Madam X is set to make its mark on the music industry for the first time in more than 30 years this fall when it will release its second full-length studio recording.
The Detroit-based rock outfit will release Monstrocity Oct. 31 domestically and Oct. 27 in Europe. Both releases will be through EMP Label Group. The band’s only other album, We Reserve The Right, was released in 1984 and led to the release of the band’s only major hit ‘High In High School.’
Four years after the record’s release, founding member Roxy Petrucci left the band to join Vixen. Original vocalist Brent Kaiser was replaced briefly by a then unknown Sebastian Bach. A short time later, Madam X disbanded, but reunited in 2014 at the Sweden Rock Festival.
A collaboration this year between Petrucci, her sister and fellow Madam X founder Maxine Petrucci, and Mark Slaughter on a Lemmy Kilmister tribute track for their VIP Aftershow project led to Slaughter introducing the Petrucci sisters to EMP Label Group A&R head Thom Hazaert. That introduction led to discussions about Madam X’s next record.
Hazaert said the discussions with the Petrucci sisters about Madam X’s new album eventually led to the group’s new deal with EMP Label Group.
“When I connected with Roxy and we were working on the Aftershow stuff, and she told me they were working on a new Madam X record, I was extremely excited at the prospect of releasing it,” Hazaert said. “After a brief courtship, we made the decision to put it out together, and I can honestly say I’m still excited. Madam X is such a kickass rock band. I was always a huge fan of their first record, and to be able to release its follow up over 30 years later is just insane.”
Roxy Petrucci echoed Hazaert’s sentiments, offering praise to him and EMP Label Group founder Dave Ellefson for taking a chance on the band.
“Hell may not be pretty, but good things will find their way out!,” Petrucci said. “It takes a huge pair of metal balls to sign a band like Madam X. David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert at EMP put their love of metal first, and crushed it by signing Madam X! Raw and flawed, Monstrocity will be unleashed onto the world in fall 2017! Love live Rock n Roll, but immortalized in metal!”
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