The Damned Things Debut Lyric Video for "Omen"; New Record, 'High Crimes' Out Now!

Los Angeles, CA – Heavy rock band THE DAMNED THINGS has released their long-awaited, highly- anticipated and critically celebrated release of their 2nd album, High Crimes, that’s out NOW from Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has debuted a lyric video for the record’s latest single, “Omen,” that can be viewed below.

Some of us believe that we can stop making bad decisions if we just become more aware of the circumstances surrounding them, that we can read the signs- the omens- and say “I see what is coming, and I choose to avoid it.” but not all poor decisions are avoidable and an omen might just be the whistle of a train while you’re already tied to the rails. this song is about bracing for the impact of an unavoidable disaster.
— Keith Buckley

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High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAXSTONE SOURAMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010’s hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast

Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX - took a meeting with the Joe Trohman  (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off, and started making songs together.  With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE)THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.  

THE DAMNED THINGS will kick off a month long headlining U.S. tour on May 1st with an intimate and undoubtedly unruly show at The Whisky in Los Angeles and will wrap in San Diego on May 25th. Tickets are onsale and going fast at


  • Dan Andriano - Bass

  • Keith Buckley - Vocals

  • Scott Ian - Guitar

  • Andy Hurley - Drums

  • Joe Trohman - Guitar


  • May 1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whiskey

  • May 4 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville

  • May 6 - Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon

  • May 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar

  • May 9 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Rex

  • May 10 - Nashville, TN - The Cowan

  • May 11 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter Fest

  • May 12 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall

  • May 14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Elevation @ The Intersection

  • May 16 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop

  • May 17 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge

  • May 18 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom

  • May 19 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey

  • May 21 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater

  • May 22 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep

  • May 24 - Tempe, AZ - Tempe Marketplace (KUPD Concert Series)

  • May 25 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick


Rickie McCanna