"Burning Star", the new video from Danish rockers D-A-D, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in eight years, "A Prayer For The Loud", which was released on May 31 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK" harks back to the core of what D-A-D does better than most: four guys who play thrilling rock music with ferocious energy, catchy songs and an infectious commitment. "A Prayer For The Loud" has a clear musical link to classic D-A-D albums such as "No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims" and "Riskin' It All".
D-A-D was able to pick and choose from a large selection of songs which have been distilled down to what bassist Stig Pedersen describes as the "cream of the crop." Among the 11 tracks on "A Prayer For The Loud", you'll find songs that fit right into a vintage D-A-D mould: throbbing, adrenaline-soaked rock, big ballads and mid-tempo songs guided by strong melodies. According to the band itself, this is a contemporary D-A-D album where the quartet has refined some of their cardinal virtues. Everything superfluous has been discarded in the editing suite, cutting the sound and the band's expression right down to the core.
D-A-D said to say about the new album: "In the past, we have occasionally gone down new avenues to try out stuff that was pretty far from the heart of what we do. It's been a lot of fun, but this time we have tried to narrow it down to the essence. This time around, we are just being who we really are.
"'A Prayer For The Loud' is a record where the focus is on melodies and energy. We've made a real effort when it comes to writing the choruses and it's resulted in some great songs where we were meticulous with the details without losing the original rawness and pure energy."
The band worked on "A Prayer For The Loud" for the past three years, while breaking off to go touring. The album was produced in familiar surroundings at Grapehouse studio in Copenhagen with longtime collaborators Nick Foss and Rune Nissen Petersen. It's resulted in a record which the band is thrilled about.
Frontman Jesper Binzer said: "Most of all, we are proud that we have nailed 11 awesome tracks that are based on where we are right now. We are not shooting in the dark here — this is straight from the heart."
"A Prayer For The Loud" track listing:
01. Burning Star 02. A Prayer For The Loud 03. Nothing Ever Changes 04. The Sky Is Made Of Blues 05. The Real Me 06. No Doubt About It 07. A Drug For The Heart 08. Musical Chairs 09. Time Is A Train 10. Happy Days In Hell 11. If The World Just
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