Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET will release their fifth studio album, Rust, on September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The record marks the group’s first full-length effort with vocalist Gabriel Keyes, who joined the band in December 2017. That same month, the group self-released a new song called “We Are The Legion”, which is one of 11 tracks included on Rust. Also included on the album is “Reptile”, another new single featuring Keyes that was originally released in January.
The official music video for Rust‘s new single, “Idiots”, can be seen below. The clip is a tribute to the best movies ever made, according to the band’s cinematic opinion, as they turn back time a few decades, revisiting the good old days. The video was shot by Jimmy Johansson (Super Lino Puro), who also produced the band’s two previous videos, “We Are The Legion” and “Reptile”.
Rust is the first CRASHDÏET studio album in six years and is the follow-up to 2013’s The Savage Playground. The disc was produced by Martin Sweet (apart from two tracks produced by Eric Bazilian and Chris Laney) and mixed by Chris Laney, who previously worked with CRASHDÏET on the band’s 2005 critically acclaimed debut Rest In Sleaze. The Christel Mentges-designed cover art appears below.
Rust track listing:
2. Into The Wild
4. In The Maze
5. We Are The Legion
8. Waiting For Your Love
10. Stop Weirding Me Out
11. Filth & Flowers
In October, CRASHDÏET will join forces with THE CRUEL INTENTIONS and HIGHRIDE for the Idiots On Tour 2019 European trek.
CRASHDÏET was originally founded in 2000 by late vocalist Dave Lepard and guitarist Mary Goore, better known as GHOST‘s Tobias Forge. The group’s 2005 debut album, Rest In Sleaze, debuted at No. 12 in the band’s home country, but eight months after its release, the 25-year-old Lepard committed suicide. CRASHDÏET then recruited Finnish vocalist H. Olliver Twisted (RECKLESS LOVE) for its 2007 sophomore album, The Unattractive Revolution, but after touring in support of the LP, Twisted exited the group. The band then welcomed Simon Cruz, who appeared on 2010’s Generation Wild (which reached No. 3 in Sweden) and 2013’s The Savage Playground (which reached No. 2) before leaving the band in the midst of a Japanese tour in 2015.