Australia's DOUBLE DRAGON has commenced work on the follow-up to its debut album, "Devastator". Having spent this year touring Australia as a headline act and touring as main support for SOILWORK, CARCASS and THE HAUNTED, DOUBLE DRAGON has decided the best thing to do to "keep the ball moving" is to not waste any time and start recording immediately. Vocalist Lee Gardiner states, "After touring with some of our direct influences this year , getting to know them as people, their influences, and having some of our favorite musicians getting to know our music and offer advice regarding the development of our sound AND with our new guitarist Davin bringing another dimension to the songwriting process, it naturally brought a general excitement back into the band that has MADE us want to write, MADE us want to record immediately as we feel we are now armed with so many more 'weapons,' so to speak, in our songwriting arsenal. After touring with THE HAUNTED and witnessing how down to earth they are as people, how much integrity they bring to the stage night after night really lifted the band spirits."
He continues: "As far as the new songs, we started on the guitar tracks on the weekend, this time around, we are really trying to write that 90's thrash album paying homage to the forefathers of the metal we play — SLAYER, PANTERA, old-school MACHINE HEAD, even the 'black album' METALLICA... we really want too tap into the songs we were listening, loving, ruining our lives too when we were teenagers, and trying to recreate that energy for the young kids today. I mean, sure there's loads of metal bands doing there thing at the moment, but most of 'em are barely out of high school, ya know. We are all getting on in age now — I'm fucking 28 years old this year — and within the band we feel we need to show these young bucks what it was like to grow up [with] our favorite bands when we were 16-year-old little piss ants oursleves. All I I see these days from bands is a race to be the most technical, brutal, fastest or whatever. What we want is to capture that 'FUCK YOU' attitude from the '90s, ya know, when you heard 'Regular People' for the first time, that fear when you heard it.. sure, that wasn't the most brutal song ever, but fuck me, it kicked your fuckin' ass from first riff to last.. hell, we studied these songs for over ten years now and we feel after 200 or so live shows we now have the balls to make the album we have wanted to make since we were 16 years old."
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