Weezer has shared a new track called “Zombie Bastards,” while also revealing more details about the LP it’s taken from, the upcoming self-titled “Black Album.” The disc, which will be the band’s 12th studio effort, will be released on March 1st, 2019. It is comprised of songs written on the piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo.
“Zombie Bastards” follows the October single “Can’t Knock The Hustle” and is the second track to be shared from the long-awaited record. Weezer has also divulged the cover art for the upcoming release, which shows the four band members covered completely in black, standing against a black background.
According to a press release, the record will feature “musical references of everything from Gorillaz to Can to Pink Floyd.” Cuomo described the record to NME last year as “darker” and “more experimental and wildly negative,” adding, “It has one foot in the future and one foot in the past.”
The “Black Album” will be Weezer’s fifth color-coded release, following 1994’s “Blue Album,” 2001’s “Green” LP, the “Red Album” in 2008 and the “White Album” two years ago.
Cuomo first spoke about the “Black Album” in February 2017, when it was originally intended to be the follow-up to April 2016’s “White Album.” However, Weezer instead decided to release Pacific Daydream in 2017, while halting work on the “Black Album.”