Since reuniting last year, The Darkness have been promising to release their third album and first since disbanding in 2006. And earlier today, the UK rock group (and Superbowl commercial stars) confirmed plans to release said new album in August.
Titled Hot Cakes, the new Darkness album will be released on August 21 in North and South America via Wind-Up Records, while the European release will be handled by PIAS. “When we first heard a new Darkness track and after seeing them play live in New York City, we knew The Darkness were back! The Darkness and Wind-up make a great rock partnership and we look forward to working with them to launch Hot Cakes,” proclaims Wind-Up CEO Edward Vetri. With that said, it is interesting to think that The Darkness are now label mates with bands like Creed, Evanescence, and Seether.
Though Hot Cakes won’t come out until August 21, The Darkness did already treat fans to a new song called “Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us” earlier this year. If the rest of the album is anything like that particular song (which is still available for free via their website), then Hot Cakes should certainly be right up fans’ ally. The album’s release also comes just in time for The Darkness’ opening stint on Lady Gaga’s European tour.
[quote via Blabbermouth]