12 Stones -- Paul McCoy (vocals), Eric Weaver (guitars), Justin Rimer (Guitar), Michael McManus (drums) -- will release their fourth album, Only Human, August 23 on the Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal. The band joined forces once again with producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet, Saliva), who had previously worked with 12 Stones on 2007's Anthem For The Underdog, which was inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina on their hometown of New Orleans. The first single and video from Only Human — which was mixed by Mike Shipley (Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars) -- will impact radio and be available next month.
Says singer Paul McCoy: "We are very pleased to have signed to Executive Music Group, we felt they had our best interest at heart with wanting to get our music back to all our fans worldwide not only in the rock world but our fans in the Christian community as well. We appreciate all our fans and our main priority is to make sure our music is available to all who support us."
The New Orleans band's previous albums and singles have sold over two million copies in the U.S., in addition to singer Paul McCoy winning a Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock Performance" for his contribution on Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" smash hit single which went on to sell over 14 million albums worldwide. The band has also garnered multiple GMA Dove Nominations for their singles "Broken" and "Lie To Me."
Stay tuned for further album details and news about the band's forthcoming summer tour.