Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM News Reviews and More Watch The Latest Videos Buy KNAC T-shirts and More


Paradise Found: Bat Out of Hell Reignited Set For Release In January 2023

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 @ 11:56 AM


Featuring The MEAT LOAF Band The NEVERLAND EXPRESS And CALEB JOHNSON

- advertisement -
Paul Crook, MEAT LOAF's longtime producer, music director and guitarist, has announced the upcoming release of Paradise Found: Bat Out of Hell Reignited featuring MEAT LOAF's official band, the NEVERLAND EXPRESS, plus American Idol winner Caleb Johnson. The album will be released through Deko Entertainment and Crook’s label, Crooked Media, LLC.

Paradise Found reimagines the sound, passion, and fury of the original Bat Out of Hell, the 1977 release by MEAT LOAF and composer Jim Steinman which remains in the top five best-selling albums of all time. It includes all seven songs performed in their original order. The song arrangements have developed over decades of touring and now the listener can hear these re-envisioned versions.

Paradise Found features performances by world-class alumni of the NEVERLAND EXPRESS including,

Justin Avery, (keyboard, vocals)
Tom Brislin (orchestration)
Steve Buslowe (bass)
Paul Crook (guitar)
Randy Flowers (guitar)
David Luther (saxophone)
Lyssa Lynne (“Stop Right There!”)
John Miceli (drums)

Caleb Johnson (American Idol winner, season 13) delivers powerful lead vocal performances across all seven songs.

Crook states about the album: “The music is timeless, and we play it virtually note for note. The wall of sound that fans experience when seeing us live is captured in this recording. MEAT LOAF fans will be pleased. We’re hoping this release introduces Meat and Jim to a whole new fan base.”

The first single “All Revved Up With No Place To Go” will drop on October 28, 2022, almost 45 years to the date of the official release of the original Bat Out of Hell album. Paradise Found, the full album, will drop on January 20, 2023, the one-year anniversary of MEAT LOAF’s passing.

Pre-save the single: HERE
https://ada.lnk.to/RevvedUp

“This album has been a labor of love for us,” continues Crook. "MEAT LOAF’s passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of millions around the world. We are committed to keeping the legacy alive by celebrating this incredible music. I felt there was no better way to honor our boss and Jim than to release our tribute to Bat Out of Hell on this special 45th anniversary.”

The celebration continues live, in concert:

Celebrating MEAT LOAF with the NEVERLAND EXPRESS + Caleb Johnson is a live concert performance of Bat Out of Hell in its entirety plus other MEAT LOAF hits. Created & produced by Paul Crook, this is the only show that was officially endorsed by MEAT LOAF.

2023 performance scheduling is underway, including a very special six-show UK tour May 20-27, 2023:

  • May 20, 2023 Oxford: New Theatre
  • May 21, 2023 Birmingham: Symphony Hall
  • May 23, 2023 Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall
  • May 25, 2023 Gateshead: The Sage
  • May 26, 2023 Manchester: The Bridgewater Hall
  • May 27, 2023 London: Indigo at the O2
Get UK tickets here: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/BAT

Deko Entertainment is very excited to be part of this amazing release as President Bruce Pucciarello states, “This new rendition of MEAT LOAF’s Bat Out of Hell by his touring band, the NEVERLAND EXPRESS, generates an elevated energy as American Idol winner Caleb Johnson's voice connects with perfection to MEAT's legacy. Close the windows...you'll be singing along loudly.” Crook continues, "I’m happy we are able to release this album with Deko Entertainment. I’ve been friends with Charlie Calv (Deko partner) since high school, having played in separate local cover bands as kids. He’s a successful musician in his own right, currently playing keyboards with Angel, so he and his partner Bruce take a true artist first approach to running their label. The fact that they are big MEAT LOAF fans makes this extra special".

To celebrate the release of “All Revved Up With No Place To Go” there will be a limited amount of posters signed by Caleb Johnson and Paul Crook and t-shirts available.

Visit the NEVERLAND EXPRESS + Caleb Johnson store here: https://bit.ly/3VVpX52Neverland


Back to Top

 

 

 Recent News
WHITECROSS Return With New Album Fear No Evil
SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL Unleash Brutal New Video For "Conflict"
AS I LAY DYING Announce U.S. Summer 2024 Tour
TOLEDO DEATHFEST Reveals Full 2024 Lineup
FROM ASHES TO NEW Announce U.S. Headline "The Blackout Tour Pt. 2"
DEATH DEALER UNION Drops "Beyond Heaven" Video
ULI JON ROTH Returns To North America This Spring For Tour
HELL'S HEROES FESTIVAL Announces Daily Schedules, Set Times For 2024
P.O.D. Announce 2024 Headline "I Got That" Tour
APOCALYPTICA Announce New METALLICA Tribute Album, Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2
THE ARSON CHOIR Drop "Ravenous" New Video
FREEDOM CALL Unveil New Album Silver Romance
NONPOINT Announces 'The Million Watts Tour 2024'
DIRTY HONEY Releases New Video For "Coming Home (Ballad Of The Shire)"
IMMINENCE Reveal New Album The Black
AFTERSHOCK Festival Reveals 2024 Band Lineups
AMARANTHE Release New Album Title Track Video For "The Catalyst"
KILLINGTON PIT Share JUDAS PRIEST Cover Video For "Riding On The Wind"
AUGUST BURNS RED Announce 2024 'Spring Fling' Tour
Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Announces Third Solo Album Rapture
JUDAS PRIEST Stream New Track "The Serpent And The King"
PRAYING MANTIS Return With New Album Defiance
DEICIDE Announced As A Headliner For Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest
SHIPROCKED Sets Dates For 2025 Cruise
EXHUMED Guitarist MATT HARVEY Releases New Solo EP Toward The Cold Light
ACE FREHLEY Drops New Video For "Cherry Medicine"
VANDEN PLAS Unveil New Album Details For The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things
GATECREEPER Launch Video For "Caught In The Treads"
HIGH ON FIRE Ready New Album Cometh The Storm
ROTTING CHRIST Release "Like Father, Like Son" Video
IAN HUNTER Returns With Defiance Part 2: Fiction Album
VENREZ Drop New Video For "Sip The Cup"
TESLA Set To Release Real To Reel Vol I Album As Double LP For Record Store Day
BOUNDARIES Announce U.S. Headline Tour Dates
Symphonic Metal Diva LEAH Releases New Album The Glory And The Fallen
SAUL Announce Spring 2024 Headline Tour Dates
THE ELECTRIC HIGHWAY FESTIVAL Announces 2024 Lineup
APOGEAN Launches Music Video For "Bluelight Sonata"
MAD WITH POWER VII Festival Reveals Final 2024 Band Lineup
1349 Announce North American Tour
BLOODBOUND Announce Anniversary Live Album, Blu-Ray, The Tales of Nosferatu - Two Decades of Blood (2004 - 2024)
ABORTED Unleash "Dreadbringer (Feat. Ben Duerr)" Visualizer Video
Guitarist STEVE CONTE (NEW YORK DOLLS, MICHAEL MONROE) Readies New Album The Concrete Jangle
SUICIDAL ANGELS Stream New Single "Virtues Of Destruction"
PIG DESTROYER Announce April East Coast Headline Run
BLAZE BAYLEY Releases "Mind Reader" Video
SUPAFLY, Featuring RAY WEST Of SPREAD EAGLE, Announce Record Release Party
CLASSLESS ACT Release "Toxic" BRITNEY SPEARS Cover Video
KAMELOT Continues The 'Awaken The World Tour' 2024 In Europe This October
DRAGONFORCE Share TAYLOR SWIFT Cover Video Of "Wildest Dreams"
LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival Celebrates 10 Years With The Return Of SLAYER!
Official, Special, Limited Edition, KNAC Heritage Item On Sale Now!
SYMPHONY X Announce 19-Date North American Tour
BLACK TUSK Reveal New Album Details For The Way Forward
BULLETS AND OCTANE Drop "Space Lord Symphony" Video
PERIPHERY Announce 'The Wildfire Tour '24'
DEICIDE Reveal New Album Banished By Sin
CROWBAR Announces US Headlining Dates
THE END MACHINE Share New Video For "Killer Of The Night"
DETHKLOK & BABYMETAL Resurrect BABYKLOK Tour For Two-Night Bay Area Event
PEARL JAM Unveil New Album Dark Matter, Announce World Tour
KITTIE Return With First New Music In 13 Years
CASKET ROBBERY Announce April US Tour
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Set For New AI Inspired Concept Album, Phantoma
FIREWIND Share New Single For "Chains"
AVATAR Announce Spring 2024 Headline Tour Dates
WILDSTREET Drop New Video For "Sick To Death"
IRON SAVIOR Stream New Track "Raising Hell"
KILL THE LIGHTS Share "Sleep With The Devil" Video
MY DYING BRIDE Announce New Album A Mortal Binding
DOMINUM Releases SCORPIONS Cover Video For "Rock You Like A Hurricane"
MILWAUKEE METAL FEST 2024 Reveals Final Lineup
SONATA ARCTICA Unveils New Video For "Dark Empath"
DEATH TO ALL Announces 'The Scream Of Perseverance Tour'
CANNIBAL CORPSE Unleash "Vengeful Invasion" Video
LEE AARON Readies New Covers Album Tattoo Me
INFECTED RAIN Drop New Video For "Lighthouse"
THY ART IS MURDER Set For Spring 2024 Headline North American Tour
After 34 Years, Thrash Metal Icons ATROPHY Return With New Album Asylum
LIV KRISTINE Reveals New Video For "3 a.m." Featuring PARADISE LOST Frontman
TYR Reveal New Album Details For Battle Ballads
BORKNAGAR Premiere New Video For "Moon"
NITA STRAUSS Announces U.S. Headline Tour Dates
ACE FREHLEY Launches New Video For "Walkin' On The Moon"
T.S.O.L. Set To Release A-Side Graffiti Album
CREED Extends Reunion Tour With "Are You Ready?" Tour Dates
THE MELVINS Ready New EP Tarantula Heart
STEEL PANTHER Adds More Dates To 2024 'On The Prowl' Tour
WHOM GODS DESTROY Unleash 2nd Single, Video For "Over Again"
ALICE COOPER Relaunches Radio Show "Alice's Attic", Confirms 2024 Edition Of "Freaks On Parade" Tour With ROB ZOMBIE
LEAVES' EYES Release "Who Wants To Live Forever" Video
ART OF ANARCHY Drop New Video For "Die Hard"
DETHKLOK Announces April 2024 U.S. Tour
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Set For New Album Live Blood
THE WARNING Unleash New Video For "S!ck"
MICHIGAN METAL FEST 2024 Lineup Announced
POWERWOLF Announces 2024 North American Tour
BEASTO BLANCO Release New Video For "Run For Your Life"
BLUE OYSTER CULT Return With New Album Ghost Stories
PAUL LIDEL'S SCREAM THERAPY Release New Video For "Alibi"
ARTILLERY Announce Rescheduled 40th Anniversary Tour
PARALANDRA Drop New Single "Love Of My Life"
INKCARCERATION Music & Tattoo Festival Announces 2024 Music Lineup
2 SHADOWS Unleash Blistering New Track "Mad God"
LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON Join For Co-Headline "Ashes Of Leviathan Tour"
KERRY KING Unveils Debut Solo Album, From Hell I Rise
Inaugural AUSTIN DEATH FEST Announces Full Lineup
MIDNIGHT Set To Release Hellish Expectations Album
NAESTVED METALFEST Announces More Band Additions For 2024 Edition
JOB FOR A COWBOY Share New Video For "Beyond The Chemical Doorway"
HEART Announces Long-Awaited 'Royal Flush Tour' 2024 Dates
NOTHING MORE, WAGE WAR Join For Spring Co-Headline US Tour
MASTERPLAN Launch New Single "Rise Again"
ACCEPT Return With New Album Humanoid
MINISTRY Release New Single For "B.D.E."
DANI HART Readies New EP Slaying Bluebeard
GEOFF TATE, ADRIAN VANDENBERG Prepare For North American Co-Headline Tour
SKELETAL REMAINS Premiere "To Conquer The Devout" Video
SCOTT STAPP Shares New Single "Deadman's Trigger"
CARNIFEX Launch Video For "Torn In Two"
FOREIGNER Reveals 'Red Hot' Vinyl Version Of Farewell - The Very Best Of Foreigner
BRUCE DICKINSON Drops "Rain On The Graves" Video
DECAPITATED, SEPTICFLESH Join For 'Cancel Culture Over North America 2024' Co-Billing Tour
HATEBREED Announce 'The March Metal Matinee' Event
DUST BOLT "Leave Nothing Behind" In Furious New Video
GREYHAWK Return With New Album Thunderheart
RAGE Unleash Video For "Under A Black Crown"
CRUZH Reveal New Album The Jungle Revolution
GUNS N' ROSES Share A.I.-Generated Animated Video For "The General"
KICKIN VALENTINA Ready New Album Star Spangled Fist Fight
THE AMITY AFFLICTION Announce Spring North American Headline Tour
DURBIN Unleashes New Video For "Hallows"
DYING FETUS Announce Spring Headline Tour
MIKE TRAMP Returns With Mand af en tid Album, Second Solo Album Entirely In Danish
THE GEMS Stream New Single "Fruits Of My Labor"
MR. BUNGLE Announce Spring U.S Tour Dates
NORTHLANE Announce New EP Mirror's Edge
Rock/Metal Supergroup COMBUSTION 96 Announces 5 Nights Live In Texas
ANTHRAX, KREATOR Join For 2024 Co-Headline UK, European Tour
FEUERSCHWANZ Set To Release Special Album Warriors, Their First In English
HONEYMOON SUITE Drop New Video For "Find What You're Looking For"
WARBRINGER Reissue 3 Classic Albums On Vinyl
IN FLAMES Announce Spring 2024 Tour
METALITE Celebrates New Album Release With New "Cyberdome" Single
RAVAGE Unveil New Album Spider On The World
NOTHING MORE Share New Video For "If It Doesn't Hurt"
THE PLOT IN YOU Launch New Single, Video For "Closure"
JOB FOR A COWBOY Set For New Album Moon Healer
DREAM THEATER Wives Revive MEANSTREAK, Return With New Single, "Giant Speaks", New EP Blood Moon
ORGY Celebrates 25 Years Of Candyass With Co-Headline Tour With COLD
GOTUS Drop New Single "Beware The Fire"
HIDEOUS DIVINITY Unveil New Album Unextinct
KORPIKLAANI Release Video For New Single "Saunaan"
ROTTING CHRIST Announce New Album Pro Xristoy
ARTILLERY Stream New Single "By Inheritance - Live"
SLEEP TOKEN Announce Spring 2024 Tour
Industrial Metal Songstress I YA TOYAH Set For New EP I Am The Fire
REVOLUTION SAINTS Share New Video For "Changing My Mind"
INGESTED Ready New Album The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams



HOME | MAGAZINE | VIDS | STORE | HELP/POLICIES

©2024 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News