The band’s new album ‘Danse Macabre’ is out now

Duran Duran [Stephanie Pistel]

On the eve of their new album’s release, Duran Duran have unleashed their cover of Talking Heads’ classic hit, “Psycho Killer.” Arriving just in time for Halloween, the track is featured on their brand new album, Danse Macabre, which is out today [October 24]. Featured on the song is Måneskin bassist Victoria De Angelis. Listen to the official audio of “Psycho Killer” below.

“The first time I met Vicky, I asked her who her bass inspirations were,” bassist John Taylor recalls. “Right away, she said,
‘Tina Weymouth!’ I said, ‘Me too.’ When the idea of covering ‘Psycho Killer’ came up, I thought, ‘I’m going to call
Vic’. She loved the idea, naturally!”

The all-new Dance Macabre is Duran Duran’s sixteenth studio effort. Released through Tape Modern/BMG, it is the follow-up to 2021’s Future Past. The record is available on translucent galaxy special edition vinyl, standard black vinyl, CD, and digital download. There are a supremely limited amount of signed galaxy vinyls and CDs. The group has also curated a new merchandise line surrounding the record, featuring a t-shirt, long-sleeved tee, hoodie, tote bag, hat, and vinyl slipmat cover. Fans can order now HERE.

Måneskin live Madison Square Garden 2023 Rush! World Tour [Credit: Matt Bishop]
Victoria De Angelis of Måneskin [The Rock Revival]

About the new album, keyboardist Nick Rhodes says, “The key is trying to find the balance of dark and light. Of course, you can play the tracks in any order, but it’s meant to be a whole experience.”

“After all of these years, Dance Macabre offers an interesting insight into the personality of the band,” bassist John Taylor states. “The music packs a real punch.”

“I hope you take a journey with us through the darker side of our inspirations into where we’re at in 2023,” adds drummer
Roger Taylor. “Maybe, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how Duran Duran got to this moment in time.”

However, one special Las Vegas gig on Halloween back in 2022 served as the catalyst for Dance Macabre.

“We had a blast that night,” recalls Nick. “We played six covers, and the audience didn’t know what to expect next.
There are already loads of Christmas records, so we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to own Halloween?’”
Simon goes on, “We all learned a lot during the process of making Future Past, and we definitely applied those
lessons to making Dance Macabre.”

“This album is much more spontaneous than much of our recent work,” Roger goes on. “The energy of the
Halloween performance seemed to spill into the entire writing and recording process. It reminded me of how we
worked in the early days of the band. The process started the same way—with four people in a room.”

Duran Duran
Duran Duran [The Rock Revival]

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2022, they’ve sold north of 100 million albums around the world
in addition to scoring 18 American chart hits and 21 Top 20 UK smashes. Their various awards and accolades have
included eight Lifetime Achievement Awards, two GRAMMY® Awards, two Ivor Novellos, two BRIT Awards
(including “Outstanding Contribution to Music” in 2004), and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

They penned the only James Bond theme to reach #1 in the US, while David Lynch helmed their outstanding concert film
(“Duran Duran: Unstaged”) in 2014. You can hear them sampled in songs by everyone from The Notorious B.I.G. to
5 Seconds of Summer and in reverent covers by Muse, Deftones, and more. Rio has claimed spots on Q’s “100
Greatest British Albums,” NME’s “100 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.”
Summing up their enduring impact, Vanity Fair proclaimed, “Duran Duran’s always been about constant innovation
and the ‘new’.” Given a penchant and flair for fashion, rock music never looked the same after their emergence
either. Their impact as style icons has been well-documented by WWD, Vogue, and more.