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TroubleeChicago legends  return with their first since ‘Simple Mind Condition’, released in 2007.  The entitled ‘The Distortion Field’ features 13 tracks and will be released by FRW Records in North onJuly 16th 2013 and in on July 26th, 2013.

‘The Distortion Field’ makes history in the  camp through the band’s acquisition of a new lead vocalist, Kyle Thomas of Exorder and Floodgate fame.

Commenting on new vocalist Thomas,  founder and guitarist Rick Wartell says, “Kyle is of the most impressive singers I’ve ever heard, and by far the most extraodinary singer I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  He’s got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of , as he’s been a fan for 20-something years. We’ve known forever, and he innately understands what  is about.  He’s like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It’s awesome.”

Veteran Music Producer Bill Metoyer is once again lending his expertise, having previously worked with the on ‘The Skull’ and ‘Trouble’, both Blade releases.

“Musically, I think this is a true  record.”, states Wartell. “In the early days, we used to just write what we felt and didn’t really care about what anyone said.  We just wrote riffs and played our music our way. But outside influences can kind of get a hold of you and start telling you what to do. When we were writing this album, the thinking was, we don’t care what anybody thinks. We’re going to write what we write. So this is basically a return to our roots, while combining some of our band’s long history as well. With the two different music writers, Bruce and myself, we have a slight variation in our writing; Bruce has more of a ’70s groove to his writing, and I’m more the old school doomy thing. And when you put it together, you get .”

The consists of Kyle Thomas – vocals, Rick Wartell – guitar, Bruce Franklin – guitars, and Mark “Marko” Lira – drums.

More details including song titles and album are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The has planned a string of dates and will the in both and North America.

Visit the band’s website for updates.

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