Prog rock legends Jethro Tull have completed a new album and are preparing for an early 2022 release, the band announced today. The Zealot Gene will be released by the band’s new label, InsideOut Music/Sony Music.
“After 54 years in the world of music recording, it is with great pleasure that I now sign Jethro Tull to a record company which reminds me, in many ways, of the old Chrysalis label – both as an independent and in its later years in partnership with EMI,” said Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson in a statement. “Here are real music guys with a passion for the best and most creative in rock music. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship and more releases to come.”
“Adding Jethro Tull to the roster is an incredible honour for us,” said InsideOutMusic Label Manager Thomas Wabe. “The band are true innovators of the genre and we are looking forward to working with them on their new album. We are sure their countless fans will be as excited about it as we are!”
The Jethro Tull lineup includes Ian Anderson (flute, acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals), Joe Parrish-James (guitar) Florian Opahle (guitar – album only), Scott Hammond (drums), John O’Hara (piano, keyboards, accordion) and David Goodier (bass).
With more than 30 albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 50 million, Jethro Tull are one of the most successful rock bands of all-time with a catalog that contains classics that still resonate today. Led by Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull still continue to tour throughout the world, entertaining audiences of all ages.