Aranda Premiere New Album, 'Not the Same' — Exclusive

Dameon and Gabe Aranda—better known as Aranda—are premiering their new album, Not the Same, via today.

The album, the followup to 2012's Stop the World, will be released June 29.

"Not the Same really plays to our strengths," say the brothers. "We really went with a more classic rock sound with more harmonies than we've had on any of our other records. [We're] very proud of this project, and we hope our fans enjoy it!"

The 11-song album finds the band taking their life experiences and the changes they've gone through and channeling the resulting emotions into a collection of songs that represent a rebirth of Aranda.

“These songs are about leaving your past behind and moving forward, and looking forward to great new things,” Dameon adds.

For more about Aranda, visit

Photo: Josh Welsh

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.