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Was it riffs at first sight? Or, perhaps they hated each other. Find out what happened when Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman met Anthrax’s Scott Ian leading to the birth of The Damned Things…


Celebrated purveyors of heavy rock THE DAMNED THINGS have released another trailer in support of their new album, High Crimes.

Nine years ago, Scott Ian – guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX – took a meeting with Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band, FALL OUT BOY).

He and Scott hit it off and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE)THE DAMNED THINGS were formed.

The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.

Watch as Joe Trohman discusses how he met Scott Ian in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles below;

The Damed Things new album ‘High Crimes‘ is set for release on April 26th via Nuclear Blast. Order your copy here.

Oran O’Beirne 2019