The New Black to release new album “III: Cut Loose” on March 15th

1. February 2013


"III: CUT LOOSE" will be the title of the new album by Germany’s heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK. It will be released on March 15th via AFM/Soulfood.

Mixing duties were handled by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) who commented: "These guys completely floored me with their stylish mix of both modern metal and vintage rock ‘n’ roll. This is a band that could get big if things are done the right way!"

"III: CUT LOOSE" was once more recorded and produced by the band themselves. Making-of-footage from the studio can be found at The album will be released in different configurations, among them a big fat digipak with loads of bonus tracks. There’s also talk of guest singers, free downloads and video clips with nasty spiders and middlefingers… Details to follow.

In April, The New Black will embark on the "Rock’n’Roll Overdose" tour alongside Psychopunch, Motorjesus, ’77 und Supercharger. Dates can be found at The trek will conclude on April 28th, when the whole package joins Der W in Neu-Isenburg for a big indoor show.


"III: CUT LOOSE" finds the band finetuning their signature style while keeping heaviness and catchiness fully intact. Their music has been described in the past as such: "This is our kind of party: Black Label Society bring the booze, Pantera spice it up, Thin Lizzy add some taste, and Alter Bridge smooth it over before Metallica turn it black. And you can be there, too!"

The debut album "THE NEW BLACK" was released in 2009, after the pre-production was named "Demo of the Month" in four major music magazines in their native Germany. The sophomore effort "II: BETTER IN BLACK" dropped in 2011. THE NEW BLACK have played alongside acts as Volbeat, Alter Bridge and Black Label Society, they have rocked all major festivals like Wacken or Rock am Ring and supported AC/DC in front of 65.000.