Trouble are back with lead singer Kyle Thomas to bring you The Distortion Field! Are you ready for the doom jams?
July 16 will see a new Trouble record, the first in over six years now. Pretty cool that these guys have been keeping in going since the mid 80's, and killing it too! Outside their famous Psalm 9, the band have been pretty consistently good and I'm hoping for them to continue that. Trouble founder Kyle Wartell published this statement about Thomas and the new album via Blabbermouth:
"Kyle is one of the most impressive singers I've ever heard, and by far the most extraodinary singer I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He's got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of Trouble, as he's been a fan for 20-something years. We've known him forever, and he innately understands what Trouble is about. He's like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It's awesome."
He adds: "Musically, I think this album is a true Trouble record.
"In the early days, we used to just write what we felt and didn't really care about what anyone said. We just wrote heavy riffs and played our music our way. But outside influences can kind of get a hold of you and start telling you what to do.
"When we were writing this album, the thinking was, we don't care what anybody thinks. We're going to write what we write. So this is basically a return to our roots, while combining some reflections of our band's long history as well.
"With the two different music writers, Bruce [Franklin, guitar] and myself, we have a slight variation in our writing; Bruce has more of a '70s groove to his writing, and I'm more the old-school doomy metal thing. And when you put it together, you get Trouble."
All aboard the excitebike!