Alternative rock icons Fuel will release its first album in 18 years, ÅNOMÅLY, in October 2021 featuring new Lead Vocalist/Guitarist John Corsale.
The 11 original tracks were written by Songwriter/Guitarist Carl Bell, reunited with original Drummer Kevin Miller. In addition to Corsale, the band is rounded out by Guitarist Mark Klotz and Bassist Tommy Nat.
The first single, “HÅRD,” will be released on Friday, July 9, 2021 via Moon Chair Media/ONErpm and will introduce Corsale to the fans. Pre-orders for the new single can be found HERE. Bell also posted a snippet of the new single on a Facebook post.
Founding member Bell, the sole songwriter of all lyrics and music to all previous FUEL hits, returns to the helm as primary songwriter and producer, in addition to mixing the new album. Bell wrote and recorded the songs in his Las Vegas studio, with vocals recorded at Soundmine Recording Studio and King Studios in Pennsylvania.
Bell and Miller recently shared a video of their emotional in-person reunion after a decade. In a video posted on Facebook, fans reacted with the expected reverie as Fuel reignited their relationship with each other and with their fans.
“We were just patient with each other,” Bell said. “From the first conversation, I recognized the same feeling in Kevin’s voice. Fuel was huge for us. It was a great moment in our lives, and Kevin was as grateful for the opportunities that Fuel gave us as I was. We bonded on that fact. I would’ve taken a bullet for him—I still would.”
“For me new beginnings are exciting,” Miller stated, “but more often than not they scare the shit out of me! As much as I love touching my toe to new water I’m always afraid of the creatures lingering in the depths. I am incredibly excited about this new venture and new lineup of Fuel. Making this record shed a lot of light on what will be, such an amazing amount of talent in this band.”
Corsale hails from Pennsylvania and joins Fuel as Miller and Bell reunited after a decades-long separation.
“A few months ago I had no idea I would be returning to FUEL full time, so when it happened, my first call was to Kevin,” Bell stated. “He simply said, ‘I have the band. I promise you, these are the guys.’ He was right. All are great musicians, and John is this 26-year-old great guitarist as well as a great vocalist and frontman. He sounds fantastic on the album and amazing on our previous hits as well. From the moment I first heard him play and sing I thought, wow … this just got real interesting.”
Tour dates are expected to be announced soon.