( September 26, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA ) Chicago's beloved cult punk heroes, Alkaline Trio began recording today at Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado with long-time friend and producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Rise Against, How Water Music).
"If someone would have told 20 years ago that I would be making a record with Bill Stevenson, I simply wouldn't have believed it. Today we start. #amazing!" comments frontman Matt Skiba.
Since forming in Illinois, in 1996, Alkaline Trio has continued to amass a devoted cult following with their infectious punk hooks and darkly dramatic tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, the band has created some of punk's most memorable songs with favorites like "Radio" from the 2000 album Maybe I'll Catch Fire, "Mercy Me" from the 2005 album Crimson, "Blue In The Face" from 2003's Good Mourning and "The American Scream" from 2010's This Addiction. The band is entering the studio a year after the band released their eighth studio album Damnesia, which features a selection of beloved fan favorites selected from the group's extensive catalogue and presented in an intimate-semi unplugged format.