The Southern California band’s original line-up of Dryden Mitchell (lead vocals), Mike Cosgrove (drums), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass) will record new songs together for the first time since 2003. The band will work with with Grammy-nominated producer, Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, 3 Doors Down), as well as other producers within the next few months. This new approach of using various experts in the field is aimed at enhancing the recording process, capturing Alien Ant Farm’s evolving musical direction, growth and creative style.
“The band is extremely fired up about going into this record,” says singer Dryden Mitchell. “We’ve had the fortune in the past to work with some of the best in the business (Jay Baumgardner, the DeLeo brothers, Jim Wirt, James Murray) in some of the greatest studios (NRG, Conway, Glitter Dungeon). Johnny K is no exception to the batting average, and his studio in Chicago rivals all the greats. We all plan on a ‘newer’ sound for the band, at the same time keeping other Pop-Rock bands in check. This ain’t your Soccer Mom’s band, but she can come backstage for an hour or two.”
Alien Ant Farm started their music career in 2001 with ANThology, which was released on Papa Roach’s New Noize imprint on DreamWorks Records. Thanks to the #1 single, “Smooth Criminal,” the album reached double-Platinum status. In 2003, truANT, produced by Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean and Robert DeLeo, cracked the Top 25 and “Glow” hit #1 on charts outside the U.S. despite the imminent folding of its record label. The band has toured all over the world with Linkin Park, Metallica, 311, and Papa Roach, and has sold over 3.5 million records worldwide.