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Video: Rival Sons — Open My Eyes

Rival Sons, who've either won or been nominated for a Classic Rock award in each of the last three years, are back with a bang.

Open My Eyes features a thudding drum track that immediately brings John Bonham to mind (it’s halfway between When the Levee Breaks and Kashmir), but the gnarly guitar gives everything a crunchy modern edge. The track can be downloaded immediately by anyone who pre-orders the forthcoming album on iTunes. Another new track, Good Things, will become available on May 17, while Great Western Valkyrie itself lands on June 9.

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The iTunes version of the album features five bonus tracks will only ever be available to fans who pre-order the album. These tracks will be deleted after the album’s release. Yikes!

Rival Sons tour the UK in May. Tickets are on-sale now.

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 36 years in music industry, online for 23. 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.