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5 Oct

THE DAMNED THINGS SET DECEMBER 14th RELEASE DATE FOR IRONICLAST, DEBUT ALBUM ON ISLAND RECORDS

WE’VE GOT A SITUATION HERE,” FIRST SINGLE IMPACTS AT METAL RADIO ON OCTOBER 26th, ACTIVE ROCK ON NOVEMBER 2nd

Band comprises: Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), and Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy)

Upcoming U.S. dates kick off in Los Angeles, CA, October 28th at The Roxy

(October 5, 2010 New York, NY) After celebrating their debut performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn at this summer, The Damned Things are setting their sights on the December 14th release of IRONICLAST, their eagerly anticipated debut album on Island Records. The album’s first single pick, “We’ve Got A Situation Here,” is set to impact at Metal radio and web formats on October 26th, and at Active Rock formats one week later on November 2nd.

“A special 7″ vinyl LP and CD single will be released on Friday November 26th as part of Metal Club. Metal Club represents approximately 800 record stores across the country and are thrilled to have The Damned Things be a part of its exciting launch. You can go to www.mymetalclub.com to find a participating record store.” Michael Kurtz, President of Metal Club.

After three years, things are rolling for The Damned Things the don’t-call- em-a-supergroup starring Anthrax members Scott Ian (rhythm guitar, vocals) and Rob Caggiano (rhythm, lead guitar, vocals), Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley (lead vocals), and Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman (rhythm, lead guitar, vocals) and Andy Hurley (drums, percussion). IRONICLAST was produced by Caggiano and co produced by Trohman, recorded mostly in Brooklyn.

Gracing the cover of the April issue of Rock Sound magazine (with the band’s world exclusive first interview), The Damned Things gear up for upcoming U.S. dates including radio shows with confirmed dates in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy, October 28th Sauget, IL at Pops on October 30th. For upcoming tour dates go to www.thedamnedthings.com

Three nights after the Knitting Factory, The Damned Things kicked off a round of European dates in June, starting at Rock Am Ring in Nurburgring, Germany. They moved on to shows in Denmark (Rock Im Park); Brussels (Vk); Amsterdam (a free show at Melkweg); London (Heaven); and Copenhagen (Copenhell); before wrapping up at the Download Festival in Donnington (UK), on June 13th.

“Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam),” sang Ram Jam on their 1977 hit single version of the Lead Belly tune. “Whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam)/ Black betty had a child (bam-A-lam)/ The damn thing gone wild (bam-A-lam) _” The Damned Things took their name from the song as a means to convey their gutsy intentions, which goes back to Trohman’s original hook-up with Scott Ian three years ago. “We were both interested in putting together a heavy/classic-rock, blues-oriented, riff-based band,” Trohman says, “while trying to stay away from what makes that sound generic and overplayed.”

Trohman and Hurley share roots in pre-Fall Out Boy heavy metal bands; Caggiano soon joined his bandmate Scott in the new venture. The Damned Things were whole when Buckley accepted their invitation to front the group. One listen to “We’ve Got A Situation Here” answers all the questions. “Musically, it’s a good representation of the band,” says Trohman. “It has the sludgy riffs, but there’s a catchy chorus, a tempo change breakdown, and some leads/solos. There’s a real bluesy feel to the verses. [It’s] everything the group stands for.”

For more information and upcoming tour dates go to www.thedamnedthings.com

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