Alice Cooper fans jazzed to catch the pioneering shock rocker live on his current U.S. tour can look forward to the release of a brand new single “Paranoiac Personality,” which will drop June 9. The song is the lead release from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's highly anticipated studio album Paranormal, which will hit shelves on July 28 via Earmusic.
Bravewords reports on June 8 the “School's Out” hitmaker posted a teaser of “Paranoiac Personality” via the official YouTube website of his new label on Thursday. The clip follows last week's release of the album's cover art with the announcement of the official release date for the single via the official website of Alice Cooper.
The 23-second clip opens with a horizontal lines displayed on a black & white television screen as the song opens with a pumping bass line, ornamented by atmospheric piano chords. As a strobe light effect flashes over a static shadowy hand, an electric guitar is layered in to build tension as the credits roll and the video cuts just as the drums hit.
Produced by longtime Cooper associate Bob Ezrin, Paranormal features 12 tracks, including three songs that feature the surviving members of the original 70's era Alice Cooper Band line up. The star-studded release also features guest appearances by U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover.
Paranormal is available for preorder here in 2-CD, digital and vinyl formats and comes with a special mini-album, which showcases three tracks with the original ACB line up. Fans can check out the teaser clip for “Paranoiac Personality” above.
Fans can catch Cooper and touring band live at his next stop, which takes place on June 8 in Hinckley, Minnesota, at Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater. The U.S. leg of Spend The Night With Alice Cooper Tour will wrap up Sept. 10 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center before heading overseas for fall dates in Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.