Blues-rockers, Rival Sons topped the Rock Albums chart on iTunes, Top 20 overall, with their release of "Hollow Bones" via Earache Records / ADA. Billboard exclusively streamed the band's fifth, and highly-anticipated studio album to great acclaim.
Vocalist Jay Buchanan said, "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation towards revealing the band's essence. This record is finally the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons, howling to be freed."
Recorded at LCS studios in Nashville, "Hollow Bones" sees the recent two-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb assuming producer duties yet again. Cobb said simply, "Rival Sons are the best rock n'oll band on the planet!"
Rival Sons were hand-picked by legendary rock god Ozzy Osbourne to join Black Sabbath on their massive world-wide farewell tour, which continues on through the end of the year. With their last two albums charting in the Top 20 around the world, a rabid fan base, and incendiary live shows, 2016 is set to be the band's best year yet.
"10 out of 10 - with luminaries as disparate as Ozzy and Henry Rollins tripping over themselves to spoon on the plaudits, with power comes great responsibility, or rather, with success comes great pressure to keep delivering. And yes, they do. And then some." - Classic Rock Magazine
"10 out of 10 - If this is a more direct route, what wonderful edifices they have built, what Brutalist structures and stained-glass artistry, what straight roads and brightly coloured vintage stores inside is everything you ever wanted and so much you never had. "Hollow Bones" is a road. Where to? The stars, my dears, the stars..." - PowerPlay UK
"6 out of 7 - Hollow Bones is mesmerizing and timeless Rock Music... on this level, the US rockers are one of the hottest contenders to inherit the Rock legend" - Metal Hammer
Album Of The Month - "Each music lover on this planet will fall in love with this album and will pretty likely realize that Rival Sons are the best Rock band of our generation. "Hollow Bones" is a timeless masterpiece of Rock N' Roll performed by a band which understands, loves and just needs this kind of music. "Hollow Bones" will be the album everybody remembers even though the albums before were great, too. An essential piece of American Rock history! - Tracks
"Nasty blues guitar and booming drums - vocalist Jay Buchanan lets loose vocally" - Loudwire
"Rarely does a band come along and consistently blow your mind in a live performance. Rival Sons is one band that seems to get better every time I see them! Singer Jay Buchanan is a commanding force - dynamic vocals and stage presence..." VintageRock
"Wow! Rivals Sons is the real deal! Pure entertainment. These guys were made for the big stage - If your new favorite band isn't Rival Sons, they you haven't seen them perform." - Mile-High Feedback
"Rival Sons live performance makes a strong statement for making the claim that one day soon it could be the best rock band on earth. If they do indeed achieve the lofty status of heir apparents to Black Sabbath's crown, the rock genre will be in very good hands." - All Access Music