Classic rock heavyweights Asia have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming studio album, ‘Gravitas.’
The cover was designed by Roger Dean, who previously worked with Asia on the album artwork for their self-titled debut, ‘Alpha,’ ‘Astra,’ and the band’s 2012 studio album ‘XXX.’ Dean is also well known for designing the album artwork for Yes.
‘Gravitas’ marks the first Asia studio album since 2004’s ‘Silent Nation’ to not include original guitarist Steve Howe, who departed from the lineup to focus on his work with Yes, It is also the band’s first to feature newly appointed guitarist Sam Coulson, who was discovered via an online talent search.
Joining Coulson in the Asia lineup are founding members John Wetton (lead vocals, bass, guitar), Geoff Downes (keyboards, keytar, backing vocals), and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). Asia’s fourteenth studio album ‘Gravitas’ is due for release on March 25th via Frontiers Records.