The Darkness Announce New Album Due in Fall 2017
U.K. retro-rock band the Darkness have announced details for a brand new album, which is set for a September 2017 release.
"Brooding, magnificent. Like the mighty mother condor, sitting atop her rock egg in a nest of curly hair on the side of a powerful mountain," said band leader Justin Hawkins in the official press release. "That is what they say, and they are right."
"Now, as we all know, great news comes in twos – so rejoice children of the world, because the rock egg is soon to hatch! In September of this annus rockabilis, and with the help of those excellent people at Cooking Vinyl, we will issue forth a fifth LP record album for your delectation," Hawkins continued. "In order for you to engage completely in this astounding event, we have joined with PledgeMusic to offer amazing deals on said record and also some excellently terrific concert tickets."
The album, as yet untitled, is available in a wide variety of options including deluxe editions of vinyl and CD, test pressings, and even cassette. U.K. fans who pre-order will also gain access to premium concert tickets for their fall 2017 tour. The lineup remains singer/guitarist Justin Hawkins, guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Taylor, son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor.
The Darkness first exploded onto the international music scene with their landmark debut, Permission to Land back in 2003. Their most recent LP, Last of Our Kind was issued in 2015 and reached No. 1 on the U.K. Rock chart, and No. 2 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart.
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