It’s been a minute since The Darkness dropped new music and now the UK group are back with a bold statement: Rock And Roll Deserves To Die.
The track is the first off the group’s forthcoming album, Easter Is Cancelled. The album offers something from the band – their first-ever concept album.
“At the end of days, humankind must consider the essential truths of existence,” says frontman Justin Hawkins of the album.
“The Darkness, your vanguard in life’s journey, have stared into the abyss. The observations we bring from the edge are set out in a new record album, titled Easter Is Cancelled.
“This far-reaching communiqué examines man’s brutality to man, the dichotomies that we live within and the alternate realities that exist alongside our blinkered comprehension of the Universe. The song cycle defines human existence through a parable – the slow lingering death and eventual glorious re-birth of rock and roll.
“In the search for perfect sonic equivalents of core truths, every musical instrument of the world has been explored and exploited to its fullest extent. Endless days in studios, museums, spiritual retreats and places of learning turned into endless months, as deeper and deeper layers of truth were uncovered, translated and set for eternity in sound.
Easter Is Cancelled is due to drop on 4 October. Check out Rock And Roll Deserves To Die above.