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Albums Of The Week: Sebastian Bach | Child Within The Man


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “An album more than 10 years in the making. That’s how singer, songwriter, author, Broadway star and actor Sebastian Bach describes his new album Child Within The Man.

“I have been putting out records since the year 1989,” Bach says. “Thank YOU for 35 years of Bach ’n’ roll… all leading up to Child Within The Man! If you like the records I have put out in the past, I can guarantee that you will enjoy the new album. THIS is the kind of rock ’n’ roll that keeps you young! Can’t wait for you all to crank up Child Within The Man — a magical elixir to the fountain of youth! Gone wild! Forever! It’s all one big song! Turn it up!”

The 11-track album was recorded in Orlando, produced and mixed by Elvis Baskette, engineered by Jef Moll, assistant engineered by Josh Saldate and mastered by Robert Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. Bach wrote or co-wrote all the album’s tracks and sang all lead and backing vocals. Child Within The Man features guest appearances from John 5, Steve Stevens and Orianthi — who all co-wrote their respective tracks — and two tracks co-written with Myles Kennedy (What Do I Got to Lose? and To Live Again). Devin Bronson (guitars), Todd Kerns (bass) and Jeremy Coulson (drums) round out the players on the album.

The album artwork holds special meaning since it was designed by Bach’s father, noted visual artist David Bierk. “This album artwork was started in 1978 and finished in 2024!” Bach says.

With an inimitable presence as loud as his instantly identifiable voice, Bach has left a San Andreas Fault-size imprint on music, theater, film, television, and culture. Moreover, his influence only continues to magnify. He has penned and voiced some of the most iconic anthems in rock history, crafting a catalog highlighted by generational hits such as 18 And Life, I Remember You, Youth Gone Wild, Slave To The Grind, Wasted Time and Monkey Business, to name a few.

He made history as “the first heavy metal singer on Broadway” with a now legendary turn in Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical in addition to leading roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has appeared in dozens of television series and films, ranging from Trailer Park Boys and Robot Chicken to Spongebob Squarepants, The Masked Singer and Hell’s Kitchen. He’s the rare force of nature who can duet with Axl Rose and reprise a seven-season recurring role on Gilmore Girls.”