November 11, 2020

Singer, songwriter and producer Jason Bieler has announced the January release of his new solo album, Songs For The Apocalypse, under the moniker Jason Bieler and The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra. It sees him working with a diverse array of musical friends that include Todd LaTorre (Queensrÿche), Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Devin Townsend, Pat Badger (Extreme), Butch Walker (ex-Marvelous 3), Bumblefoot (Sons of Apollo), Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Benji Webbe (Skindred) and Kyle Sanders (Hellyeah). A full list of cohorts can be found below.

The first single from the record, Apology, features Todd LaTorre (Queensrÿche) on drums, Kevin Scott on bass and a guest guitar solo from Andee Blacksugar of KMFDM, with Bieler handling lead vocals and all other instruments.

Jason Bieler was initially known for co-founding the Miami, Florida based hard rock act Saigon Kick, who achieved a platinum single with Love Is On The Way from their gold-selling album The Lizard, which was produced by Bieler. He also played in an early touring version of Talisman with Marcel Jacob and Jeff Scott Soto, as well as Super Transatlantic with Extreme bassist Pat Badger, who earned a gold record for their work on the soundtrack for the movie American Pie.

In recent years, Bieler has been touring extensively as a solo artist with a show that features a wide array of musical styles, absurdist humour and numerous special guests. Together with his brother, he also co-runs the Bieler Bros. record label, which has worked with artists such as Skindred, Will Haven, Nonpoint, Karnivool, Sikth and more.

Songs For The Apocalypse track list

1  Never Ending Circle
2  Apology
3  Bring Out Your Dead
4  Annalise
5  Stones Will Fly
6  Down In A Hole
7  Anthem For Losers
8  Horror Wobbles The Hippo
9  Beyond Hope
10  Crab Claw Dan
11  Born Of The Sun
12  Baby Driver
13  Alone In The World
14  Very Fine People
15  Fkswyso

All instruments and vocals by Jason Bieler except:

Todd LaTorre – drums
Kevin Scott – bass
Andee Blacksugar – solos

 Bring Out Your Dead
Edu Cominato – drums
David Ellefson – bass
Devin Townsend – solo

Kevin Scott – bass

 Stones Will Fly
Ricky Sanders – drums
Pat Badger – bass
Butch Walker – solo & extra guitars

 Down In A Hole
Edu Cominato – drums
Kyle Sanders – bass
Stephen Gibb – extra guitars

 Anthem For Losers
Ricky Sanders – drums
Clay Cook – bass, piano, guitar twanging

 Horror Wobbles The Hippo
Emil Werstler – extra guitar solos and soundscapes

 Beyond Hope
Benji Webbe – guest vocals
Ricky Sanders – drums
David Ellefson – bass
Bumblefoot – solo

 Born Of The Sun
Edu Cominato – drums
Kyle Sanders – bass
Clint Lowery – solo

 Alone In The World
Ricky Sanders – drums
Jeff Scott Soto – guest vocals