Billy Talent's new album "BILLY TALENT II," is the Toronto-based band's first
new music since the 2003 release of their breakthrough self-titled debut.
"BILLY TALENT II" sees the band taking punk to new heights, amplifying the
explosive energy and earnest lyricism that made their debut an international
sensation. Powerful new songs like "Devil In A Midnight Mass," "Surrender"
and "Red Flag" are alive with the band's personal blend of angular angst and
irresistible popcraft, all given distinctive focus via singer Ben Kowalewicz'
inventive, issues-oriented songwriting
Recorded last winter at Bryan Adams' Warehouse Studios in Vancouver,
British Columbia, "BILLY TALENT II" was produced by Gavin Brown, who
previously helmed the band's eponymous debut, with co-production from
guitarist Ian D'Sa. The album was mixed earlier this year by the legendary
After more than a decade of hard work and nearly non-stop touring, Billy
Talent hit the punk mainstream in 2003 with the Atlantic release of their
self-titled debut album. Fuelled by singles such as the boisterous "Try
Honesty," the album led to the band's widespread success in Canada (where
it went 3x Platinum) and Europe, while also kick-starting the birth of an
intensely loyal fan following in the U.S. Over the course of the next two
years, Billy Talent toured the globe repeatedly, sharing stages with heroes
like Jane's Addiction and Buzzcocks. In addition, the band received a variety
of honors, including three MuchMusic Video Awards and three Juno Awards.