Get ready, “Patina” is coming and with it, Jake E. Lee is BACK!

After a self-imposed exile from the music industry and the public eye, heralded guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) returned with a fresh new band, RED DRAGON CARTEL in 2014.

The band’s debut album included participation from a number of special guests, including Maria Brink from In This Moment, Jeremy Spencer from Five Finger Death Punch, and Robin Zander from Cheap Trick, but the plan was always to create a proper new artistic vehicle for Jake to bring back his own style of music and playing that has earned him so many admirers around the globe.

Jake’s comeback was greeted with much enthusiasm from the fans and media alike and the virtuoso guitarist is back once again to grace the rock world with his unbridled skill!

With an extremely talented band featuring Anthony Esposito on bass (ex-Lynch Mob), Phil Varone (ex-Saigon Kick, Skid Row) on drums and singer Darren Smith (Harem Scarem) backing him up, Jake has delivered the album fans have been eager to hear since Badlands dissolved years ago.

Red Dragon Cartel
Red Dragon Cartel

“Patina,” the new album, is a definitive statement of Jake’s unbelievable skills.

The record returns to the bluesy, fierce hard rock sound of the Badlands days, updated with a monster production from Esposito and a perfect mix, courtesy of Max Norman whose relationship with Jake dates back to his days with Ozzy Osbourne.

Get ready, “Patina” is coming and with it, Jake E. Lee is BACK!


01. Speedbag
02. Havana
03. Crooked Man
04. The Luxury Of Breathing
05 .Bitter
06. Chasing Ghosts
07. A Painted Heart
08. Punchclown (Bonus Track)
09. My Beautiful Mess
10. Ink & Water

Produced by Anthony Esposito & Jake E. Lee, mixed by Max Norman


Jake E Lee – Guitars
Darren James Smith – Lead vocals
Anthony Esposito – Bass guitars
Phil Varone – Drums


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