The metal quintet Wretched has entered the studio to carve out their third album titled Son of Perdition. The new album is set for a March 27th release date and will be produced by Jamie King (For Today, He is Legend, and Between The Buried and Me).
Last year, Wretched gained two new members Adam Cody and Andrew Garvey who take the positions on vocals (Cody) and bass (Garvey). So Son of Perdition will be the first album to feature the refreshed lineup.
Guitarist Steven Funderbunk states that the new album is a “step forward, musically”. To go on he says Son of Perdition is a “more melodic approach to the Wretched sound” and “A lot of the drums are harmonically matched with a lot of the guitar riffs. We also used a lot of cool chords we haven’t used in the past. It’s far more rhythmic and grooves more than our previous records”.
I’m not exactly sure what he means by the drums, but sure!
Funderbunk also promises the album to be dark, stating: “Lyrically, the fans can expect an apocalyptic-type theme that portrays a very personal experience. This record will include some of our darkest and most mature material written to date.”
Wretched will be on tour for this spring’s Metal Alliance Tour to support the release of Son of Perdition. Check the list below to see if you can catch their show.
03/15/2012 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
03/16/2012 – New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
03/17/2012 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
03/18/2012 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
03/20/2012 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
03/21/2012 – New York, NY @ GRAMERCY THEATRE
03/22/2012 – Danvers, MA @ The Palace Ballroom at CoCo Resort
03/23/2012 – Montreal, QC, CA @ Le National
03/24/2012 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
03/25/2012 – Columbus, OH @ AL ROSA
03/26/2012 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
03/27/2012 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
03/28/2012 – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ GARRICK THEATRE
03/29/2012 – Regina, SK, CA @ RIDDEL HALL
03/30/2012 – Edmonton, AB, CA @ EDMONTON EVENTS CENTRE
03/31/2012 – Vancouver, CA @ Rickshaw Theater
04/01/2012 – Seattle, WA @ STUDIO 7
04/02/2012 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
04/05/2012 – Oakland, CA @ The Pound
04/06/2012 – W. Hollywood, CA @ HOUSE OF BLUES – CA
04/07/2012 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/08/2012 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
04/09/2012 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
04/10/2012 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
04/11/2012 – Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Events Center
04/13/2012 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
04/15/2012 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
04/16/2012 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
04/19/2012 – Dallas, TX @ HOUSE OF BLUES
04/20/2012 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
04/21/2012 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Be sure to check out Wretched’s Son of Perdition when it gets released March 27th. I’m sure I will have a review of it so you can know whether to spend the money or not.