Rush Return With New Studio Album
Rush will release their first new studio album in five years, Clockwork Angels, on June 12 via Anthem/Roadrunner records.
The members of Rush started recording Clockwork Angels in April 2010 with Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones)—who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007’s “Snakes and Arrows.” Rush co-produced both records.
The first two songs on Clockwork Angels, “Caravan” and “BU2B,” were completed during that first session at Nashville’s Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011. Work on the album resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the tour’s finale, with additional strings (arranged by David Campbell) recorded at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios earlier this year.
As the album’s lyrical content the band explains that the album “chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life.”
A novel version of the album is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.