New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have set "Based On A True Story" as the title of their new album, due on April 20 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Death To Tyrants" was recorded Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED).
Commented SICK OF IT ALL drummer Armand Majidi: "We're starting a new chapter in SICK OF IT ALL history by signing a worldwide deal with Century Media for the release of our next album, 'Based On a True Story'. We had a great European experience with them on our last record, so we're psyched to continue that relationship, as well as expand the scope of the deal by including the USA and Canada. The head of the label has been very supportive since we first met him back in the early days, and it's great to know that we have someone at the helm who really understands what we're about.
"We had an inspired recording session and the album sounds great, so we hope it brings hardcore pride back in a big way!"
Regarding the direction of the new material, SICK OF IT ALL singer Lou Koller told the LimeWire Music Blog, "It's typical us. It's a mixture of what we love — old-school sing-along Oi! music mixed with modern hardcore. That's what we do."
SICK OF IT ALL will kick off a European tour this week with DROPKICK MURPHYS. This will be followed by an extensive U.K. run with AFI.
Century Media Records in November 2006 released a limited, specially priced version of SICK OF IT ALL's latest album "Death to Tyrants", celebrating the band's 20th anniversary as still one of the leading old-school hardcore acts. Apart from very special packaging, the "Death to Tyrants – Persistence Tour Edition" contained a whole bunch of extras, like live footage (recorded in 2006 in Germany), the video clip for "Take The Night Off" and two exclusive bonus cover versions of classic SICK OF IT ALL songs by MADBALL ("Give Respect") and WALLS OF JERICHO ("Us Vs. Them").