In today's weird metal news, reality TV star, radio host and frontman for the legendary Twisted Sister Dee Snider is releasing a new album. And it'll be via Napalm Records, which is sort of strange considering Snider’s catalog of music doesn’t necessarily match the label’s prog, death, and symphonic metal vibes.
Regardless, the singer who rose to fame with the aforementioned Twisted Sister, is gearing up to release For The Love of Metal on July 27.
What’s actually pretty cool about the album is that there’s a solid lineup of contributors, which is pleasantly surprising and curious.
The album was produced by hardcore vocalist Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).
“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world's leading labels for heavy music,” said Snider via press release. “It's a perfect home for this album! I believe there's something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”
Producer Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed commented: “I'm so happy and proud to have been a part of this project. Dee Snider is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth. His power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it's a great time to be a fan of heavy music!”
“To be given the chance to write for AND sing with Dee Snider, one of the men responsible for shaping heavy music as it is today, is an absolute honor,” said ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. “The voice, the mind, the swagger...the man is one of a kind.”
Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy stated: “I am honored and humbled to sing alongside such a truly unique and talented soul. I love that Dee Snider has continued to shock people for decades just by being himself. I can't wait for everyone to hear our duet! It was no easy task matching up to Dee's level of vocal prowess but I was happy to accept the challenge and I'm in love with the results!”
Here’s the tracklisting and promo video from Snider himself :
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow's No Concern
3. I am The Hurricane
4. American Made
5. Roll Over You
6. I'm Ready
7. Running Mazes
9. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal
So, even if you don't necessarily dig Dee Snider, the folks he's collaborating with on this record, might be worth checking out when it comes out.
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