Hard rock innovators MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER will release their long awaited new album Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: IV on September 27 via Ferret Music.  Produced by Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Audioslave), the LP shines a spotlight on the celebrated band’s sleek songcraft, virtuosic prowess and depth of musical identity.  The primal-scream therapy of underground star frontman Dallas Taylor takes on a much more multidimensional sense of atmosphere and texture on the record, finding the perfect balance of heavy-meets-euphoric while the band’s strong, fluid ROCK features big riffs, shifting tempos and a spot-on sense of balance.  The new saga of MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER‘s compelling concept R’N’R is coming September 27!

    “As humans, we play things so safe and everything “makes sense” or is “figured out” and is how it’s supposed to be,” said Taylor.  “I hope it will make people question their lives and how they do things, and make people realize what they have.  It is definitely a new band now with a new drive.  This is the most serious thing we’ve ever done and the most grown-up record I’ve ever made in my life.  I think it will surprise a lot of people who were into Maylene before.  It is a very dark record, but it’s the most truthful and heartfelt thing I have done in my life.”

    The striking cover art for Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: IV was designed by Forefathers Group (Children of Bodom, In Flames, Between the Buried and Me).  On the record, the band continues its focused conceptual and lyrical bent which plots MAYLENE as renegade outlaws from a 1920’s gangster / prohibition era real-life crime family.  The record’s gritty musical shootouts are filled with intricate guitar riffing and whiskey drenched grooves, while the lyrics take your imagination back to a time when the exploits of gangs of criminals gripped the American people and press.

    The track listing for Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: IV is as follows:

    1.) In Dead We Dream
    2.) Save Me
    3.) Faith Healer (Bring Me Down)
    4.) Open Your Eyes
    5.) Killing Me Slow
    6.) Taking on Water
    7.) Fate Games
    8.) Come for You
    9.) Never Enough
    10.) Cat’s Walk
    11.) Drought of ’85
    12.) Off to the Laughing Place

    Tireless road dogs, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER has just embarked on a 30 city U.S. tour that will run through September 3.  Fresh from tours with both Clutch and Protest the Hero, the pre-release run will bring the band’s hard-hitting live show to both new fans and loyal followers each evening.  A full listing of upcoming MATSOD live dates can be found below.

    MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER features Dallas Taylor (vocals), Chad Huff (guitar), Jake Duncan (guitar / vocals) and Brad Lehmann (bass).

    “modern swamp rock” – ROLLING STONE

    “‘Bama-based rockers return with guns blazing– REVOLVER

    “Ozzy-worthy arena-rock riffs wango tango with slippery, Southern-fried stoner rock that’s got a serious eye for groove.”

    “thunderous rock…with a refreshingly strong lyrical narrative.”– CMJ   

    “tobacco-stained Southern rock oozing with astounding, shit-kicking choruses…hooks that will stick with you for days”– ALTERNATIVE PRESS   


    * = w/ 10 Years
    + = w/ The Damned Things

    July 29                Jacksonville, NC                    Hooligan’s Music Hall *
    July 30                Fayetteville, NC                     The Rock Shop *
    July 31                Atlanta, GA                           The Masquerade *
    August 2             Orlando, FL                           Beacham Theatre *
    August 3             St. Petersburg, FL                 State Theatre *
    August 4            Jacksonville, FL                      Freebird Live *
    August 5            Tallahassee, FL                      Floyd’s Music Store *
    August 6            Tupelo, MS                            Ballard Park *
    August 7            Chattanooga, TN                    Rhythm & Brews *
    August 8            Little Rock, AR                      Downtown Music Hall *
    August 10          Denver, CO                            Marquis Theatre
    August 12          San Francisco, CA                 The Fillmore +
    August 13          San Diego, CA                       House of Blues +
    August 14          Anaheim, CA                          House of Blues +
    August 16          Dallas, TX                              House of Blues +
    August 17          Houston, TX                           House of Blues +
    August 18          Tulsa, OK                              Cain’s Ballroom +
    August 19          Chicago, IL                            House of Blues +
    August 20          Cincinnati, OH                       Bogart’s +
    August 21          Detroit, MI                             St. Andrews Hall +
    August 23          Cleveland, OH                        House of Blues +
    August 24          Asbury Park, NJ                    Stone Pony +
    August 25          Clifton Park, NY                     Northern Lights +
    August 26          New York, NY                       Gramercy Theatre +
    August 27          Philadelphia, PA                    Theatre of the Living Arts +
    August 28          Norfolk, VA                           The NorVa +
    August 29          Charlotte, NC                        The Fillmore Charlotte +
    August 30          Ft. Lauderdale, FL                 Revolution +
    September 3      Albuquerque, NM                   Cliff’s Amusement Park



    Posted in: New Albums on Friday, July 29th, 2011

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