Music icon Dee Snider has released his new album “Leave A Scar“, today via Napalm Records. Produced by Jamey Jasta with co-production, mixing and mastering by drummer Nick Bellmore, “Leave A Scar“, sees Snider & Co. continuing in the invigorated, modern direction of his previous release “For The Love Of Metal,” infusing a dose of classic heavy metal flavor that longtime fans will rush to embrace. The official music video for the song “Down But Never Out” can be seen below.
Snider says about “Down But Never Out”: “I pride myself on the fact that throughout the decades, my music has always tried to not only push back against all oppressors (in this case COVID-19), but also lift people up and encourage them to fight back. ‘Down But Never Out’ is a perfect example of this ethos.”
Order “Leave A Scar“ here and check out our album review here.
In 2018, legendary heavy metal vocalist and pop culture pillar Dee Snider turned the heavy music world on its axis with his transformative album, “For The Love Of Metal”. Produced by Hatebreed front-man Jamey Jasta, the album re-cemented Dee’s undeniable prowess with its modernized mastery and take-no-prisoners attitude. Three years later, with one of the most collectively tumultuous times society has ever experienced behind him, Dee Snider triumphantly returns with his fifth full-length album, “Leave A Scar“.
Once again produced by Jamey Jasta with co-production, mixing and mastering by drummer Nick Bellmore, “Leave A Scar“ sees Dee Snider & co. continuing in the invigorated direction of “For The Love Of Metal”, infusing a dose of classic heavy metal flavor that long-time fans will rush to embrace.
Like a scar itself, “Leave A Scar“ is an illuminating plenitude of angst etched in time – serving as a musical refuge and expressive output for Dee. But in turn, this auditory time capsule written to express the anger, unease and pain he experienced during lockdown emerges as not only blisteringly heavy, but relentlessly powerful. Each of the 12 tracks on Leave A Scar not only further bolster Dee Snider’s position as one of the most celebrated front-men of all time, showcasing that his vocal delivery and commanding swagger is as strong as ever, but that he is nowhere near stopping.
Heads will bang within seconds of the hard-charging opening notes of ultra-catchy album starter and lifer anthem ‘I Gotta Rock (Again)’, instantly setting the stage for the non-stop onslaught of metallic mainstays to come. Tracks like the brutal ‘Time To Choose’ – featuring the primed guest vocal attack of Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher – and mosh-ready ‘The Reckoning’ showcase the album’s heavy assault, without sacrificing the harmonic goodness evident on tracks like the unrelenting, hooky thrasher ‘All Or Nothing More’ and melodic, metalcore inspired ‘In For The Kill’. Energetic single of strength ‘Down But Never Out’ encapsulates the chunky riffage and driving drums palpable throughout the album, while searing ‘Before I Go’ provides one of the album’s most massive, memorable choruses and chilling lyrics. The album closes with victorious ballad ‘Stand’, a call for listeners to take a stand and make their voices heard. If “For The Love Of Metal” ignited Dee Snider’s eminent surge into a new era –“Leave A Scar”sets it ablaze.
Dee Snider says about “Leave A Scar“: “By the end of 2020, I knew I not only had to get back into the studio, but for the first time since the ’90s, I wanted – no, needed – to be a part of the writing process. I reached out to my producer Jamey Jasta and told him I was ready to make another record. Leave a Scar is filled with messages to and for the silent voices in the world who need someone to speak out on their behalf. This is my purpose.”
Jamey Jasta says regarding working with Dee Snider again: “Getting to work with Dee again has been incredible! The power and range in his vocals on this album really shine. Not only is he an American treasure and staple in the rock/metal community, he’s a truly original voice and talent like no other. Combine that with the metallic prowess of the Bellmore bros + Russell Pzütto and Nick Petrino, you get a rockin’ metal recipe that even the most “Dee-hard” SMF’ers will surely love!”
“Leave A Scar” track-listing:
1- I Gotta Rock (Again)
2- All Or Nothing More
3- Down But Never Out
4- Before I Go
5- Open Season
6- Silent Battles
7- Crying For Your Life
8- In For The Kill
9- Time To Choose
11- The Reckoning
“Leave A Scar” will be available in the following formats:
- CD Jewel Case
- CD Jewel Case + Shirt Bundle
- 1LP Gatefold BLACK
- 1LP Gatefold GOLD (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 400)
- 1LP Gatefold SPLATTER RED/BLUE/WHITE (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 300)
- Dee-Hard 1LP Gatefold Edition RED/BLACK Marbled – LP size Album Art Patch & Slipmat (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 200)
- Dee-Lux Wooden Box Edition: JC, 7″ Single, Leather Wristband, Logo Pin (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 500)
- Digital Album
Dee Snider band line-up:
- Dee Snider / Vocals
- Charlie Bellmore / Guitar & Background Vocals
- Nick Bellmore / Drums
- Russell Pzütto / Bass & Background Vocals
- Nick Petrino / Guitar & Background Vocals