St. Elmo’s Fire Working On First Studio Album In Over Two Decades

St. Elmo’s Fire Working On First Studio Album In Over Two Decades

March 3, 2015

St. Elmo’s Fire are finishing up writing songs for their next studio album, their first since 1992’s ‘Desperate Years’.

The California based metal band have been working on new material since late last year. The upcoming album on Pure Steel Records will be the band’s fifth album, dating back to 1986, and will feature original members Kris Gustofson (drums) and Jeff Jones (guitar). Mike Palombi, who joined the band last year, will be handling the lead vocals. Pre-production and recording for the currently untitled new record will begin soon in the group’s Sacramento studio.

According to Jones the album will contain between 10 to 12 new songs, “We are extremely excited to be releasing our new music on Pure Steel,” says Jones. “They are one of the best metal labels around and we are thrilled to be part of their metal family!”

St. Elmo’s Fire was originally formed in 1980 and released the albums ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’, ‘Warning From The Sky’, ‘Powerdrive’ and ‘Desperate Years’ before calling it quits after playing their final tour in 1992 (including dates in Mexico). Gustofson went on to record with several other bands (including Frank Hannons’ Moondog Mane) and Jones had a short lived stint in Vamp Le Stat. In 2012 Jones and Gustofson started performing together again and St. Elmo’s Fire reformed.

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