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The Killers Reveal ‘Battle Born’ Album Title

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The Killers are moving forward with their next album, and there’s now an album title to discuss. The group revealed in an upcoming interview with Rolling Stone that ‘Battle Born’ will be the moniker placed on their new disc.

According to NME, the title has several connotations personal to the band. Singer Brandon Flowers stated that it’s a nickname for their home state of Nevada, and he added that the group has taken the title and also applied it to their own home studio. Speaking of the ‘Battle Born’ relevance, Flowers said, ‘In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better.”

The group is in the process of recording the disc with an eye toward releasing the album this fall. The band members confirmed such song titles as ‘Heart of a Girl,’ ‘Flesh and Bone,’ ‘Carry Me Home,’ and ‘Runaways’ for the release. They’ve also opened the doors to ‘Battle Born’ studios to a number of producers, with Stuart Price, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor and Brendan O’Brien all lending a hand so far. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci says of the disc, “It’s living up to its title. This is our difficult fourth record.”

Perhaps that’s due to the layoff for the band. The group took most of 2010 off while singer Brandon Flowers promoted a solo album. They regrouped last year for a few shows and recorded and released their annual Christmas benefit song. But after working steadily for the better part of a decade, the Las Vegas rockers finally picked up the pace on recording earlier this year. The band’s first new piece of music since their holiday single occurred earlier this month when their cover of the Raspberries ‘Go All the Way’ turned up on the ‘Dark Shadows‘ soundtrack.

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