Molly Hatchet, the unstoppable ambassadors of Southern Rock, are back again with a new live offering, entitled “Battleground”. Their last album of original material might be too far back in the rear-view mirror now, but their relentless touring schedule proves that they’re still a force to be reckoned with. The musicians surrounding guitarist Bobby Ingram have reinforced their reputation as an awesome live act in brilliant live “battles”, so it comes as no surprise that requests by their international fan base for a new live recording have been growing increasingly insistent for a number of years.
As can be read on our review of “Battleground”, the band burns bright with the fire of enthusiasm that shines during live performances. The album was recorded in Pratteln, Switzerland, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and during Molly Hatchet’s 40th anniversary tour of the United States and features a fantastic cover artwork created by Paul Raymond Gregory (Saxon, Motörhead, Uriah Heep, among others). Bobby Ingram sat down with Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf to discuss the live album, the band’s legacy and the plans for 2020.
Slideshow photographs by LockedIN Magazine