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.