Guitar icon Ted Nugent
has officially announced that he is preparing to enter the studio to start working on a new album, the first one since 2007's "Love Grenade
In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited
, the guitarist revealed he is more than anxious to get the recording under way, adding that he is "confident there will be a new killer record.
"God knows we are eating our hearts out and busting our ass to get back into the studio to capture the new songs I am creating these days. I am confident there will be a new killer record ASAP.
The release will also feature vocalist Derek St. Holmes
, who rejoined Nugent two years ago after appearing on some of the classic tracks such as "Cat Scratch Fever
" and 1975's "Stranglehold
"Derek and the boys and I are humping madly to jam up a storm, working on my new tunes. I am certain real hard rock soul music lovers will love them.
Nuge's conservative political views are often known to overshadow his musical career. In the most recent controversial statement
regarding the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
the guitarist commented that "all dictators, tyrants, slave-drivers and despots should die ASAP.
On balancing both of his life roles, Nugents said: "My duty as a we the people participant is also more important now than ever when hero warriors of the US Military are sacrificing everything for the US Constitution and The American Way while the corruption, abuse of power and sheer criminality by the current gang of soulless elected punks in office rip us off worse than ever. The power of defiance in my music comes from the absolute American freedoms that I fight constantly for. And I am turning up the heat on all fronts more every day, thank you.
The new album will mark the 14th release in the Nugent catalogue. His latest studio effort, "Love Granade," recorded low sales in 2007 with approximately 3,600 copies sold within the first week, debuting at No. 186 on the Billboard 200 chart.