Today is a beautiful day to be an Extreme fan: they've released two new videos

Extreme group shot
(Image credit: Jessie Lirola)

Funk metal pioneers Extreme have released videos for two new singles. Banshee and #Rebel both come from the band's upcoming album Six, their first since Saudades de Rock was released in 2008. The album is scheduled for release via earMusic on June 9. 

"We couldn't pick just one, so we decided to give you both!" explain the band, before singer Gary Cherone goes on to reveal that #Banshee is dedicated to so-called keyboard warriors, "those trolls who can’t back up their words."

The first single from Six, a cautionary tale about the rise and fall of fame entitled Rise, was released last month.

“Whatever you think an Extreme album is after two or even three songs, it’s not,” says guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. “That goes for every record we’ve ever done. True Extreme fans know to ‘expect the unexpected.’ I feel like we need a good old-school rock album. Six is definitely modern, but you can put on headphones and go on a journey from top-to-bottom. It’s like ‘Extreme 2.0’.”

Extreme have also announced some tour dates, with ten dates in Australia and Japan (the former with Living Colour) following a trio of festival appearances in The US and Brazil. Full details below. 

Extreme: Thicker Than Blood tour 2023

Apr 29: Monsters of Rock Cruise, FL
May 06: Columbia M3 Rock Festival, MD
Jun 02: Sao Paulo Best of Blues and Rock Festival, Brazil
Sep 06: Perth Astor Theatre, Australia #
Sep 08: Adelaide Hindley Street Music Hall, Australia #
Sep 10: Melbourne Forum Theatre, Australia #
Sep 12: Sydney Enmore Theatre, Australia #
Sep 13: Brisbane Fortitude Music Hall, Australia #
Sep 17: Sendai Gigs, Japan
Sep 19: Yokohama KT Zepp, Japan
Sep 21: Tokyo Hitomi Memorial Hall, Japan  
Sep 25: Nagoya Shimin Kaikan Hall, Japan  
Sep 26: Osaka Zepp Namba, Japan  

# with Living Colour

Extreme: Six tracklist

1. Rise
2. #Rebel
3. Banshee
4. Other Side Of The Rainbow
5. Small Town Beautiful
6. The Mask
7. Thicker Than Blood
8. Save Me
9. Hurricane
10. X Out
11. Beautiful Girls
12. Here’s To The Losers

Extreme - Six cover art

(Image credit: earMusic)
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.