New Releases: April 8, 2022 – Black Swan

Black Swan Generation Mind


Frontiers Records loves putting super-groups together. Like most super-groups that come together, most fall short of the expectations.

Black Swan is a band that at least in my mind has always worked. You have four thoroughbred musicians, whose credentials speak for themselves. Robin McAuley is best known for his work with MSG. Reb Beach has worked with Whitesnake, Winger, and Twisted Sister to name a few. Matt Starr has played with Mr. Big and Ace Frehley. While Jeff Pilson has played with Dokken, Dio, and is in Foreigner. He has also produced a lot of other bands over the years.

Instead of being an album where everyone has to show off their talent, and each component is just intent on their own self-promotion, this album works. They sound like a cohesive band that has been writing and recording music with each other for decades. The songs and band don’t sound like your generic run-of-the-mill, “checks in the mail” thrown together project.

Robin has such a unique, identifiable voice, after the revolving door of vocalists Michael Schenker has used over the years, there is a reason why he’s still identified with the band. He, in my opinion, sang on two of MSG’s best albums.

Generation Mind to me is the long-lost fourth McAuley Schenker album. Yes, Robin has recorded several albums in between, a few with Schekner actually. And that’s without mentioning the first Black Swan album. But this album shows that he still has that same power, and his melodies are still captivating. They are just as relevant as those MSG albums.

Although Robin really stands out, the entire band shines and makes this album a worthwhile listen.

If you remotely like the musical legacy of these four members of the band, check the album out.

Here is Black Swan with the track "Miracle" off of their latest album Generation Mind.

Interested in checking out Generation Mind by Black Swan before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


Destruction – Diabolical

Joe Satriani – The Elephants Of Mars

Jack White – Fear Of The Dawn

Papa Roach – Ego Trip

Black Swan – Eagles Fly

Incite – Wake Up Dead

Linda Lindas – Growing Up

Dynazty – Final Advent

Mors Principium Est – Liberate The Unborn Inhumanity

Hällas – Isle Of Wisdom

Vermörd – Nostalgic Predictions

Greenbeard – Variant

First Signal – Closer To The Edge

Fortune – Level Ground

Treat – The Endgame

Saphath – Ascension of the Dark Prophet

Skumstrike – Deadly Intrusions

Or – Pariah

Abhorrent Expanse – Gateways To Resplendence


Tool – Fear Inoculum Vinyl

Serj Tankian & The F.C.C. – Live At Leeds

Yob – Atma Deluxe Edition

Therion – Beyond Sanctorum

Therion – Lepaca Kliffoth

Therion – Symphony Masses: No Drakon Ho Megas


Dream Theater – …And Beyond – Live In Japan, 2017

Inglorious – MMXXI Live At The Phoenix

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