HANK3 (AKA Shelton Hank Williams III, grandson of country music pioneer Hank Williams) will release a double-length country album, Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, A Fiendish Threat, concurrently on 1 October 2013. Recorded in his home studio and to be released on his own imprint, the albums will be distributed by veteran metal label Megaforce in the U.S.
Williams III handled the bulk of vocals, guitar and drums for both releases (as well as engineering, production, mixing and mastering) and assembled a group of musicians, including Zach Shedd, David McElfresh, Billy Contreras, Daniel Mason, Andy Gibson and Johnny Hiland, to add bass, fiddles, banjo, steel guitar and more.
Brothers of the 4x4, which contains the tracks "Outdoor Plan," "Brothers of the 4x4," "Loners 4 Life" and "Ain't Broken Down," ranges from full-throttle honky-tonk to darker, more introspective tunes recalling hard times and heartbreak.
A Fiendish Threat, on the other hand, is described as “a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats.”
HANK3 Tour Dates:
24 August in Austin, TX @ The Austin Bat Fest
25 August in Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
26 August in Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
27 August in Lawrence (KC), MO @ Granada
29 August in Sauget, IL @ Pops
30 August in Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre's
31 August in Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
1 Sept. in Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
2 Sept. in Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter
4 Sept. in Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
5 Sept. in Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6 Sept. in Richmond, VA @ National
7 Sept. in Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
8 Sept. in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade