GRETA VAN FLEET have revealed they are putting the finishing touches on their third studio album.
The Grammy-winning Michigan rockers, who are now based in Nashville, offered an update on the follow-up to 2021’s “The Battle At Garden’s Gate” in a “black carpet” interview with Consequence ahead of the band’s appearance at METALLICA‘s “Helping Hands” benefit concert.
“We are wrapping it up as we speak,” drummer Danny Wagner said. “It’s nearing completion, and we’re very excited about it. Bassist Sam Kiszka added: “It’s conceptually going back to almost the days in the garage, with the raw energy of the sound. But expanding on that, because we’re the best musicians we’ve ever been.”
GRETA VAN FLEET will join METALLICA on select dates of their world tour in 2023 and 2024. They also have a number of headlining shows lined up, some to make up for dates that were postponed in 2022.
Last month, GRETA VAN FLEET postponed four more concerts in order to allow front-man Josh Kiszka more time to recover from a ruptured eardrum. The scrapped shows in El Paso, Tucson, Anaheim and Sacramento came just weeks after the rockers announced the postponements of concerts in Hollywood, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; and Jacksonville, Florida.
Brothers Josh, Jake and Sam formed GRETA VAN FLEET in 2012 and released their debut album five years later. In 2019 they were nominated for four Grammys, winning “Best Rock Album” for “From The Fires”, which included the hits “Black Smoke Rising” and “Highway Tune”.
“The Battle At Garden’s Gate” was released last year to extensive chart and critical success. The album debuted at No. 1 Billboard Rock Album, No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock Album, No. 1 Billboard Vinyl Album, No. 2 Billboard Top Album Sales and in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.