Legendary British punk band The Damned have signed to Search and Destroy ahead of the release of their eleventh album, and first in nearly a decade.
Search and Destroy exists as a joint venture between Spinefarm Records and Universal.
It’s owned by the band’s management company, Raw Power.
The upcoming album will be recorded this summer and is the follow up to 2008’s So, Who’s Paranoid?
Manager Jamal Chalabi and Raw Power Management’s Commercial Director Don Jenkins were instrumental in brokering the new agreement.
Formed in 1976, The Damned broke ground as the first UK punk act to tour America.
They recently celebrated four decades together with deluxe reissues package and a world tour.
“There was so much enthusiasm from the guys at Search and Destroy for working with The Damned that we had no hesitation in signing to the label.”
jamal chalabi, raw power management
Chalabi said: “There was so much enthusiasm from the guys at Search and Destroy for working with The Damned that we had no hesitation in signing to the label.
“They are passionate music fans who run a successful, global business and I have no doubts they will do a great job on this new album.”
Craig Jennings, founder and CEO of Raw Power Management added: “The Damned are one of my all-time favourite bands and a massive influence on my own musical worldview.
“The band’s impact on subsequent generations of bands cannot be underestimated and we are looking forward to releasing their first new album for almost a decade.”
craig jennings, raw power management
“Their impact on subsequent generations of bands cannot be underestimated and we are looking forward to releasing their first new album for almost a decade.”
Other acts on Raw Power Management’s roster include Bring Me The Horizon, At The Drive In, While She Sleeps, Of Mice and Men, Don Broco and Mallory Knox.
Search and Destroy is home to Bullet For My Valentine and Atreyu.
Pictured L-R from the front row: The Damned’s Dave Vanian and Craig Jennings (Raw Power/Search & Destroy). L-R at the back: band members Stu Hill, Captain Sensible, Dave Pinchers and Monty Oxymoron.
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