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Meat Loaf announces release date for first album in five years

He made the announcement less than a week after collapsing mid-concert

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Less than a week after collapsing on stage, Meat Loaf has announced plans for his long awaited follow-up.

Braver Than We Are, the musician’s 13th album, will be released on September 16. The new album has Meat Loaf reuniting with longtime collaborator Jim Steinman, who helped write many of his most popular works including Bat Out of Hell, which has sold over 40 million copies since it’s release in 1977.

The first single from the new album is also a reunion as “Going All The Way” features vocals from Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito, who both performed on “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” a smash hit from Bat Out of Hell.

The announcement of the 10-track album comes a week after Meat Loaf collapsed during a concert in Edmonton, Canada. Afterwards his rep released a statement saying that he collapsed “due to severe hydration” and he was now “responsive and recovering well.”

Brave Than We Are is now available for pre-order.