Rush reveal details of new album
Legendary prog rock band Rush have unveiled details of its highly anticipated new album, Clockwork Angels. This is the renowned trio's first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner Records.
In the UK, the album will be released on June 11th in exclusive Classic Rock Fan Pack form – providing a unique collectible package containing the 12 track studio album alongside a specially created magazine with unseen behind-the-scenes content put together by Classic Rock. The Fan Pack cover will also feature brand new exclusive artwork from Rush’s long-time collaborator Hugh Syme (who also designed the Clockwork Angels artwork), and will also come with free gifts including a limited edition keyring & artwork poster. This is available for pre-order at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/rush, where all early bird orders will receive a personalised Rush poster. Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally, with a standard physical release of the album following on July 9th 2012.
The recording of Clockwork Angels began in April 2010 with Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones), who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007's Snakes & Arrows. The first two songs, 'Caravan' and 'BU2B', were completed during that first session at Nashville’s Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011. Work on the record resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the tour’s finale, with additional strings recorded at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios earlier this year. Lyrically, Clockwork Angels chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and colourful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The novelization is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.
The track listing for Clockwork Angels is as follows;
3. Clockwork Angels
4. The Anarchist
6. Halo Effect
7. Seven Cities Of Gold
8. The Wreckers
9. Headlong Flight
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden