Live footage of The Damned Things performing ‘Friday Night (Going Down in Flames)’ at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York has been posted online. The song is off the American heavy metal super group’s debut album ‘Ironiclast’, out now on Mercury Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Joe Trohman of The Damned Things called in to the AL-B & Rad Prime show on The Machine to talk about his band, their new album, and stealing movie posters. “A long time ago I used to steal those things outside of Blockbuster Video,” the former Fall Out Boy guitarist said. “I remember when they made ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie, the first one, I remember Blockbuster had this huge six different panels across the front of a Blockbuster, and I just stole all of them. I used to steal a lot of movie posters. I remember I stole a ‘triplets of belleville’ poster somewhere in Kansas. I used to steal lots of posters. I don’t know why. I think I stole stuff before I could afford to buy it.” Listen to the interview via YouTube below.
The Damned Things sat down for an interview with MTV News, where guitarist Joe Trohman talked about how the supergroup are already thinking about putting out new material, including perhaps a concept record about getting free Jäger. The band will be hitting the road next month on the Jägermeister Music Tour in support of their just released debut album ‘Ironiclast’, alongside Buckcherry, Hellyeah and All That Remains.
“We recorded 12 songs for the record, but two of the songs we ended up not finishing, just for time’s sake. … They’ll get done because we recorded the drums to tape and tracked all this other stuff, and they’d be a waste to throw away,” Trohman explained. “And they’re cool songs, but they need some lyrics and things of that nature that are important. I don’t think they’d be good instrumentals. So we need to finish those, and we will, and then there’s tons of other material that we didn’t get into recording, because we didn’t have the time.”
Altsounds spoke with Scott Ian in a Q&A asking the Anthrax rocker about how his new project The Damned Things came together since they all have such diverse musical personalities. “Joe [Trohman] and I were just hanging out, we were friends, and one night we just jammed,” Ian said. “We came up with some ideas that we felt were pretty cool, and there were about four years between now and that initial jam, and it slowly developed into this much more real kinda thing.”