JOEL HOEKSTRA Talks New Record “Crash of Life” And His Vision About Them: ‘I Model My Albums as What I Would Want to Hear as a Listener, Not as a Guitarist’

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Joel Hoekstra will release his third solo album, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 “Crash of Life”, on June 16th via Frontiers Music SRL.

Joel has put forth his latest sonic guitar assault onto the world with “Crash of Life”, and the album delivers precisely what you would expect from the guitarist; crushing and memorable riffs, tastefully melodic solos, terrific guitar tone, and soaring vocals. With each solo album, Joel showcases that he is not only a tremendously talented guitarist but a fantastic songwriter. From the hard-rocking opener of “Everybody Knows Everything” to the infectious “Far Too Deep” to the up-tempo “Through The Night” with its pop sensibilities, Joel has delivered another powerful melodic album that will appeal to any hard rock music fan.

Joel Hoekstra’s 13 is rounded off by bassist Tony Franklin [Blue Murder, The Firm], drummer Vinny Appice [Last In Line, Dio, Black Sabbath], keyboardist Derek Sherinian [Sons Of Apollo, Black Country Communion], and vocalist Girish Pradhan [Girish And The Chonicles].

Pre-order or pre-save “Crash Of Life” AT THIS LOCATION.

“Crash of Life” Album Artwork

Correspondent Robert Cavuoto spoke to Joel about this musically diverse album, how using the same musicians in the band makes it sound cohesive, why he is involved in so many musical projects, and playing a three-minute solo on an instrumental album is no longer of interest. He candidly discusses the financial limitation to taking Joel Hoekstra’s 13 on the road, his plans to meet up with David Coverdale in the next few weeks, and how proud he is of his legacy with Whitesnake. Check out their conversation below, and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and  subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.

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