max norman       producer

max norman       producer

max norman       producer

We now have a release date for the new Red Dragon Cartel album Patina - cover art shown below.

Available on November 9th 2018 via Frontiers Music Srl.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Speedbag
02. Havana
03. Crooked Man
04. The Luxury Of Breathing
05. Bitter
06. Chasing Ghosts
07. A Painted Heart
08. Punchclown (bonus track)
09. My Beautiful Mess
10. Ink & Water

Drums: Phil Varone

Bass: Anthony Esposito

Guitar: Jake E. Lee

Vocals: Darren James Smith.

 

RED DRAGON CARTEL‘s new album was recorded at Esposito‘s Obscenic Arts studio in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and was mixed by legendary producer Max Norman, who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, MEGADETH, SAVATAGE and LOUDNESS, among others.

Jake told That Just Happened last August that RED DRAGON CARTEL‘s upcoming album would contain “a wide variety of sounds and songs,” including some surprises. 

“I’ve said this in interviews before and I really look like an asshole. [Laughs] But my end goal isn’t to please people,” he said. “And I suppose that is what an entertainer is supposed to do — give people what they want. That’s not why I do it, that’s not why I’ve ever done it. I do it for me. And it sounds selfish, but I think that’s… You have to be true to yourself. 

“I make music that I wanna hear,” he continued. “I just hope other people like it also. If they don’t… [sighs] Oh, well. [Laughs] If they don’t, they don’t; they don’t have to buy it. But I do think that they should give it a listen. ‘Cause it’s interesting. We’re trying to stir things up a little bit. We’re not playing it safe and just doing exactly what people expect.”