Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.), a new project from former Chiodos frontman Craig Owens that also features ex-members of Story of the Year, From First To Last, Matchbook Romance and Underminded, will release their self-titled debut album on February 21st on Decaydance / Sire Records. The album will be preceded by the band’s debut single ‘If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is’ on January 24th.
Recorded with producer, friend and mentor John Feldmann, the band’s debut is the most aggressive album Owens has made in his career, yet it still retains the keen sense of melody that has helped him become one of today’s most compelling frontmen. “It was so cathartic making this record because music is my form of therapy,” he emphasises. “I can’t wait to get out there and play these songs live because it’ll get all those feelings out”.
From the electro-tinged anthem ‘If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is’ which alternates between melodic choruses and double-bass fuelled breakdowns to the metallically charged rockers like ‘Thermacare’, the album is teeming with creative sonic adventures that will undoubtedly satisfy Owens’ dedicated fanbase.
D.R.U.G.S united Owens with other musicians who have undergone similar experiences. “I wanted to put together all of my closest friends and the best musicians I possibly could, and begin a new project where we all could start fresh,” states Owens. To round out the band, he selected Underminded guitarist Nick Martin, From First To Last guitarist Matt Good, Matchbook Romance drummer Aaron Stern and Story Of The Year bassist Adam Russell.
The band will visit the UK in March for their first headline shows, before returning to the States to co-headline the AP Tour 2011. They will play:
4th – Manchester, Roadhouse
5th – Leeds, Cockpit
6th – Glasgow, Cathouse
7th – Newcastle, Academy 2
8th – Birmingham, Institute
9th – Nottingham, Rock City
10th – London, The Underworld
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 for London and £8 for all other dates.