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13 February 2014

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Rival Sons are in the studio working on their fourth full-length album, the follow-up to 2012's 'Head Down'.

The band entered LCS Studios at the beginning of January and will spend a full six weeks recording. The album will again be produced by Dave Cobb, who will have worked on all five Rival Sons releases.

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Producer Dave Cobb comments: "This record the boys seem to have a fire in them! With Dave Beste in tow, we've never had this much time to make a record. During the previous albums, which were twenty days each, we had a room full of whiskey bottles at the end; this time, which is six weeks, there should be enough to fill a football field!"

Bassist Dave Beste adds: "After we played Nashville last summer, the guys asked me to join them in the studio to make this new record. And I said, 'Of course!'. It's an involved process, at times quite intense, but going well - all of us are excited with what we have so far and although there's still a long way to go, spirits are high.

I'm looking forward to this newest Rival Sons effort being released and the band getting back on the road soon."

Guitarist Scott Holiday takes you on a tour of LCS Studios, Nashville:

The as-yet untitled new album is due to be released in spring 2014 on Earache Records in Europe, and via Century Media/Earache Records in the USA.

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