January 13, 2004 12:06


The Irish pop-punksters decamped to the US to make the follow-up to 'Free All Angels'...

ASH have completed their fourth full-length studio album, and claim that it’s their heaviest yet.

The evergreen punks broke with tradition for the follow-up to ‘Free All Angels’ and decamped from Northern Ireland to Hollywood to work with Foo Fighters producer Nick Raskulinecz.

Singer Tim Wheeler told Rolling Stone: "We wanted to work with an American producer, one who knew the sounds we wanted to make."

Citing albums like - Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and [a][/a]’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ as benchmark works, drummer Rick McMurray explained the new direction: "Bands complain that they get pigeonholed. I think we’ve had the opposite problem. People have a hard time figuring out what we’re on about. We wanted to make a more cohesive album."

Tracks slated for the as-yet-untitled album include ‘Clones’, ‘Evil Eye’, ‘Meltdown’, ‘Orpheus’ and ‘Detonator’, some of which the band have previewed in the UK over the last year.

In 2001, Ash came back from the brink of breakdown and bankruptcy with the Number One album ‘Free All Angels’ in 2001, which spawned five Top Forty hits.

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