Exclusive: Stream the new Black Stone Cherry Album

Black Stone Cherry's new album was described in this month's Classic Rock as a "ballsy, loud rock album with enough odd detail to keep everyone interested, balancing authenticity ands ambition".

It’s out next week, but we’ve put our gnarled old hands on an exclusive stream of the entire album, which you can hear below.

Readers of the print edition of Classic Rock will have noticed Black Stone Cherry straddling the front cover, while inside, they talk about the album. “This is the first record we’ve made where we weren’t guided or pushed a certain way by our label” says drummer John Fred Young. “We were left alone, and it was marvellous.”

Guitarist Ben Wells adds, “We went in feeling a real sense of freedom and confidence about what we wanted to be as a band and what we wanted this album to sound like. We wanted it to be something that would really go over with our fans live. That’s where we really sell ourselves. We wanted to showcase the heavy riffs and the melodies.“[](https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/32484504?secret_token=s-9Gd3z)

Black Mountain is available to pre-order from iTunes and Amazon now.

Want more? The new edition of Classic Rock also features a FREE CD of hits, exclusive acoustic songs and brilliant live tracks (from Download 2013) from the band. It’s available from newsagents who like it loud, and online, now.

Black Stone Cherry tour this side of the Atlantic in October.

Oct 23 The Academy, Dublin

Oct 24 Mandela Hall, Belfast

Oct 26 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Oct 27 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

Oct 28 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Oct 30 LG Arena, Birmingham

Oct 31 Phones 4u Arena, Manchester,

Nov 01 Wembley Arena, London[](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZoKmdbERzA)

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.