THE DAMNED’S 12TH STUDIO ALBUM “DARKADELIC” RECEIVES RAVES FROM GLOBAL MEDIA
OFFERING OUT NOW VIA earMUSIC DISTRIBUTED BY BFD/THE ORCHARD IN NORTH AMERICA
WEST COAST TOUR DATES KICK OFF LATER THIS MONTH
(New York, NY) – The Damned’s newly-released twelfth studio album, DARKADELIC, has been receiving rave reviews from the media worldwide. In the United States, the iconic rockers grace the cover of the June/July issue of Goldmine, with the magazine declaring their new album “damn near perfect”. Glide avowed, “The Damned achieved something so many bands have attempted and fallen short of, they created an album with so much depth and impressive musicianship that it forces us to rethink when their “glory days” really occurred or if they ever ended.” They have also received feature coverage in such major US outlets as Spin, Paste and Billboard.
The media in the UK has been no less enthusiastic with Vive Le Rock declaring, “Some of their finest recorded performances. The Damned have pulled a blinder” and Mojo referring to the album as “A late-era joyride full of grace and power”. Classic Rock highlighted the album as “An early contender for Album Of The Year…” while The Sun enthused, “…a brilliant spotlight into the darkness…” Italy’s Rock Hard determined the album to be “fresh and sparkling,” while Germany’s Visions deemed it “inspired to the core”.
Check out the three videos that have been released from DARKADELIC: “The Invisible Man,” “Beware Of The Clown” and “You’re Gonna Realise”. Click here to access the album cover. Released via earMUSIC, DARKADELIC is distributed by BFD/The Orchard in North America. Alongside Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Paul Gray and Monty Oxymoron, William Granville-Taylor joins the band on drums. DARKADELIC is produced, engineered and mixed by Thomas Mitchener (La Roux/Tyler, The Futureheads, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster) for Big Life Management and mastered by John Davis (U2, The Killers, Gorillaz) at Metropolis Studios. DARKADELIC was recorded at Kore Studios, Acton And Broadfields Studio, Watford.
DARKADELIC is available as a CD, as 1 LP black vinyl, limited edition 1 LP transparent vinyl including DARKADELIC Slipmat and digitally. Click here to purchase the album. In other news, The Damned have confirmed a short run of headlining United States tour dates on the West Coast next month. Please see below for the itinerary.
Ground-breaking rock band The Damned exploded on to the British music scene more than forty-five years ago. Following their formation in 1976, The Damned became the first UK band in the punk rock genre to release a single (“New Rose”) and then an album (DAMNED, DAMNED, DAMNED). Initially associated with the British punk rock movement and then gothic rock, the band went on to release ten studio albums and several UK-charting singles which ran the gamut from punk rock to gothic to even the pop genre. They have legions of hardcore fans worldwide and have firmly established themselves as one of most powerful and theatrical live bands in the world.
The Damned United States tour dates:
20 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
21 Belasco Theatre Los Angeles, CA
23 The Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
24 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
25 The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
26 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival Las Vegas, NV (non-headlining)