ANOTHER ANIMAL: Debut Album To Arrive In February

ANOTHER ANIMAL, the new band featuring GODSMACK members Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Tony Rombola (guitar), alongside vocalist Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, LIFE OF AGONY, MEDICATION) and DROPBOX guitarist Lee Richards, will release its debut album in February via via Republic/Universal. "We know we said the CD was going to be out sometime late summer but we decided to hold back the date 'till [next year]," the band wrote in a recent news update. "This is because with most of the guys out on the road for the GODSMACK tour with ROB ZOMBIE and SHINEDOWN, it will be hard to give ANOTHER ANIMAL as much publicity and press as we would like. We don't wanna treat this CD as anything less then fucking awesome ... and want to do it right! We appreciate all of the fans and their patience and know you are awaiting its release, but again we want release it with fullest amount of effort and attention. We hope you all will bear with us and understand right now is kinda hectic for most of us."

As previously reported, ANOTHER ANIMAL has made one track, entitled "Find a Way", available for download via its MySpace page. The song is one of the 20-some surplus tracks GODSMACK members wrote for the group's latest album, "IV", that didn't make the final cut.

"We hooked up with Lee Richards and Whit Crane, and while not all of the material is leftover GODSMACK material, a lot of it was," Larkin told earlier in the year. "A lot of it was real metal. We're more a hard-rock band, GODSMACK. So a lot of those riffs we threw to the side. Working as a side project on these songs is nice, because you don't have the pressure of being in this multiplatinum thing, where everybody's really looking at you and there is anticipation. With ANOTHER ANIMAL, we can just go in and be musicians."


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