The Darkness share album opening single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’

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The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’, accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video.

It’s the first taste of their jaw-droppingly ambitious new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl.

From chiming, acoustic beginnings, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins’ finest lyrics to date alongside monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, while also featuring some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

Listen to ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ by The Darkness on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.

It is quite simply the band’s most exciting and diverse song to date and finds The Darkness hailing the death of the old and opening a door into a brave new world never seen from the band before.

As bass player Frankie Poullain comments, “A lot of bands have relinquished their duty. Rock and roll is so uniform now. Everybody dresses the same, looks the same, sounds the same. It’s pathetic. It deserves to die. Let’s kill the cliché. Let’s break the crucifix. That’s partly what the album is about.”

‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ marks a sensational new era, opening Easter Is Cancelled, the first ever concept album from the band.

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