Published Mar 30, 2009They've fallen back down and here we are to pick them up again.
Six years after staying on their Hellcat imprint yet receiving some low-profile assistance from Warner Brothers for the release of last effort Indestructible, modern punk rock heroes Rancid have moved back to the more familiar - and ostensibly cooler - home turf of Epitaph.
With that return, the band have announced that their seventh studio album will be titled Let The Dominoes Fall and is scheduled for a June 2 release. Support will come via a summer tour with fellow punk heroes Rise Against.
While still boasting original members Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals), Lars Frederiksen (guitar/vocals) and Matt Freeman (bass/vocals), Let The Dominoes Fall will be the first album to feature former the Used drummer Branden Steineckert since he replaced Brett Reed in 2006. The album features 19 original tracks and was recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz.
"The crew is back doing what we do best," says Armstrong. "We approached every element of this record as a team, and the result is my favorite Rancid record to date."
The first single "Last One To Die," will premiere on April 7 via a widget available now on Rancid's MySpace page. Fans can register to get a personal embed code and then spread the widget to other sites. Every time someone enters valid info into the widget, a point will be allotted. The 25 people with the most points will receive a pair of free tickets to see Rancid on the aforementioned summer tour with Rise Against.
Let The Dominoes Fall tracklisting:
"East Bay Night"
"Up To No Good"
"Last One To Die"
"I Ain't Worried"
"The Bravest Kids"
"Liberty and Freedom"
"You Want It, You Got It"
"That's Just The Way It Is Now"