12 STONES–Paul McCoy (vocals), Eric Weaver (guitars), Justin Rimer (Guitar), Michael McManus (drums)–will release their fourth album, ONLY HUMAN, August 23 on the Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal. The band joined forces once again with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet, Saliva), who had previously worked with 12 STONES on 2007’s ANTHEM FOR THE UNDERDOG, which was inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina on their hometown of New Orleans. The first single and video from ONLY HUMAN—which was mixed by Mike Shipley (Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars)–will impact radio and be available next month.
As singer Paul McCoy recently explained to Revolvermag.com: “One of the things that I love about this record is that there are so many different things. We’ve got some songs that are really heavy and then some really nice songs that have a full orchestra behind them. There’s a lot of variety on this record. Those 12 Stones fans that like the heavy stuff, we’ve got something for them. And the 12 Stones people who like ‘Lie to Me’ and stuff like that, we’ve got plenty of songs in there for them as well. This album’s our most mature for sure.”
The New Orleans band’s previous albums and singles have sold over two million copies in the U.S., in addition to singer Paul McCoy winning a Grammy® Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for his contribution on Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” smash hit single which went on to sell over 14 million albums worldwide. The band has also garnered multiple GMA Dove Nominations for their singles “Broken” and “Lie To Me.”
Stay tuned for further album details and news about the band’s forthcoming summer tour.