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Jester Of Destiny Releasing New Album "The Sorrows That Refuse To Drown"

It was 30 years ago that Jester Of Destiny's "Fun At The Funeral" debut was released on the short-lived Metal Blade subsidiary, Dimension Records. A year later, the group released all-covers record "In A Nostalgic Mood," after which the band was unceremoniously hacked from the Metal Blade stable and, unable to land another deal for third album, "No Laughing Matter," quietly disappeared, with all the main participants going on to other pursuits.

All these years later, on April 7th via Ektro Records, Jesters Of Destiny is back with "The Sorrows That Refuse To Drown," an all-new hard rock / metal record. This poses the question: Why? Bruce Duff and Ray Violet, the co-band leaders and production team behind everything the band recorded, are as perplexed as everyone else.

"Ray and I were recording new material independently at home, and we sent each other some things and said, 'These seem like songs the Jesters would do,'" says Bruce. "So we started making more, and getting more people involved, and all of a sudden - it was anything but sudden, actually - it seemed like we were making a Jesters Of Destiny album."

"We always called what we did Gleeful Gloom," notes Bruce. "With 30 years of real life since 'Funeral,' we might be leaning a bit more on the gloom side. We wanted to lighten the load at the end, hence 'Happy Ending.' Also, however deep we lean into our own trials, Ray still really likes songs about the devil. If it ain't broke..."

1. Fire In The Six Foot Hole
2. The Flesh Parade
3. Ladies Of Runyon Canyon
4. My Card, Sir
5. Chalk Outline
6. The Misunderstood
7. 'Til The Following Night
8. Sunset Boulevard
9. Peace, Blood And Charlie Cocaine
10. Another Fire Six Feet Deep
11. Happy Ending

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