Rubikon Announce First New Album in Four Years | Revolver

Rubikon Announce First New Album in Four Years

Hard-rock band's 'The Record' LP is due this fall
rubikon.jpg, Geoff Tischman courtesy 37-Media
photograph by Geoff Tischman courtesy 37-Media

Hard-rock veterans Rubikon, who have previously performed with Damageplan, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Nonpoint and more, have announced their first new studio album in four years this fall. The new effort, The Record, is the follow-up to 2015's Delta and is due for release on September 16th.

The band — vocalist Jae Sims, guitarists Josh Gruss and Dave Raymond, bassist Hugh Eaton and drummer-vocalist Doug Arsham — recorded the album live at Sienna Studios in Nashville with engineer-mixer Tim Brennan (Steven Tyler, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson), with minimal overdubs. The Record features guest appearances from Elisha Hoffman (mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar), Drew Belk (pedal steel) and Randy Leago (saxophone).

"There's nothing like locking the band in a room and refusing to come out until we've got a bunch of tunes to share with the world," Raymond commented on the new LP. "We bounced a wide range of ideas off of each other this time around — hard rock, of course, but also more classic-sounding rock, Americana, folk, nothing was off the table — and we are pumped about the album that came out of that process."