It has already been announced that Black Flag has reformed and will be performing in 2013 at Hevy Fest, with additional dates forthcoming.
Now, the band has revealed that they are in the process of putting finishing touches on a new album with founder Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums, and Dale Nixon (Ginn’s pseudonym) on bass.
Founder Ginn also currently plays with Good For You, who are releasing their debut album this year, and Greg Ginn And The Royal We.
Reyes joined Black Flag in 1979, replacing original vocalist Keith Morris , and famously left the band mid-gig on May 23, 1980. However, he rejoined the band later solely to record the Jealous Again EP.
Drummer Gregory Moore has played with Ginn in his side project Gone since 1993.
The seeds of this reformation were planted when Reyes invited Ginn to perform with him at his birthday party two and half years ago. The reunion was a success, and the two vowed at that time to work on some songs together. The fruition of those efforts will culminate in the release of the new album later this year.
The reformed Black Flag plans to tour extensively both in the US (this coming fall) and abroad, and have also announced that they will be headlining the Ruhrpott Rodeo in Hünxe, Germany on May 18, 2013, as well as the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee on Saturday, August 31st.