Former Gillan and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Bernie Tormé has premiered his new single ‘Come The Revolution’.
Available to listen to below, the track is the first offshoot from Bernie’s brand new double album ‘Shadowland’, which lands later this month after being fan-funded via Pledge Music.
Recorded earlier this year at Barnroom Studios in Kent, ‘Shadowland’ is the first release from Bernie’s new trio and features a guest appearance from his former Gillan bandmate Colin Towns.
To support the record’s release, Bernie will be hitting the road later this month for one last time on his ‘The Final Fling’ UK tour. It takes in the following dates:
Reading Facebar – 22nd
South Shields Queen Vic – 23rd
Troon Winterstorm Festival – 24th
Edinburgh Bannermans – 25th
Bilston Robin II – 27th
Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms – 28th
Folkestone Lanterns – 29th
London The Blackheart – 30th
Weston-super-Mare The Bear – 1st
For more information and tickets head to Bernie’s official website.
Back in June, Bernie reconnected with Ozzy Osbourne backstage at Sweden Rock Festival for the first time in decades.
Ozzy credits Bernie with saving his career after he stepped in for Randy Rhoads in the wake of the guitarist’s tragic death in a plane accident in 1982. Ozzy has said: “(Bernie) did me a great favour. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be doing it now. I’d have given up.”
Such a nice thing for me to see Ozzy at Sweden Rock Festival. 36 years since that awful time just after Randy passed away.— Bernie Torme (@Bernie_Torme) June 17, 2018
We had a lovely chat & a laugh, just like meeting up with an old mate, nothing changed
Meant such a lot to me. What a nice guy.https://t.co/Q1Wz6C6htw pic.twitter.com/JvWvnJ6Tq6
Also meeting Zakk Wylde at the Sweden Rock Festival, Bernie commented at the time: "It was so f***in' nice to catch up with Ozz again after all these years; it was like no time had passed!
“I was so delighted to meet Zakk too, and totally blown away when he said I was one of his heroes and wanted a selfie with me! Man, he's one of my big heroes! I guess I must have made an impression on him at that Madison Square Garden Ozzy gig way back in the '80s… Well, he was only 16!
“Ozz and I had a right old chinwag. 'Course I did try to blag him into singing on a track on my new PledgeMusic album 'Shadowland'!"
Delighted to meet another @OzzyOsbourne guitarist @ZakkWyldeBLS last week @swedenrockfest. A hero of mine! Even more delighted to be told I was hero of his!! FFS!! An absolute gent! Thank you very much Zakk! ??????? pic.twitter.com/psIuKaS9rr— Bernie Torme (@Bernie_Torme) June 16, 2018
Prior to his work with Ozzy Osbourne, Bernie appeared on three-chart denting albums with Gillan from 1979 to 1981 (Mr. Universe, Glory Road, and Future Shock).
He was a member of Desperado from 1988 with Dee Snider and late Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr and in 2006 formed the band Guy McCoy Tormé (GMT).
You can read our review of Bernie Tormé at last year’s Planet Rockstock right here.