Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a HUGE fan of California band Rival Sons.

That being the case, it's no surprise that I am jacked that they've got a new album (their fourth) on the way! Entitled "Great Western Valkyrie", the album is - according to singer Jay Buchanan in a recent Blabbermouth.net interview,

"the filthy magazine hidden in the hymnal."

Featuring new bass player Dave Beste, and Ikey Owens (THE MARS VOLTA, JACK WHITE) on keyboards, Buchanan adds,

"I'd like to think we became a little bit more of ourselves making this record and that the selection of influences has broadened a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Miley during the recording; I believe his playing on this record is his most lyrical and musical yet and that's probably a direct reflection of Beste's fresh blood in the mix. Speaking of Beste, whoa. Thunder from his hands all over this album."

Check out a preview of the album here: