Rancid Jump To Major Label For New LP, Indestructible

Bay Area punk band's sixth album will be first one not on indie Epitaph.

After a decade on independent punk label Epitaph, Rancid will release their sixth album, Indestructible, on Warner Bros.

Due August 26, the LP was produced by Epitaph Records founder and original Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, who also produced Rancid’s 1994 album, Let’s Go, and engineered their 1995 breakthrough, … And Out Come the Wolves, in addition to having worked on albums by H20, L7, NOFX and No Use For a Name.

A video was shot June 7 and 8 for the first single, “Fall Back Down,” which features an appearance by Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden.

The members of Rancid have kept busy between albums, with guitarist Lars Frederiksen releasing an eponymous album by side project Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards in 2001, and guitarist Tim Armstrong moonlighting in the Transplants with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

Rancid will headline the Vans Warped Tour, which begins June 19 in Boise, Idaho (see “Warped Tour Dates Announced, 17 More Bands Added” ).