well as five tracks chiefly put together byJeff Pilson in the mid 1990s.

Remastered by Wyn Davis (DOKKENDIO), “The Flesh And Blood Sessions” reissue comes with all new artwork, liner notes by Jeff Pilson, and includes an exclusive bonus track, “Heaven Knows”, featuring guitarist Darren Housholder (LOVE/HATE), not found on the original 1999 release. Making a guest appearance on “What I Hid Behind” isRobin McAuley, with whom Jeff was working in MSG.

Jeff Pilson is a prolific musician, a multi-instrumentalist who has been in internationally-recognized bands almost his entire career. As evidenced by the musical fire power in WAR & PEACEPilson‘s collaborations lead to material that holds up in today’s heavy music environment.

“To this day, I’m frequently asked about this period of the band and thought that putting out this CD could answer many questions,” said Jeff.

“The Flesh & Blood Sessions” track listing:

01. Kill For The Love Of God
02. Snake Eyes
03. If I Put My Love In You
04. I Don’t Want To Be Lonely
05. Nailed To The Cross 
06. Idle Worship
07. Bringing It On
08. Raising Cain
09. What I Hide Behind
10. Heaven Knows

“Nailed To The Cross” can be streamed at this location.

Hey everyone – just a brief update on the plan for a contest. I used to love our old “street team” approach to my last two War & Peace releases where we would use message boards to get the word out with art & info for people to email, print & post all over their towns. It was cool! But today, we have a tool to help us… social media. And while I’m not always savvy to the best ways to leverage these tools, I thankfully have a friend in Michael Regan to help me with a cool fan-based contest.

So what is it? Let’s try this…

I’m looking for a “fan of the day” who will take the Amazon link and share it on their Facebook, G+, and Twitter pages. I’m looking for fans who really get into this, and I will do my best to randomly pick one fan each day and I will thank them on my fan page and tout what they are doing so everyone can see how much I appreciate each and every one of you who helps me share this music with more fans!

On the day before the release I will pick my top 3 fans that have really gone over the top and send them a War & Peace fan pack, including a signed copy of the brand new Flesh & Blood Sessions (with new bonus track) and some goodies I’ll toss in just for fun!

I really appreciate you guys getting into this, and I’m looking forward to seeing how creative you all can get with your promotions. War & Peace fans have always been an enthusiastic group, and I know this is gonna ROCK!!!

Peace,

Jeff

51B-K6dKn1L._SL500_AA300_Hey everyone!

Just a heads up – the W&P discs have come in from the plant and a box of CDs will come to us this week, so I was thinking… Lets set up a little contest to get the ball rolling early!

We’ll run everything on our Facebook Fan Page so check back there starting tomorrow for more details!

And by the way… just checked Amazon and its already listed there, including artwork, with an April 23 release date! in the spirit of our old “street teams” maybe you can throw that up on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed to help us spread the word… Thanx!!