ALIEN ANT FARM (@alienantfarm) has entered Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL to begin work on their fourth album, which will be released early 2013 on the Executive Music Group label.
The Southern California bandâ€™s original line-up–Dryden Mitchell (lead vocals), Mike Cosgrove (drums), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass)–will record new songs together for the first time since 2003 with GrammyÂ® Award nominee Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, 3 Doors Down), as well as other producers within the next few months. This new approach utilizing various experts in the field will enhance the recording process, capturing ALIEN ANT FARMâ€™s evolving musical direction, growth and creative style.
â€œThe band is extremely fired up about going into this record,â€ proclaims singer Dryden Mitchell. â€œWe’ve had the fortune in the past to work with some of the best in the business (Jay Baumgardner, the DeLeo brothers, Jim Wirt, James Murray) in some of the greatest studios (NRG, Conway, Glitter Dungeon). Johnny K is no exception to the batting average, and his studio in Chicago rivals all the greats. We all plan on a â€˜newerâ€™ sound for the band, at the same time keeping other Pop-Rock bands in check. This ain’t your Soccer Mom’s band, but she can come backstage for an hour or two.â€
ALIEN ANT FARM started their music career in 2001 with ANThology, which was released on Papa Roachâ€™s New Noize imprint on DreamWorks Records. Thanks to the #1 single, â€œSmooth Criminal,â€ the album reached double-Platinum status. 2003â€™s truANT, produced by Stone Temple Pilotsâ€™ Dean and Robert DeLeo, cracked the Top 25 and â€œGlowâ€ hit #1 on charts outside the U.S. despite the imminent folding of its record label. The band has toured all over the world with Linkin Park, Metallica, 311, and Papa Roach, and has sold over 3.5 million records worldwide.
In October 2011, the band was part of the Michael Forever tribute concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales along with Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Smokey Robinson and others. They performed two Michael Jackson songs: their smash hit #1 single, a remake of â€œSmooth Criminal,â€ and â€œPYT (Pretty Young Thing).â€
More details about the new album and forthcoming tour plans will be announced in the coming months.
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