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James Durbin Unveils Cover Art for Debut Album

James Durbin
Wind-Up Records

While ‘American Idol’ isn’t widely known for churning out superior rock acts, every now and then a gem comes along. Season 10 offered up just that in the form of James Durbin.

With his “give metal a chance” platform, Durbin wowed ‘American Idol’ audiences with his modern take on rock and even performed with Zakk Wylde and Judas Priest on the show, landing himself spot in theTop 10 finalists.

In early September, Durbin inked a record deal with Wind-up Records, joining their roster of rock acts alongside Evanescence, Seether and Creed. Since then, Durbin has debuted his new song ‘Stand Up,’ featured on the ‘Official Gameday NFL Music Vol. 2′ EP (read our review here).

Most recently he revealed the artwork (seen above) and name for his forthcoming debut release. Durbin took to Twitter to share the album title, ‘Memories of a Beautiful Disaster’ with his fans and followed up with, “…means looking back on events in my life, to see the beauty in the pain.”

Sound-wise, Durbin describes the album as Aerosmith meets My Chemical Romance, again fusing old school rock with new school stylings.

‘Memories of a Beautiful Disaster’ is due out on Nov. 21 and is produced by Howard Benson. Stay tuned for the first official single set to drop soon.

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