The Distortion FieldChicago doom metal legends TROUBLE return with their first album since "Simple Mind Condition", released in 2007. The album, entitled "The Distortion Field", features 13 tracks and will be released by FRW Records on vinyl in North America on July 30, 2013. "The Distortion Field" makes history in the Trouble camp through the band"s acquisition of a new lead vocalist, Kyle Thomas of Exorder and Floodgate fame. Commenting on new vocalist Thomas, Trouble co-founder and guitarist Rick Wartell says, "Kyle is one of the most impressive singers I"ve ever heard, and by far the most extraodinary singer I"ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He"s got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of Trouble, as he"s been a fan for 20-something years. We"ve known him forever, and he innately understands what Trouble is about. He"s like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It"s awesome." Veteran Music Producer Bill Metoyer is once again lending his expertise, having previously worked with the band on "The Skull" and "Trouble", both Metal Blade releases. "Musically, I think this album is a true Trouble record", states Wartell. "In the early days, we used to just write what we felt and didn"t really care about what anyone said. We just wrote heavy riffs and played our music our way. But outside influences can kind of get a hold of you and start telling you what to do. When we were writing this album, the thinking was, we don"t care what anybody thinks. We"re going to write what we write. So this is basically a return to our roots, while combining some reflections of our band"s long history as well. With the two different music writers, Bruce and myself, we have a slight variation in our writing; Bruce has more of a "70s groove to his writing, and I"m more the old school doomy metal thing. And when you put it together, you get Trouble." The band consists of Kyle Thomas - vocals, Rick Wartell - guitar, Bruce Franklin - guitars, and Mark "Marko" Lira - drums. Trouble is currently auditioning for a new bass player. The band has planned a string of festival dates and will tour the album in both Europe and North America.