If the band’s name isn’t enough to grab your attention, I don’t know what will. It’s felt like a long time coming since Danza III and it’s finally almost here. Danza IIII! (cause their too cool for roman numerals) The full title being “Danza IIII The Alpha – The Omega”. The band released a new song with their press release announcing the record. Sadly however, this will be the final record from the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. October 25th marks the beginning of the end (alpha & omega). Pre-orders are officially up and ready to go. We have the song “You Won’t” and a portion of the press release including a statement from lead guitarist Travis (now of Glass Cloud) down there.
For the fourth and final album, Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals), we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis. 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 ever to bear the Danza name. With a decade-long legacy behind them, Freeland and Travis have delivered what will serve as an incredible last will and testament for their band.
Travis, now a full-time member of Glass Cloud with former Of Mice & Men frontman Jerry Roush, made this comment about Danza IIII:
“For this album, Jessie and I were looking to create more of a visceral vibe than a completely technical vibe. There’s parts that do still get a bit chaotic of course, but not nearly as much as the avid listener is used to. Everything about this record is way more to the point, with much more heart put into it rather than just seeing how many notes could be thrown into a part or seeking to create ‘the heaviest shit ever’ or any of that nonsense. The record being titled The Alpha – The Omega, to us symbolized the beginning and the end of Danza. Jessie and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you all.”
Danza IIII contains guest vocal appearances by Whitechapel’s Phil Bozeman and Obey the Brave/Despised Icon‘s Alex Erian. The album 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.