The Fall Gear Up for "Greek Heavy Metal" Album, Call Out These New Puritans
Published Nov 25, 2010British post-punks the Fall recently announced that they would be reissuing their 1985 classic, This Nation's Saving Grace, as a deluxe three-disc set. In addition to digging into the archives, they're still churning out albums at a dizzying pace, releasing Your Future Our Clutter back in April. Now, frontman Mark E. Smith has revealed that they are working on yet another new LP that reportedly sounds like "Greek heavy metal."
The band have been recording at Hustle Studios in Manchester, with plans to release a new album in 2011. Speaking about the new songs, Smith told The Quietus, "No, [the new songs] are a lot heavier actually. We do this song and... it's like a Greek heavy metal group. We've rearranged the song and put totally different lyrics on it. It sounds really good. It's like... well, I can't describe it, really." He went on to call it, "A bit like Aphrodite's Child, yeah... but better!"
The Quietus also reported that the band have played a new song entitled "Greenway" live. During a performance, Smith apparently went into a rant about the band These New Puritans, saying that they were irritating and had "leant" on the Fall. We guess that means we can add These New Puritans onto Smith's beef list, along with Pavement and Mumford & Sons.