The Damned signs to Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records

The Damned band pic
Raw Power Management, the international artist management company has announced a deal to sign legendary punk band The Damned to their label Search and Destroy, which is a joint venture with Spinefarm Records / Universal.

This new agreement will see The Damned release their first new album for nearly ten years on Search and Destroy. The as-yet-unnamed new album will be recorded this summer and is the follow up to, “So, Who’s Paranoid?”, which came out in 2008.

The Damned are managed by Jamal Chalabi, who along with Raw Power Management’s Commercial Director Don Jenkins was instrumental in brokering this agreement.

Formed in 1976, The Damned really need no introduction. As well as releasing the first ever British punk single and album, they also broke further new ground as the first UK punk act to tour America. The Damned still receive their dues in the US, where they are often cited as a major influence on many future rock acts, including bastions of the nascent US hardcore scene such as Black Flag and Bad Brains plus heavy metal heavyweights such as Green Day, The Offspring and Guns ’N’ Roses .

The band recently celebrated four decades together with a deluxe reissues package and a world tour.

Raw Power Management oversee a roster of internationally successful acts which include: Bring Me The Horizon, At The Drive In, While She Sleeps, Of Mice and Men, Don Broco, Mallory Knox, and others. The company’s record label Search and Destroy, which is a joint venture with Spinefarm Records/Universal is home to, among others, Bullet For My Valentine & Atreyu.

Jamal Chalabi, manager of The Damned said: “There was so much enthusiasm from the guys at Search and Destroy for working with The Damned that we had no hesitation in signing to the label. They are passionate music fans who run a successful, global business and I have no doubts they will do a great job on this new album”.

Craig Jennings, founder and CEO of Raw Power Management said: “The Damned are one of my all-time favourite bands and a massive influence on my own musical worldview. Their impact on subsequent generations of bands cannot be underestimated and we are looking forward to releasing their first new album for almost a decade”.