Official press release:

Rush has unveiled details of its highly anticipated, new album, Clockwork Angels. This is the first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. Clockwork Angels, the band's 20th studio album, will be released on June 12th.

The recording of Clockwork Angels began in April 2010 with Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) - who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007's Snakes & Arrows. Rush co-produced both records. The first two songs, "Caravan" and "BU2B," were completed during that first session at Nashville's Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011. Work on Clockwork Angels resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the tour's finale, with additional strings (arranged by David Campbell) recorded at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios earlier this year. Lyrically, Clockwork Angels chronicles a young man's quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization of Clockwork Angels is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.

Clockwork Angels tracklist:

01. Caravan
02. BU2B
03. Clockwork Angels
04. The Anarchist
05. Carnies
06. Halo Effect
07. Seven Cities Of Gold
08. The Wreckers
09. Headlong Flight
10. BU2B2
11. Wish Them Well
12. The Garden

Rush will herald the release of Clockwork Angels with a new single "Headlong Flight" landing at rock radio on April 19th. Details of a full-scale North American tour to support the new album will be announced shortly.

Band profile: Rush
Posted: 11.04.2012 by BudDa


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PocketMetal - 11.04.2012 at 21:06  
Nick Raskulinecz also produced the self-titled Evanescence album which wasn't bad at all . ( metalheads , kill me now ... I'm ok with it )
Warman - 11.04.2012 at 21:46  
Not expecting something mindblowing but probably some good stuff. Although nothing would make me happier if Rush now released something as great as my favourites from the '70s and '80s.
Lit. - 11.04.2012 at 21:56  
I'm crossing my fingers for a double digit epic.
tea[m]ster - 11.04.2012 at 23:31  
After hearing Caravan I expect another Snakes And Arrows...which isn't a bad thing. Hard to put out original material after 18 studio releases!
strade - 12.04.2012 at 00:29  
This is grand news. Hell yes.
Stabby - 12.04.2012 at 00:43  
I loved Snakes And Arrows, it was so fresh and contemporary, but true to their sound. I have high hopes for this one.
RavenKing - 12.04.2012 at 00:57  
Written by Warman on 11.04.2012 at 21:46

Although nothing would make me happier if Rush now released something as great as my favourites from the '70s and '80s.

Don't even think about it.
LeChron James - 12.04.2012 at 09:50  
BRING IT. Work them Angels overtime.
GoldenGod2112 - 12.04.2012 at 16:20  
I'm predicting this will be their best album since signals!

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