Multi-platinum rockers STAIND release their seventh studio album on the 19th of September and the band are touring the UK to support the release for the first time since their last UK tour dates in January 2009 – date and ticket details can be FOUND HERE. Produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, MACHINE HEAD) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, the eponymous record stands as
STAIND’s most intense and powerful work to date.
Lead single ‘Not Again’ boasts pummeling guitars and an incisive, infectious hook:
“That was born out of the frustrations of making this record,” exclaims singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis. “It came out of being really fucking pissed off and you can hear that in my voice.”
Meanwhile, ‘The Bottom’, featured on the ‘Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon’ movie soundtrack, twists through a haze of grinding guitars, bass and drums. With clean guitar and singing, ‘Something to Remind You’ is sparse and elegantly brutal, while ‘Paper Wings’ burns with raw rage.
Guitarist Mike Mushok sums up the band’s return to form best:
“It’s like ‘Dysfunction’ 2011,” he smiles, referring to their previous 1999 release. “The music goes back to where we started, but there’s still melody. We were ready to make an album that was heavy from beginning to end. It was time.”
STAIND are revealing the official video for Not Again today at 3pm UK time on Kerrang!’s website and you can watch that video by heading over to THIS LOCATION. You can find album formats and pre-order details by CLICKING HERE.