In a surprise announcement earlier this week, Skid Row welcomed Erik Grönwall, formerly of Swedish rockers H.E.A.T., to the band as their new lead singer, replacing ZP Theart. In addition to taking over duties for all scheduled shows, the band also revealed that Grönwall had recorded the vocals for the their forthcoming album, The Gang's All Here, due October 14 via earMUSIC.
Now, Skid Row has shared the title track and first single from that album, and you can check it out above.
In a new statement, Skid Row guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan said, "We are beyond excited to release this record. It has been a long time in the making and a lot of hard work has been put into it by the band and our producer Nick Raskulinecz. The addition of Erik has lifted the songs to new heights.
"Add all this to the fact that we start our world tour in Las Vegas with the Scorpions residency this Saturday at Zappos Theater makes it easy to say that Skid Row is going to have a great year."
"The Gang's All Here" track listing:
1. Hell or High Water
2. The Gang's All Here
3. Not Dead Yet
4. Time Bomb
6. Nowhere Fast
7. When the Lights Come On
8. Tear It Down
9. October's Song
10. World's on Fire
As previously reported, the band welcomed Grönwall by heralding "a new era for Skid Row.” They added, "With a new album, a new single and a world tour, we've added a new voice. Welcome powerhouse vocalist Erik Grönwall."
Grönwall for his part, wrote online, "Ladies and gents. I hereby declare the circle of all fucking circles complete. You're looking at the new singer of @officialskidrow #skidrow #erikgronwall."
The “circle” is likely a reference to Grönwall's cover of "18 and Life,” which he shared online in August, 2021, and of which he wrote at the time: “This song was basically the starting point of my professional career as an artist. I performed this song during my Swedish Idol audition back in 2009. Twelve years later it’s time to give this bad boy a try again.”
Grönwall spent roughly a decade with H.E.A.T., appearing on four studio albums, including 2020’s H.E.A.T II, before leaving the band that same year.