It's a big summer for Shaman's Harvest. Not only does the band have a full summer of touring with Nickelback on the horizon, they now have a new album to support as well. The group just announced that their Red Hands Black Deeds disc will be released by Mascot Records on July 28.

The band set up in the studio with producer Keith Armstrong with the intent of delivering a more organic disc while utilizing vintage gear. Singer Nathan Hunt says, "We used analog effects pedals and vintage amps. It was kind of like trying to find the melting point between Midwest and L.A. It still has the Shaman's Harvest Midwest vibe to it, but it definitely has organic L.A. written all over it." Guitarist Josh Hamler adds, "Goat toes are the new cowbells. We'd tell Keith we wanted a certain sound, and he'd pull stuff out that we never thought of, like the goat toes we used on 'Blood Trophies' and 'A Longer View' or sandpaper on 'Scavengers.'"

Hamler adds, "We had been so stuck in our way of writing and recording, but Keith had a different, more interesting approach to coming up with that sound. He really helped us find a fresh new creative path."

As for the lyrical content, the band broadened their subject matter, tackling political, social and economic topics and taking on a more national viewpoint. "Red Hands Black Deeds touches upon the darker nature inside all of us," says Hunt. "The whole record has a contrast and push and pull tension - a juxtaposition of good and bad or questioning what is right and wrong. The record ended up having a concept, though we weren't intending it to."

The band is going with "The Come Up" as the lead single. The upbeat rocker juxtaposes a Motown backbeat with classic Rolling Stones rock and roll swagger and delves into the topic of depression. "There's so much negativity on social media today - a lot of people struggling with real issues and with where we're at as a nation," says Hunt, who adds that the meaning is two-fold for him as he deals with his own depression.

"It's therapeutic for myself," he says. "It's just about sometimes when you just can't change s--t, you got to realize you can't mold everything in your life and you kind of just have to roll with the punches.

Other key tracks on the album include "A Longer View," "The Broken Ones" and "The Devil in Our Wake," which deal with such topics as civil unrest, immigration issues and war. Watch the band's trailer for the new album above.

As stated, Shaman's Harvest will be busy playing plenty of shows this summer. See their schedule below.

Shaman's Harvest, Red Hands Black Deeds

Mascot Records

Shaman's Harvest 2017 Tour

6/03 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- Scars and Stripes #
6/23 -- Noblesville, Ind. -- Klipsch Music Center
6/24 -- Clarkston, Mich. -- DTE Energy Music Center
6/25 -- Battle Creek, Mich. -- The Music Factory +
6/27 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Budweiser Stage
6/29 -- Montreal, Quebec -- Bell Centre
6/30 -- Hartford, Ct. -- The Webster Theatre !
7/01 -- Wantagh, N.Y. -- Jones Beach Theater
7/02 -- Holmdel, N.J. -- ONC Bank Art Center
7/04 -- Virginia Beach, Va. -- Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/06 -- Portland, Maine -- Port City Music Hall
7/07 -- Bangor, Maine -- Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
7/08 -- Mansfield, Mass. -- Xfinity Center
7/10 -- Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/11 -- Syracuse, N.Y. -- Lost Horizon +
7/12 -- Darien Center, N.Y. -- Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/13 -- Uncasville, Ct. -- Mohegan Sun Arena
7/15 -- Inwood, W.V. -- Shiley Acres
7/16 -- Mansfield, Ohio -- Ink in the Clink
7/18 -- Toledo, Ohio -- Frankies +
7/21 -- Omaha, Neb. -- Centurylink Center
7/22 -- Columbia, Mo. -- Rose Music Hall +
7/23 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- Starlight Theatre
7/25 -- Maryland Heights, Mo. -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/27 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Thunder Alley +
7/28 -- The Woodlands, Texas -- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/29 -- Dallas, Texas -- Starplex Pavilion
7/31 -- Pensacola, Fla. -- Vinyl Music Hall +
8/01 -- Tampa, Fla. -- MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/02 -- Alpharetta, Ga. -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/04 -- Camden, N.J. -- BB&T Pavilion
8/05 -- Hershey, Pa. -- Hersheypark Stadium
8/07 -- Burgettstown, Pa. -- Keybank Pavilion
8/09 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Riverbend Music Center
8/10 -- Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Rusty Spur +
8/11 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Iowa State Fair
8/12 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
8/14 -- Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio -- Blossom Music Center
8/16 -- Spring Grove, Ill. -- KC's Cabin +
8/17 -- Madison, Wis. -- Majestic Theatre +
8/18 -- Glen Flora, Wis. -- Northwoods Rock Rally #
8/24 -- Waterloo, Iowa -- Spicoli's Grill +
8/26 -- Bismarck, N.D. -- Bismarck Event Center
8/27 -- Billings, Mont. -- MetraPark Rimrock Auto Arena
8/29 -- Spokane, Wash. -- Spokane Arena
8/30 -- Ridgefield, Wash. -- Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
8/31 -- Seattle, Wash. -- The Crocodile +
9/03 -- Mountain View, Calif. -- Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/06 -- Wheatland, Calif. -- Toyota Amphitheatre
9/08 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Greek Theatre
9/09 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/12 -- Morrison, Colo. -- Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/13 -- Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Black Sheep +
9/14 -- Albuquerque, New Mexico -- Isleta Amphitheatre
9/16 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- USANA Amphitheatre
9/21 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba -- MTS Centre
9/23 -- Saskatoon, Alberta -- Sasktel Sports Centre
9/26 -- Calgary, Alberta -- Scotiabank Saddledome
9/28 -- Edmonton, Alberta -- Rogers Place
10/01 -- Vancouver, British Columbia -- Rogers Arena

All dates unless otherwise noted with Nickelback
! - Direct Support For Fates Warning
+ - Headline Appearance
# - Festival Appearance

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