The Platinum Selling Rockers To Release New Album On April 22nd.

St. Louis alternative rock heavyweights Story of the Year will release their hotly anticipated new album, The Black Swan, on April 22nd. Like the title suggests, the group's third studio album is anything but predictable. Combining the addictive choruses of their platinum selling album Page Avenue and the heaviness of In The Wake of Determination, The Black Swan transcends previous releases as their boldest and most accessible album to date.

Featuring the smash hit single "Wake Up" (mixed by Chris Lord Alge) and the piano driven ballad, "Terrified," The Black Swan was produced by John Feldmann (Page Avenue, The Used) and "Elvis" Baskette (Chevelle, Escape The Fate). "Making this record felt like starting over," says frontman Dan Marsala. "We're like a brand new band. You can hear it in these songs, we're excited again. I think we've really stepped it up on this record."

Continuing with tracks like the remarkably powerful and deeply personal alt-rock anthem "Tell Me" and the thought-provoking "Message to the World," The Black Swan explores social and moral issues close to the band's heart. With themes of war and prejudice, and taking lyrical inspiration from the likes of Carl Sagan among others, the group's latest album finds the band in a refined state. "Musically, we've grown so much. We have some very unique, timeless, face melting guitar riffs and solos that have come to define our sound, without compromising the idea of a classic song," explains guitarist Ryan Phillips.

Story of the Year's first single, "Wake Up," will be available for digital download beginning February 19th. Fans are encouraged to join the band's online fan club, href="" target="_blank">, for updates and exclusive opportunities.