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Monday, September 22, 2008

TROUBLE To Resume Writing New Album This Week

Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE announced at last night's (Sunday, September 21) concert at the Bottom Lounge in the band's hometown that they will resume work on writing a new record sometime this week.

In a recent interview with Rock N Roll Experience, TROUBLE guitarist Rick Wartell was asked the group was planning to record a new TROUBLE CD with its new frontman Kory Clarke of WARRIOR SOUL singing. "Yes," Rick replied. "We started writing and we've got eight or nine songs written and we're going to begin recording as soon as we get home from this East Coast leg and we are going to start piecing it together, so, YES!"

Regarding the new music's direction, Rick said, "I know people have said this a million times and I know you've heard this a million times, but it's pretty fucking heavy, let's put it that way! The music end of it that Bruce [Franklin, guitar] and I are writing is getting heavier and heavier...it's getting heavier and then we want Kory to incorporate his style to what we are doing, that's basically all that we really want out of this."

Speaking to Viewmag, guitarist Bruce Franklin of stated about Clarke's inaugural tour of duty with TROUBLE, "We had sent him some MP3s and he had the chance to listen to some stuff but it is not the same until you are playing with the band. We only had a couple of rehearsals before the tour started and the first few shows were a little rough. By the fourth show it was getting pretty good and from there on it just got better. We couldn't expect him to learn twenty songs at once, so we picked the most popular songs. We were hoping to do more early songs but Kory was latching on to the early Nineties stuff because it has the most hooks and is the catchiest material. It's probably easier for him to remember those. We did a setlist that was heavier in that era and finally managed to get one or two old ones in by the end of the tour."

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