Hollywood, CA (March 26, 2007)–Rush has completed its 18th studio album and first new collection of original material in nearly five years. Pictured L-R in Ocean Ways’ Studio D are co-producer Nick Raskulinecz; engineer Rich Chycki; drummer and lyricist Neil Peart; bassist, keyboardist and vocalist Geddy Lee; and guitarist Alex Lifeson. Photo by David Goggin.The new album– Snakes & Arrows–was recorded with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) and Rush co-producing, and mixed by engineer Rich Chycki in Ocean Way’s Studio D on the Neve 88R console, where the band took full advantage of one of the world’s largest collection of vintage outboard gear.
The new Anthem/Atlantic album will debut on May 1, featuring the single “Far Cry,” followed by a major North American tour this summer.
Since releasing its self-titled debut album in 1974, Rush has been regarded as one of the most inventive and prolific groups in rock. The band’s extraordinary body of work–which includes albums such as 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test for Echo and 2002’s Vapor Trails–has achieved worldwide sales exceeding 35 million units.