Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, "Brotherhood Of Metal", on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Louder Than Loud", can be seen below.
Drummer Carl Canedy says: "'Louder Than Loud' was the first song written for the new album. It was also the working title for the album until the very last moment. The idea was to write about how we approach our stage show. It has to be loud, and if you can make it louder, then definitely CRANK IT UP! This is also one of the songs I'm most anxious to perform live. It's a balls-to-the-wall track from beginning to end!"
Spring 1980 saw the foundation of the group surrounding vocalist/guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, a cousin of the unforgotten Ronnie James Dio and former member of their joint band, ELF. Six years and five albums later, THE RODS decided to go separate ways in 1986 and disappeared from the scene for more than twenty years, rising again like a phoenix from the ashes in 2011 with their outstanding comeback album "Vengeance".
The three musicians — Feinstein, Canedy and bassist Garry Bordonaro — have recorded eleven songs for "Brotherhood Of Metal" (a twelfth track will be included as a bonus track on the vinyl edition). Recorded at the Barn Castle and the Nire Studio, engineered by Lonnie Park, Carl Canedy and Eric Chesek, the album features spectacular cover artwork courtesy of Belgian artist Eric Philippe and brings a breath of fresh air to the band's classic metal.
The "Brotherhood Of Metal" album title reflects the musicians' attitude to life, and what is more, it's the general philosophy of this exceptional band.
Says Carl: "David, Garry and I are still close friends all these years later. We're a band of brothers and proud that we're heavier than ever and making great RODS music for the fans."
"Brotherhood Of Metal" will be released as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold (incl bonus track "Crank It Up (35 Years)"), as a digital download and via stream music services.
01. Brotherhood Of Metal (7:28)
02. Everybody's Rockin' (3:57)
03. Smoke On The Horizon (4:47)
04. Louder Than Loud (4:15)
05. Tyrant King (4:38)
06. Party All Night (2:49)
07. Tonight We Ride (4:40)
08. 1982 (5:16)
09. Hell On Earth (4:20)
10. The Devil Made Me Do It (3:54)
11. Evil In Me (6:26)