Progressive rock trio Rush is set to release Clockwork Angels, their first album since 2007’s Snakes and Arrows on June 12. The band has been previewing songs from it as far back as two years ago during live shows. Hollywood Reporter describes the concept of the album to be “a young man’s quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life.”
Science-fiction novelist Kevin J. Anderson is also working on a novelization of the album, along with drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. The songs “BU2B” and “Caravan” have also appeared their most recent live record, Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (2011). A new single “Headlong Flight” is set to premiere on April 19.