FU MANCHU: New Studio Album, 20th-Anniversary DVD Planned

Guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill of the Southern California fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU has issued the following update:

"First off, we are playing a show at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, California on Saturday, February 21.

"We are writing the new record now. We have about 10 new songs. We hope to write another five or six before we hit the studio in April/May. The new record should be out September/October 2009 through Century Media Records. So far it's turning out very fuzzy and heavy!!! A few faster, tweaked songs will be in there as well. We will also be doing a few cover songs if we have the extra time in the studio. We will release a two-song seven-inch [single] on our own at the Dojo Records sometime before or after the full-length comes out. The seven-inch will be a limited pressing of 900, like the last one we released with the VOID cover song.

"2010 will be FU MANCHU's 20th year of being a band. We have some very limited reissues planned and selected shows where we will be playing certain records straight through. A DVD is also planned wih stuff from waaaaay back up until now. Live shows and videos. We are hoping to put all the videos that weve done on there as well. Some never before seen."

FU MANCHU's latest album, "We Must Obey", was released in February 2007 via Century Media/Liquor and Poker. The CD was recorded at Hollywood's Grandmaster Recorders studio (TOOL, NINE INCH NAILS, BLACK CROWES). Finishing touches were added by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering (VELVET REVOLVER, PENNYWISE, REV. HORTON HEAT).

In addition to the songs "Hung Out To Dry" and "Between The Lines" — both also available on the limited-edition "Hung Out To Dry" EP — the album includes a cover of THE CARS classic "Moving In Stereo".

FU MANCHU's video for the song "Hung out to Dry" can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles with director Lucas Heyne (MASTER P, TSAR, SWITCHFOOT).


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