Veteran hard rock act the Rollins Band has signed with Sanctuary Records and set an Aug. 21 date for the release of its latest album, "Nice." In a statement, bandleader Henry Rollins compared the new

Veteran hard rock act the Rollins Band has signed with Sanctuary Records and set an Aug. 21 date for the release of its latest album, "Nice." In a statement, bandleader Henry Rollins compared the new material to his group's final album with DreamWorks, last year's "Get Some Go Again." "Real instruments, cut live, no drum beats fixed, no vocals pitched, just music played hard, good sounds going onto tape, very few takes." he said.

The band is currently performing on the Warped Tour, but will stage its own headlining jaunt this fall. "Get Some Go Again" sold 48,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and peaked at No. 180 on The Billboard 200. Rollins has spent the better part of the year on a spoken-word tour in support of his latest spoken-word album, "A Rollins in the Wry" (Quarterstick).

Sanctuary is home to Megadeth, Widespread Panic, and Corrosion of Conformity, among others.

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