Johnny Wore Black

Johnny Wore Black

Johnny Wore Black, featuring Megadeth’s David Ellefson on bass guitar, have released their third album ‘Ultra Violent Light’ via the EMP label group.

Johnny Wore Black was formed in 2012 with a view to writing and creating the music deep in the heart of Jay, the founder of the project. Having written songs since his teens, there was plenty of past material, a selection of which needed exorcising before new works could develop. The first album was an exploration into older songs with a few new ones and ended up being split into two parts, released in March and November of 2014 entitled ‘Walking Underwater Parts 1 & 2’.

During the writing time, Jay also dialled into his film making heritage and created various music videos to accompany the Johnny Wore Black tunes. It took more than three years to finally release Ultra Violent Light and the collaboration with talents David Ellefson, David Bottrill, Simon Hutchby& Gez Walton, served to create the latest instalment of the Johnny Wore Black saga.

Diversely, Jay is also known for his stunt career with screen credits including: Game Of Thrones, Ready Player One, Spectre, Hitman’s Bodyguard, Rogue One, Spiderman-Far From Home to name a few.

Since the birth of Johnny Wore Black there has been critical acclaim in publications including Music Week, Metal Hammer, Revolver and Classic Rock, BBC Radio play from Australia to the USA and into Europe and the UK numerous video airings on MTV’s Kerrang Channel and Scuzz.

The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Dream Theater) & Gez Walton (Earthtone9), mastered by Joao Carvalho & Bryan Lowe.
Album artwork was designed by Andy Pilkington (Very Metal Art)

Johnny Wore Black’s second single and video ‘Southern Storm’ from new album ‘Ultra Violent Light’ is out now and you can check out the video below:

Jay Coen – Vocals
Simon Hutchby – Drums
Gez Walton – Guitars
David Ellefson – Bass
Cameron Daniel William Hill – Keyboards
Kate Shortt – Cello
Adam Sedgewick – Vocals
George Donahue – Vocals/Bass

Album Tracklisting:
Gun True Love
One Sexy Scar
Plastic Ocean
Honey Club
RIP Mr Man
Boy Soldier
Southern Storm
Ultra Violent LIght
Ultimate Fighter

Johnny Wore Black – SOUTHERN STORM

Johnny Wore Black – Gun True Love

Johnny Wore Black – Firefly

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Band location – London England

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