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The Damned Things ‘High Crimes’ Album Due In April


It looks like supergroup The Damned Things are set to release a new album, “High Crimes”, on April 26 via Nuclear Blast. The supergroup comprised of members of Every Time I Die, Anthrax And Fall Out Boy recently confirmed the addition of Alkaline Trio bassist Dan Andriano to its ranks. Dan replaces Josh Newton (Every Time I Die). Also gone from The Damned Things is guitarist Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, Anthrax).

The Damned Things guitarist Joe Trohman — who is also in Fall Out Boy — told Kerrang! magazine that the band was originally planning to release a new EP “but then it got to the point where we just made a whole record. The more we put into it, the more we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s just do this,'” he said. “I hate using the terms ‘organically,’ because it’s a pretty shitty buzzword, but it happened organically.”

Trohman gave some insight about some of the tracks on “High Crimes” album, saying: “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,” he continued. “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 thought the last record was definitely a little flippant in production, and I just wanted to pull back on that.”


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