Ayé ! C’est officiel, le retour du supergroupe The Damned Things se confirme après 9 ans d’absence (Tool a encore gagné de ce point de vue) ! Nouvelle photo de profil sur Facebook, léger remaniement de lineup Rob Caggiano et Josh Newton ne sont plus là, remplacés par le bassiste Dan Andriano d’Alkaline Trio. Le groupe compte toujours Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley, Scott Ian (Anthrax ) et Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die).
On apprend donc qu’un premier single « Clles » se laissera découvrir dès demain et qu’il préfigure non pas un EP mais bien un album complet, « High Crimes », prévu le 26 Avril.
« I originally wanted to open the record with this song called ‘Storm Charmer’ because it was really slow and ominous, which is probably a bad idea. [Laughs] I think I love ‘Cells’ — that is one of my favorite songs on the record. ‘Cells’, ‘Omen’ and ‘Carry A Brick’ are some of my favorites.
« Honestly, I’ve been sitting with the demos for nearly two years, and I still haven’t got sick of any of it. I don’t listen to it in a self-serving way. I’ll listen to them and think, ‘When am I going to hate them?’ And every time I listen to them, I really like all these songs. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a record and found there’s not a lot I would change. With making anything, I could tweak it forever, but I think with this one, the mentality was just: go in, write these songs, and when they’re done, they’re done. Don’t overthink anything. Hopefully, by approaching it in a ‘Let’s make them sound really cool and not tweak them forever’ stance, then they would be the rawest possible version. I though the last record was definitely a little flippant in production, and I just wanted to pull back on that. »
Source : Le Père Noël mec !