The Damned Things is an American Hardrock supergroup composed of Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, Keith Buckley and Josh Newton of Every Time I Die, and Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax. The band's debut album Ironiclast was released on December 14, 2010 through Island Records. The band's name is inspired by the lyrics in Ram Jam's '70s version of "Black Betty". Guitarist Joe Trohman has mentioned that in the album, the band was aiming for a blues-oriented, riff-oriented heavy/classic rock sound, and combining elements from their own bands, going for a the traditional hard rock sound combined with the heavier aspects of Anthrax and Every Time I Die and the hook-laden choruses of Fall Out Boy. Trohman has mentioned such bands as Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin as having influence on the record.
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