Billy Talent’s new album Billy Talent III has found a new home in the States and Japan on Roadrunner Records. The album, which will be released on September 22, was recorded by noted producer Brendan O’Brien (AC/DC, Stone Temple Pilots) in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
The first single “Rusted From The Rain” will be serviced to Active and Modern Rock formats in late August. A video for the track was recently shot in Los Angeles with director Wayne Isham (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Avenged Sevenfold).
Billy Talent III, will was released in the band’s native Canada on July 14 and debuted at #1. Billy Talent III has the highest one week sales of any Canadian release in 2009.
This marks the band’s second #1 debut in Canada. The album also debuted at #6 on the Billboard International Top 100 chart, as well as #2 in Germany and #3 in Switzerland. “Rusted From The Rain” is having a great run at Canadian radio, spending its seventh week at #1 on the Modern Rock chart and fourth week at #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The band has previously had three Top 5, five Top 10 and two Top 15 singles on Canadian rock radio. The band is currently on tour with Rise Against and Rancid in the U.S. A headline tour is planned for the U.S. for September.
On July 28, Roadrunner will be releasing a 3-song EP, Rusted From The Rain EP, available via all digital retailers.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Rusted From The Rain
2. Devil On My Shoulder
3. Cold Turkey
4. Red Flag
Ever since the release of their self-titled album in the Summer of 2002, Billy Talent have become one of Canada’s biggest rock bands, where constant touring and incendiary live shows have taken the Toronto-based band to the upper echelon of the rock world. The band’s second album, Billy Talent II debuted at number one in Canada and Germany which then led to the band headlining sold-out tours across Canada, Europe and the United States. Billy Talent have won a number of awards on both sides of the Atlantic including twice being named Group of the Year at the JUNO Awards, numerous MuchMusic Video Awards and two prestigious Echo Music Awards in Germany as Best Rock / Alternative Band International and Best Newcomer / International.
July 24, 2009