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The core of Trapeze can be traced back to Midlands band Finders Keepers in the late 1960s, featuring future Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, future Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland and the mercurial talents of Glenn Hughes on bass and vocals. After being discovered by The Moody Blues, they were snapped up for their own label, Threshold Records.
Trapeze would record three classic albums for Threshold; the self-titled “Trapeze” in May 1970, “Medusa” in November 1970 and “You Are The Music We’re Just The Band” in 1972.

By the time of their second album, Trapeze had scaled down to the classic power trio of Galley, Holland and Hughes, finding their definitive sound with a unique blend of blues, soul and hard rock, earning them plenty of fans in America.

One of Trapeze’s major strongholds in the States was Texas, so we’re lucky to be able to present a complete 1972 show from Houston recorded live in concert to promote their third record. Featuring ‘Way Back To The Bone’, ‘You Are The Music’ and ‘Keepin’ Time’ from “You Are The Music We’re Just The Band”, the remainder of the set was taken from second LP, “Medusa”. This double live LP includes truly epic renditions of ‘Jury’, ‘Seafull’, ‘Your Love Is Alright’ and the title track of “Medusa”.

Glenn Hughes would leave Trapeze to join Deep Purple in 1973, with Mel Galley and Dave Holland carrying the Trapeze banner for the remainder of the 1970s, periodically reforming this classic three-piece line-up. Glenn would eventually form Hughes / Thrall Band, join Black Sabbath, enjoy a successful solo career, collaborate with artists as varied as Gary Moore, Joe Lynn Turner and the KLF, founding Black Country Communion and California Breed, and currently fronts The Dead Daisies.

Released through Cherry Red Records, 12th June 2021 Limited Edition 180 Gram Gatefold Double LP

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The Dead Daisies, ‘Holy Ground’ made another personnel change for their fifth album, ‘Holy Ground.’ features former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes joins founding guitarist David Lowy and relatively new additions Doug Aldrich (lead guitar) and Deen Castronovo (drums). They previewed new work over the course of 2020, including “Unspoken,” “Bustle and Flow” and the title track. ‘Holy Ground’ these tracks have appeared on Rock Charts and hundreds of playlists & digital radio stations around the globe. The album is set for release on January 22nd.

This album exudes an undeniable force that will please even the most hardened rock devotees.

Holy Ground is eleven tracks of pure unadulterated rock and is already receiving rave reviews. Moody, at times dark, powerful and rhythmic, the album raises the bar. Laden with chart-topping hits. 

Glenn has this to say: “From the opening track “Holy Ground”, we were building a strong foundation. Each song has its own theme, full of drama, emotion and groove, all the way through to “Far Away” the autobiographical last song. We gave it our all, focused and passionate. Take this ride with us, maybe you’ll find yourself in the lyrics.”

The band can’t wait to play these songs live! When they hit the road, returning to the Daisies amazing line-up is the monstrous, hard-hitting, powerhouse drummer, Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne). So strap in, this is going to be one hell of a ride!

With Holy Ground, The Dead Daisies have ensured that they will no longer follow anyone. They stand, proudly, on Holy Ground.