Weezer have shared a new track called ‘Zombie Bastards’ and confirmed more details of the forthcoming ‘The Black Album’.
‘Zombie Bastards’ follows the October single ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ and is the second track to be taken from the long-awaited record. You can listen to it in full below.
‘The Black Album’, which will be the band’s 12th studio record, will be released on March 1, 2019 via Crush/Atlantic. It was produced by TV On The Radio‘s Dave Sitek and is comprised of songs written on the piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo.
Weezer have also shared the cover art for the upcoming release, which shows the four band members covered completely in black, standing against a black background.
Welcome to the dark side.
The Black Album (ft. Can't Knock The Hustle) arrives on 3/1/19. Pre-order now https://t.co/6U5DuNKlnj get your hands on one of the many bundles in the webstore https://t.co/ThBFzGBhLg (there’s something for everyone). pic.twitter.com/RglArmnD3z
— weezer (@Weezer) November 21, 2018
The group have also announced a new UK date set to take place next summer. They will appear at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on June 29. Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 30 and will be available to purchase here.
‘The Black Album’ was first spoken of by Cuomo in February 2017, with the record originally intended to be a sequel to April 2016’s ‘The White Album’. However, Weezer instead took the decision to release ‘Pacific Daydream’ in October 2017, which halted the production of ‘The Black Album’.
Speaking to NME last October, Cuomo described the record as being “darker” and “more experimental and wildly negative”. “It’s experimenting with more modern electronic elements,” he added. “It has one foot in the future and one foot in the past. The foot in the past would be like The Jesus & Mary Chain.”
Meanwhile, Weezer recently invited a fan who sang the band’s 2001 track ‘Island In The Sun’ while undergoing brain surgery to join them onstage when they hit the road in the US next spring.