Thursday, September 20, 2012

DANZA on AltPress

Alternative Press presents the premiere of "The Alpha The Omega", the title track off The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's fourth album, Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega.

Featuring guest vocals by Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Despised Icon, the song is "so shredtastic it may cause the skin to peel right off your face" in AP's words.

Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza's decade-long tenure, during which the Tennessee band have released three other albums and toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index. Combining groove, chops, ambience, and planet-smashing heaviness, Danza have helped pave the way for countless younger bands.

On Danza IIII we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis (now a full-time member of Glass Cloud). With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

Fans can pre-order Danza IIII now at the band's official online store.