Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has shared details of his new solo album that sees the music icon spreading the love of heavy metal.
Fittingly titled For The Love Of Metal, Snider’s new record sees him working with the likes of Lamb of God, Disturbed, Howard Jones and Alissa White-Gluz. The album will act as the follow-up to 2016’s We Are the Ones, with Snider expected to tour in support of his new music – stay tuned for any news on Australian shows.
Snider shared a video talking about his latest album, kicking things off by addressing concerns that he might be a mythical creature (as you do). “Rumours that I am actually a vampire or a descendant of Vlad the Impaler are grossly exaggerated,” said Snider. “I am Transylvanian, and I do bear a remarkable resemblance. Other than that, no.”
Snider went on to say that For The Love Of Metal is a “record of inspiration” developed from Jamey Jasta challenging Snider to make “a true metal record." He also noted that when naming the record, “there was only one name ... For The Love Of Metal because I’m OG. I’m [an] original metalhead."
“I hope you love it and enjoy it and appreciate the spirit of it because it’s as genuine as it comes,” added Snider. “It was – I can’t emphasise this enough – this wasn’t for money. It wasn’t for anything other than for the love of metal.”
Check out the tracklist below:
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow's No Concern
3. I Am The Hurricane
4. American Made
5. Roll Over You
6. I’m Ready
7. Running Mazes
9. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal
For The Love Of Metal is due for release on Friday July 27 through Napalm Records.