Breaking a 20-year silence, NYC underground thrashers Coldsteel have released the title track off of their forthcoming EP, "America Idle", as a digital single. The song is now available for purchase through Amazon.com, CD Baby and iTunes.
Coldsteel vocalist Troy Norr had this to say about the track, "'America Idle' is a song written by the people for the people and has a close tie in to the anguish experienced by many people in current day society."
"America Idle" will be released on February 20th through Stormspell Records. The EP will be available as a digital download through iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and other online music retailers. The CD version and 12" Vinyl LP (Limited to 1,000 units) will be available through Stormspell Records, www.coldsteelny.com, and CD Baby. A 12" Vinyl Picture Disc (Limited to 200 units) will also be available exclusively through www.coldsteelny.com. Conceptually, America Idle expresses current societal anxiety and proclaims an anthem to rouse the unbreakable spirit of America.
On the live performance front, Coldsteel's first show in 20 years will be on April 9th as direct support for UDO at Revolution & Bar Music Hall in Amityville, NY. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.coldsteelny.com/merchandise.
Metal Messiah Radio recently interviewed vocalist Troy Norr (also of King Diamond tribute band Them) and premiered "America Idle" in its entirety. Check out the podcast here.
Norr also spoke to AOL Noisecreep's Carlos Ramirez last year about the long awaited return of Coldsteel. Read the interview at this location.