Frontiers inks Coney Hatch
Posted by: bridgeofsighs ()
Date: November 14, 2012 02:54PM

Think someone wanted to see this happen or predicted it in the last month or 2
Following the band's successful reunion show at Firefest 2011, Frontiers Records has announced the signing of CONEY HATCH to a a worldwide deal. The band's new studio album will be released in 2013.

CONEY HATCH was one of a gang of young Canadian, loud rock bands that sprang up around the turn of the '80s. Beginning in 1980 with a lineup that included founding members Andy Curran (bass, vocals) and Dave Ketchum (drums), CONEY HATCH thundered across Canada, swapping the first few guitar players for Steve Shelski (lead guitar) and Carl Dixon (vocals & guitar) as they went. Anthem Records signed the band in late November '81, and the following summer saw the first of three worldwide releases: "Coney Hatch" in 1982, "Outa Hand" in 1984 and "Friction" in 1985. After many miles touring with the likes of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, ACCEPT and KROKUS, the band called it quits in 1986 never having reached a concert stage in Europe.

In April, 2008, Carl Dixon was very seriously injured in a car accident in Australia while returning from a recording session. The other three original bandmembers came to his aid for a benefit show and on August 5, 2010 the original CONEY HATCH lineup (including the now-recovered Carl Dixon) played a reunion show in Toronto. It was the first performance from the original lineup since 1993. A further live date was scheduled for the Firefest rock festival in Nottingham, England on October 23, 2011. It was at that point the guys and Frontiers Records discussed working together for a fourth CONEY HATCH album of all new material.

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Frontiers inks Coney Hatch486 bridgeofsighs 11/14/2012 02:54PM
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Re: Frontiers inks Coney Hatch 255 SEAN1 11/15/2012 12:11AM
Re: New albums by bands appearing at Firefest... 329 blm 11/15/2012 02:22AM
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Re: New albums by bands appearing at Firefest... 265 Tony Bainbridge 11/15/2012 02:59AM
Re: Frontiers inks Coney Hatch 304 peteaor 11/15/2012 02:55AM
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