Frontiers Records will release “The Savage Playground”, the fourth album from Swedish rockers CRASHDÏET, on January 25 in Europe (excluding Scandinavia) and January 22 in North America.
A leading force in the Swedish “sleaze rock” scene of the 2000s — a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element — CRASHDÏET for the first time manage to release their brand of down and dirty rock and roll simultaneously all over the world.
In April 2010, the band’s third album “Generation Wild”, pretty much summed up the extraordinary but yet tragic history of a band, determined to never give up their dream.
CRASHDÏET has become known as a band with a huge following of diehard fans, and the massive interest for them never seems to fade.
There has been extensive touring during the course of “Generation Wild” and the absolute highlight saw the band conquer Hollywood and New York City with sold-out shows at Whisky A Go Go and Webster Hall. The band also supported their heroes MÖTLEY CRÜE and OZZY OSBOURNE. “Supporting MÖTLEY CRÜE in Helsinki and headlining Whisky A Go Go have been the highlights of the ‘Generation Wild’ tour,” says guitarist Martin Sweet.
With the “The Savage Playground” recorded during summer/autumn 2012 at Kingside Studios outside Stockholm with producer Otto Wellton, the band has their minds set to break through on a worldwide basis with a tour that will see the band going back to the U.S. as well as going to Japan for the first time.
“We will put a lot of effort into the U.S. for our new tour,” continues Sweet. “We will start in Scandinavia in February, Then we head to the U.S. and Canada. Coming back end of April to do U.K. and then Europe and Japan will follow with festivals in the summer and then South America to kick off in the autumn.”
The new album sees CRASHDÏET going in a heavier and direction. “‘The Savage Playground’ is our playground, it’s the beginning and the end, it’s the place where we eat and breed,” says Sweet. “We thought the time was right for us to do a edgier and not-so-polished-sounding album, kinda like what we sound like live. It’s more organic and rough-sounding. And, of course, we’re always evolving as musicians and like to try new ways of expressing ourselves, and that can most definitely be heard this album.”
“The Savage Playground” track listing:
01. Change The World
02. Cocaine Cowboys
05. Lickin’ Dog
07. Sin City
08. Got A Reason
09. Drinkin’ Without You
10. Snakes In Paradise
11. Damaged Kid
13. Garden Of Babylon
The first single, “Cocaine Cowboys”, is now available on Spotify and can be streamed below.
CRASHDÏET will release a new DVD entitled “Shattered Glass And Broken Bones – Three Years Of Generation Wild” on December 4. The disc features three hours of live and behind-the-scenes footage complied by the band with Bear Productions.
CRASHDÏET performed a new song “Anarchy” for the first time on June 7 when they played at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for MÖTLEY CRÜE.
The band’s third CD, “Generation Wild”, was recently released on vinyl. This gatefold LP features the new bonus track “Hollywood Teaze” as well as updated artwork.
“Generation Wild” entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 3.
CRASHDÏET in 2009 announced the addition of Simon “Simme” Cruz from the Stockholm act JAILBAIT as the group’s new lead singer.
The band parted ways with its previous vocalist, the Finland-based H. Olliver Twisted, in July 2008.
Martin Sweet – Guitar
Peter London – Bass
Eric Young – Drums
Simon Cruz – Vocals
“Cocaine Cowboys” audio stream: