German rockers THE NEW BLACK will release their third album, III: Cut Loose, on March 15th via AFM Records.
Mixing duties were handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRETTY MAIDS) who commented: "These guys completely floored me with their stylish mix of both modern metal and vintage rock 'n' roll. This is a band that could get big if things are done the right way!"
III: Cut Loose was once more recorded and produced by the band themselves. The album will be released in different configurations, among them a big fat digipak with loads of bonus tracks. There‘s also talk of guest singers, free downloads and video clips with nasty spiders and middlefingers... Details to follow.
III: Cut Loose finds the band fine-tuning their signature style while keeping heaviness and catchiness fully intact. Their music has been described in the past as "Our kind of party: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bring the booze, PANTERA spice it up, THIN LIZZY add some taste, and ALTER BRIDGE smooth it over before METALLICA turn it black. And you can be there, too!”
The self-titled debut album was released in 2009, after the pre-production was named Demo Of The Month in four major music magazines in their native Germany. The sophomore effort, II: Better In Black, dropped in 2011. The New Black have played alongside acts as Volbeat, Alter Bridge and Black Label Society, they have rocked all major festivals like Wacken and Rock am Ring, and supported AC/DC in front of 65,000 people.
The New Black have posted short video clips from the III: Cut Loose studio sessions here
. They've also posted a photo gallery to document their studio antics. Check it out at this location
In addition, the band have announced dates on the upcoming Rock N' Roll Overdose tour through Germany with PSYCHOPUNCH, MOTORJESUS, '77 and SUPERCHARGER Their schedule is as follows:
12 - Losheim - Eisenbahnhalle
13 - Bochum - Matrix
17 - Berlin - C-Club
18 - Hamburg - Markthalle
20 - Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
26 - Memmingen - Kaminwerk
27 - Halle (Saale) - Steintor-Varietè