“Album of the month” – Powerplay
“The rock album of the year – must hear!” – Rock Hard
First single “RISE” features “the greatest guitar riff of all time” (Extreme Guitar, France) and hovers at an unstoppable and unpredictable ‘where-will-it-end?’ 3 million views, backed up by praise from Nuno Bettencourt’s peers Brian May, Tom Morello, Justin Hawkins, Rick Beato… the list goes on.
Follow-up singles “BANSHEE” and “#REBEL” (each also with well over one million views) astound and resound with equal impact amongst the fans. Lead singer Gary Cherone “raised the bar on himself” with these vocals, according to Nuno.
“It bangs,” says Eclipsed (Germany) of “SIX”, but fourth single “Other Side of The Rainbow” proves that the album also does so much more. Tackling a timeless subject (“Restoring someone’s faith in love” – Gary), Nuno answers the musical question, “How do you play a blistering solo, making it sound like a rainbow?”
“Every once in a while, we’ll harness some kind of magic, and I think we did on this one,” says Gary as “Other Side of the Rainbow” joins the ranks of “More Than Words,” “Hole Hearted,” and “Seven Sundays” as one of EXTREME’S most soulful journeys into the depths of the human heart.
Now, focus track “Thicker Than Blood” greets the release of “SIX” ahead of their tour of the same name which will see EXTREME cross the US and visit Europe and the UK with soulmates Living Colour. “Transcending space and time/ boundary or borderline/ No nationality/ tribe or ethnicity,” the song is an appeal for unity, an embrace of diversity, a bit rock, a bit funk, a slow burn, yet direct and hard-hitting.
“SIX” is the sum of all this and more and heralds the true return of the rock album.
“I feel like we need a good old school rock album. SIX is definitely modern, but you can put on headphones and go on a journey from top-to-bottom. It’s like ‘EXTREME 2.0’.” – Nuno Bettencourt
See EXTREME live at one of the upcoming dates:
Wed 06 – Astor Theatre, Perth #
Fri 08 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide #
Sun 10 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne #
Tue 12 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney #
Wed 13 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane #
Sun 17- Sendai GIGS
Tue 19 – KT Zepp Yokohama
Thu 21 – Tokyo Hitomi Memorial Hall
Mon 25 – Nagoya Shimin Kaikan Hall
Tue 26 – Osaka Zepp Namba
# with Living Colour
Mon 27 – UK, Newcastle – o2 City Hall
Tue 28 – UK, Glasgow, o2 Academy Thu 30 – UK Manchester, Academy