We did an interview with Kobra Paige from Canadian rockers Kobra And The Lotus at the start of the year, shortly after they’d finished off a tour supporting Buckcherry - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews/1147-ni-rocks-interview-with-kobra-and-the-lotus.html

Needless to say we’re big fans of the band so I thought I’d share the press release that we got from our friends at Spinefarm Records announcing a European tour this autumn (unfortunately no dates in N Ireland) and news of a TV documentary featuring the band.


Kobra And The Lotus, the Canadian rockers fronted by powerhouse vocalist Kobra Paige, have confirmed a run of European headline dates for October/November 2013.

The band will be touring in support off their latest album (‘Kobra And The Lotus’), out now via Simmons Records / Spinefarm Records – 11 tracks of dramatic heavy metal showing that, in Kobra Paige, the guitar world has a vocalist capable of holding her own with the Halfords, the Dickinsons and, yes, the Dios!

Formed in 2009, Kobra And The Lotus have spent the past few years touring across the US, Canada, the UK and Europe, securing co coveted slots at Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Download & Bloodstock. And now, with three singles and two videos from the current album on release, the band are coming back to the UK & mainland Europe for a three-week string of headline dates, kicking off with a slot at the Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium on October 19th.

What’s more, the life of Kobra Paige and her band will be chronicled for the US TV show, ‘Rock City’, airing on Spike TV this autumn; the eight-episode season will follow the daily dramas as this emerging outfit takes to the road on their world tour, documenting the thoughts & deeds of the musicians – Kobra Paige on lead vocals, Jasio Kulakowski on guitar, Griffin Kissack on drums, and new recruit,Latin America’s most famous metal axe-man, Charlie Parra del Riego.

For KATL’s self-titled release, producer Kevin Churko (Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne) was brought in to assist, the result being a selection of precise songs, heavy with emotion. The ‘Kobra And The Lotus’ release has an intentionally grand-scale dynamic, magnifying the glories of the genre and making its mark as ‘arena’ rather than ‘garage’ rock.

The band is co-signed to Gene Simmons’ label, Simmons’ Records. Simmons has a longstanding reputation for discovering and developing new artists, Van Halen being a particularly choice example. Many of the early artist demos he worked on or helped with have gone on to become multi-platinum records and legendary rock anthems.

‘Kobra And The Lotus’ packs a powerful 10-track punch, featuring Kobra’s multi-range wailing vocals, backed up by infectious harmonies, sweeping choruses, powerful metal riffs, thundering bass & rapid fire percussion. The album contains driving anthems such as ‘50 Shades Of Evil’, ‘Welcome To My Funeral’, ‘My Life’ & ‘Forever One’, along with the dramatic stylings of ‘Aria Of Karmika’ plus the more traditional building blocks of ‘Nayana’ and ‘No Rest For The Wicked’. Meanwhile, ‘Sanctuary’ hints at something altogether more intimate before launching into skull-crushing guitars that carry the track out.

In support of this release, Kobra And The Lotus will now take on Europe and the UK. The carnage starts on October 19th in Belgium, then the band make their way through Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland & France and onto the UK.


Oct. 19 Metal Female Voices Festival, Oktoberhallen, Belgium

Oct. 20 Cologne Underground, Germany

Oct. 21 Tilburg 013, Netherlands

Oct.22 Berlin White Trash, Germany

Oct. 24 Hamburg St. Pauli Rock Cafe, Germany

Oct. 26 Milan Factory, Italy

Oct. 27 Zurich Klub, Switzerland

Oct. 28 Paris Le Batofar, France


Oct. 30 London Borderline, UK

Oct. 31 St. Albans Horn, UK

Nov.1 Birmingham Academy 3, UK

Nov. 2 York Fibbers, UK

Nov. 3 Sheffield Corporation, UK

Nov. 5 Manchester Alter Ego, UK

Nov. 6 Bristol The Exchange, UK

Nov. 7 Southampton Cellar, UK

Nov. 8 Nottingham Rock City Basement, UK

In short, heavy metal has a New Face. A New Voice. A New Name. Kobra And The Lotus.