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Frontiers Records announces the release of

Y&T first studio album in 13 years

Entitled "Facemelter" the new album will be released on May 21st in Europe

Napoli, March, 2010 – Y&T, featuring original members Dave Meniketti (vocals and lead guitars) and Phil Kennemore (bass), along with longtime members John Nymann (guitar) and Mike Vanderhule (drums) have recorded their first studio album in 13 years, aptly titled "Facemelter" to be released in Europe on May 21st on Frontiers Records.




With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band has toured with numerous Rock icons including Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe, receiving constant and extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, and Summertime Girls. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five US top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T's hits are still played nowadays on classic rock radio stations everywhere. Y&T's high-energy music still captivates legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T's music timeless. As the title indicates, Facemelter—the anticipated new recording—is a hard rockin', song-oriented album that lives up to its name: it captures the band's raw energy and tightness that they've become known for. Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars, and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high-energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems. To mark the return, the band engaged John Taylor Dismukes—the same artist who designed covers for Y&T's classic albums "Mean Streak," "Black Tiger" and "In Rock We Trust"—to create the amazing art of the new Facemelter. "What a great feeling to dive back into making new Y&T music," states Dave Meniketti. "After being away from it for this long, the anticipation of writing a new CD worth of material was, at first, a bit scary, but as soon as we started up I was happy to find how natural it was to get right back in it again. I think we're going to have to keep this up, because musically and emotionally, we still have a lot to say!" "It's ridiculous that we waited so long to make a new record," states Phil Kennemore. "In creating new music for Facemelter, I rediscovered the most important thing for any artist, and that is to continue creating . . . it feeds my soul. My hope for Facemelter is that people might just find a few new favorite Y&T songs." "We recorded together to capture as much of a live feel as possible which I feel is the strong point of the band," adds Mike Vanderhule, while according to John Nymann, "The chemistry we have between us makes it so easy to develop ideas. Now that we are ignited with new material, I can't wait to bring it to the stage."



Face-melting is a term that has been with Y&T since the mid-'70s, when a rabid fan ran backstage and told the band, "you melted my face," which inspired the group's first publishing company: "Facemelting Music." If you haven't yet taken Y&T's new album for a ride, grab your leathers, strap yourself in, and prepare to have your face melted. "Facemelter" includes the following tracks

Prelude, On With The Show; One Life; Shine On; Wild Child; I Want Your Money; I'm Coming Home, If You Want Me; Hot Shot; How Long; Gonna Go Blind; Don't Bring me Down; Blind Patriot; Losing My Mind*

* Bonus track included on the first pressing in digipak



Dave Meniketti - lead vocals, lead guitars Phil Kennemore - bass guitar, vocals John Nymann - guitar, vocals Mike Vanderhule - drums & percussion, vocals


Confirmed Summer Tour Dates in Europe:

June 10 ~ Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival

June 12 ~ Donington, UK - Download Festival

June 15 ~ Köln, Germany - Underground Cologne

June 16 ~ Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon Podium

June 17 ~ Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot

June 19 ~ Clisson, France - Hellfest


Weblinks: www.YandTRocks.com / www.myspace.com/yandtrocks / www.frontiers.it / www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords

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Awesome - One of my most anticipated albums for a long time. 7 weeks and counting.

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Easily my most anticipated release of 2010; can't wait! :banger:


*Also, from Dave Meniketti: http://www.meniketti.com/vforum/showthread.php?t=30422


Thanks to John Taylor Dismukes for yet another great Y&T cover (same artist as Black Tiger, Meanstreak, and In Rock We Trust).


Also, go HERE to see one of our new promo photos.


The new Y&T Facemelter album will be released May 21st in Europe on Frontiers Records, and in the US on Meanstreak Music Co. Japan release to follow.



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One of my favorite band, glad they will come back with a new album, I'm sure i'll love it.

Hope to see them in Italy, again.

A great live band, one of the best live show I 've ever seen, after the show they have been very cool with the fans.

Long live to Y&T.:beerbang:

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Haha, cool album title. Well I'll join the choir too, really looking forward to hearing this and hoping for something special.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I'm not going crazy over the samples. Dave's voice sounds a little used and roughed up. I never pt my money on only samples, I'll have to hear some full tracks before I put out a real opinion.

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I gotta say, I'm diggin' the samples for the most part. The overall sound is a return to their Earthshaker/Mean Streak/Black Tiger days, but with a dash of IRWT and Dave's bluesier solo stuff thrown in at times. For me, "I Want Your Money", "Hot Shot", "Don't Bring Me Down", "One Life", "Losing My Mind" and especially "Shine On" are the obvious standouts. Looking forward to grabbing this one! :banger:


1. On With the Show 1:39

2. On With the Show 4:09

3. How Long 4:26

4. Shine On 5:00

5. I Want Your Money 4:42

6. Wild Child 4:09

7. I'm Coming Home 5:13

8. If You Want Me 4:33

9. Hot Shot 5:04

10 Blind Patriot 4:08

11 Don't Bring Me Down 4:22

12 Gonna Go Blind 4:27

13 One Life 4:22

14 Losing My Mind 4:56


*"Losing My Mind" is the Euro bonus track available from Frontiers

**"Deadly Deceiver" will be the Japanese bonus track


Both bonus tracks will be available for digital download on the Y&T website for those who pick up the standard release and wanna purchase the bonus tracks as well. :tumbsup:

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  • 2 weeks later...

You can check out "Deadly Deceiver" (the Japanese Bonus Track) on the Y&T multimedia page now:





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I like those samples, I will sure buy the new album.

I'm a big fan of their more AOR oriented albums (Contagious,down for the count,ten and IRWTrust)

so I was hoping for something different, but I'll wait for the whole album.

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This is #1 on my 'Best CD of the Millenium' list. Masterpiece, every song is genius, breath of fresh air from heaven, key to all happiness and life on earth, people should name their next kid 'Facemelter', B&Q should change their name to Y&T as a tribute, ...etc.. It is that good and I have not heard a song yet. :devilgrin:

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  • 3 weeks later...

My favorite band finally comes out with another studio album! And it is awesome! Wild Child, If You Want Me, Hot Shot, Don't Bring Me Down...the list goes on of great tracks.


I think this will put Y&T back on peoples radar...go back through their discography & tell me you're not impressed! Fucking amazing band period!

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Mine is on the way now, so hopefully will be here by the end of the week. REALLY looking forward to cranking this one up.

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I'm not really a fan of this sort of stuff but I got an advance a few weeks back and it's definitely not bad at all. Has even got me thinking about seeing them at Download (though there are some good Modern bands playing at the same time so will be 50/50 whether I do or not). Sure the vocals and production are pretty damn rough (the production generally sucks), and this properly tails-off after the ballad ("If You Want Me" - which is killer) and whimpers out after that, but there are some top tunes. "I'm Coming Home" is great, as are the opening trio, and overall this is decent stuff IMO. Way too many songs though, and some real blatant filler that could've been easily left off spoil this... I'd give it 7/10.

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