Dee Snider working on “very aggressive metal record” to release in spring 2018
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is already at work on a new solo album to follow up last year’s solo release We Are The Ones. Snider has characterized his new solo album as a “very aggressive metal record” to be released in the spring 2018 and to be produced by Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta.
In an interview with Poughkeepsie radio station 101.5 WPDH on October 31, Snider discussed how his pairing with Jasta came to be. “I decided to do a very aggressive metal record — a true metal record. I start recording the album today for release next spring,” he said. “Jamey is a fan of mine, and I was on his podcast, and he literally challenged me on the air. He said, ‘Dude, you’re iconic. I think you need to do a true metal record. Think Rob Halford‘s ‘Resurrection‘, think in that direction. I go, ‘Well, what do you got in mind?’ He goes, ‘Dude, I will produce it, and I’ve got songs, and I’ve got people stumbling over each other to write a song for Dee Snider.’ Then he just started sending me music. The new stuff is powerful; it’s great; and I’m excited about the next tour, which will start next spring.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of We Are The Ones: “In the end, if the goal of We Are The Ones was to compete with contemporary, forgettable, power pop that will fade into obscurity — then mission accomplished. My gut feeling is that We Are The Ones will disappear into obscurity which will prove Dee Snider right (again).”