Red Dragon Cartel is the name of guitarist Jake E. Lee’s new band.
Jake is mostly known from the period in the eighties when he played the guitar in Ozzy Osbourne’s band and was a major contributor to Ozzy’s albums Bark At The Moon en Ultimate Sin. And of course from the band he started after his Ozzy-era: Badlands.
And now, after almost 20 years of relative silence, Jake is back with Red Dragon Cartel.
He started the band with bass player / producer Ronnie Mancuso, got drummer Jonas Fairley and singer Darren (D.J.) Smith to join them and recorded a great first album, Red Dragon Cartel, with guest apearances by people like Rex Brown (Pantera), Scott Reeder (Kyuss), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Jeremy Spencer (Five FingerDeath Punch), Paul Di’Anno (once Iron Maiden) en Maria Brink (In This Moment).
These pictures were taken during their first tour when they played at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg NL.