Dean Fertita, The Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone Age’s keyboardist/guitarist and former touring member of The Raconteurs, takes on a new role, as frontman in his solo project, Hello=Fire. The self-titled album, which will be released November 23rd on Cobraside Distribution, features songwriting collaboration from Fertita’s friend and Raconteurs mate Brendan Benson, as well as a host of other key musicians, like QOTSA bandmates Michael Schuman, Troy Van Leeuwen and Joey Castillo, and Michael Horrigan of The Afghan Whigs.

The music of Hello=Fire is already touted as rocking, bluesy and soaring, a “raw, grit-filled rock & roll that kicks and screams from pillar to post” by Vice, while Rolling Stone France gave the album a fab 9/10.