Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, "Brotherhood Of Metal", on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer.
Says THE RODS drummer Carl Canedy: "If you like the first song, then the odds are you'll like the whole album. It's balls-to-the-wall heavy metal, song after song. No ballads and nothing your mom will be humming."
Spring 1980 saw the foundation of the group surrounding vocalist/guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, a cousin of the unforgotten Ronnie James Dio and former member of their joint band, ELF. Six years and five albums later, THE RODS decided to go separate ways in 1986 and disappeared from the scene for more than twenty years, rising again like a phoenix from the ashes in 2011 with their outstanding comeback album "Vengeance".
The three musicians — Feinstein, Canedy and bassist Garry Bordonaro — have recorded eleven songs for "Brotherhood Of Metal" (a twelfth track will be included as a bonus track on the vinyl edition). Recorded at the Barn Castle and the Nire Studio, engineered by Lonnie Park, Carl Canedy and Eric Chesek, the album features spectacular cover artwork courtesy of Belgian artist Eric Philippe and brings a breath of fresh air to the band's classic metal.
The "Brotherhood Of Metal" album title reflects the musicians' attitude to life, and what is more, it's the general philosophy of this exceptional band.
Says Carl: "David, Garry and I are still close friends all these years later. We're a band of brothers and proud that we're heavier than ever and making great RODS music for the fans."
"Brotherhood Of Metal" will be released as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold (incl bonus track "Crank It Up (35 Years)"),as a digital download and via stream music services.
01. Brotherhood Of Metal (7:28)
02. Everybody's Rockin' (3:57)
03. Smoke On The Horizon (4:47)
04. Louder Than Loud (4:15)
05. Tyrant King (4:38)
06. Party All Night (2:49)
07. Tonight We Ride (4:40)
08. 1982 (5:16)
09. Hell On Earth (4:20)
10. The Devil Made Me Do It (3:54)
11. Evil In Me (6:26)