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    Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:31:37

    Duff McKagan's Loaded to Release "The Taking" in April - It'll be available on CD and vinyl

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    Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Taking, a brand new studio album from Duff McKagan's Loaded on vinyl on April 12th and on CD on April 19th.

    McKagan once again takes front and center on lead vocals and guitars. Long time Loaded members Jeff Rouse (bassist) and Mike Squires (guitar) return along with drummer Isaac Carpenter who joined in late 2009. McKagan, in case you are not rock savvy, spent his formative years as the bassist for Guns N' Roses during their hellraisin' heyday.

    Recorded by Terry Date (Soundgarden, Avenged Sevenfold), the album follows the band's 2009 debut Sick. A feature-length film, The Taking, which was done in the style of A Hard Day's Night crossed with The Song Remains the Same, is due this summer.

    "This record really sort of took a life of its' own, and the songs really revealed themselves to us as we went along," said McKagan in a statement. "Terry Date came into the picture at a time when his genius ear helped to capture a sonic theme for the record. You can't underestimate what a guy like TD brings to the table. The Taking is the closest thing to a 'concept' record that I have ever been involved with. Pain, loss, triumph, and redemption. Life. Bring it."

    The Taking track listing is as follows:

    01. "Lords of Abaddon"
    02. "Executioner's Song"
    03. "Dead Skin"
    04. "We Win"
    05. "Easier Lying"
    06. "She's An Anchor"
    07. Indian Summer
    08. "Wrecking Ball"
    09. "King of the World"
    10. "Cocaine"
    11. "Your Name"
    12. "Follow Me to Hell"

    Are you up for The Taking this April?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.17.11




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