The following is a press release:
Multi-platinum alternative rock icons Fuel today announce the upcoming release of their first album in 18 years, ÅNOMÅLY, due out in Oct. The 11 original tracks were written by songwriter/guitarist Carl Bell reunited with original Fuel drummer Kevin Miller, accompanied by new singer John Corsale [lead vocals, guitar], Mark Klotz [guitar, vocals] and Tommy Nat [bass, vocals].
Founding member Carl Bell, sole songwriter of all lyrics and music to all previous Fuel hits, returns to the helm as the primary songwriter and also as the producer. He even mixed the album. Carl wrote and recorded the songs in his Las Vegas studio with vocals recorded at Soundmine Recording Studio and King Studios in Pennsylvania.
Carl and Kevin recently shared a video of their emotional in-person reunion after a decade. In a video posted on Facebook, fans reacted with the expected reverie as Fuel reignited their relationship with each other and with their fans.
“We were just patient with each other,” Carl says before adding, “From the first conversation, I recognized the same feeling in Kevin’s voice. Fuel was huge for us. It was a great moment in our lives and Kevin was as grateful for the opportunities that Fuel gave us as I was. We bonded on that fact. I would’ve taken a bullet for him — I still would.”
Kevin says, “For me new beginnings are exciting, but more often than not they scare the sh*t out of me! As much as I love touching my toe to new water I’m always afraid of the creatures lingering in the depths. I am incredibly excited about this new venture and new lineup of Fuel. Making this record shed a lot of light on what will be, such an amazing amount of talent in this band.”
New singer, John Corsale hails from Pennsylvania and joins Fuel as Kevin and Carl reunite after a decades-long separation.
“A few months ago I had no idea I would be returning to Fuel full time, so when it happened, my first call was to Kevin. He simply said, ‘I have the band. I promise you, these are the guys.’ He was right,” Carly says. “All are great musicians and John is this 26-year-old great guitarist as well as a great vocalist and frontman. He sounds fantastic on the album and amazing on our previous hits as well. From the moment I first heard him play and sing I thought, wow … this just got real interesting.”
The first single from ÅNOMÅLY, “HÅRD,” (the first song in the teaser), will be released on July 9 via Moon Chair Media/ONErpm and will introduce John Corsale to fans eagerly awaiting this new music, also marking a new era for the iconic band.
Fuel will announce tour dates soon.