Supergroup The Damned Things (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die, Volbeat) Record EP

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Just when you thought this explosive band wouldn’t get together again, they have dropped a new EP…

December 13, 2016

It’s been six long years since the heavy metal supergroup The Damned Things put out their debut record, Ironiclast. Having played a few shows in 2010, the band went low key and didn’t indulge us with new music until now. But those who were about to write them off as a one-off project, are in for a surprise: Andy Hurley has revealed that the band has recorded a new EP, reports PRP.

In case you’ve missed the band’s news and their debut release, here is what you should know. The Damned Things is an outfit comprised of very different rock musicians who got together back in 2008 to experiment outside their “permanent” groups:

– Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy)
– Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
– Scott Ian (Anthrax)
– Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)
– Josh Newton (ex-Every Time I Die)

But it seems that this time it’s not very likely the band will be playing shows to support the new release because of each member’s involvement with their main groups. Here’s what Hurley says on that:

[quote align=”center” color=”#COLOR_CODE”]“I recorded five songs for an EP with The Damned Things—I don’t think we’ll be playing, Anthrax is still touring on their last record. ETID just put out their new record, uh, who else? Josh Newton I think has been playing lately. He tech’d for Joe for awhile, I’m not sure if he’ll be back when we’re back. So you know, that’s all over the place.”[/quote]

Trohman and Hurley are currently busy with Fall Out Boy, whereas Every Time I Die are promoting their eighth album, Low Teens, released in September, and Anthrax dropped their eleventh studio effort, For All Kings, in February 2016.

The Damned Things’s last shows were played in 2011, and the supergroup’s official Facebook page last saw updates five years ago. But if you doubt the guys are back together, listen to Hurley talking about the new EP on the 100 Words Or Less podcast (set it on 1:13:25) at this location.

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