It’s been several years since we’ve heard anything about The Damned Things. The band that features members of Anthrax, Every Time I Die, and Fall Out Boy put out their debut album Ironiclast in 2010, toured a bunch, and kept it quiet ever since. Will 2017 be the year for new music?
Shiner, featuring Josh Newton (ex-Every Time I Die, The Damned Things), have plans to reunite for four reunion shows, as well as issue their 2001 album The Egg on vinyl.
Dates for upcoming shows are to be announced, while an image of The Egg on vinyl can be viewed below courtesy of the band’s recently launched Tumblr page.
With Knives, featuring Josh Newton (ex-Every Time I Die, The Damned Things) and recently joined Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things), will enter a Kansas City studio in February to begin tracking their debut EP.
Originally formed as Newton’s solo project, the newly formed band plans to tour in support of the EP, Trohman stated, adding “We plan on putting it out ourselves using our Son Of Man thing as a record label. The plan is to release it as a 10” and download only, considering more people own and use a computer these days than a CD player.”
A previously unreleased track from The Damned Things, “Trophy Widow,” has premiered at GuitarWorld.com.
The song comes off the video game soundtrack, Batman: Arkham City – The Album, due on October 4th, while the video game will see its release on October 18th.
A preview of unreleased tracks from Serj Tankian, The Damned Things, Coheed and Cambria, and Crosses (Deftones, Far), featured on the upcoming video game soundtrack, Batman: Arkham City – The Album, can be heard on Amazon.
The soundtrack hits stores on September 21st, while the video game will see its release on October 21st.
Update 9/27 12:06pm – The soundtrack will now hit stores on October 4th, while the video game will see its release on October 18th.