Pallbearer Posts Pink Floyd Cover, “Run Like Hell” Online

After a triumphant live set at Saint Vitus Bar that was streamed across Kerrang! Magazine’s social media, ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer have released a sublime cover of the Pink Floyd classic, “Run Like Hell.” The track is part of a compilation in tribute to the iconic album, “The Wall.” Compiled by Magnetic Eye, the collection is called “THE WALL [REDUX]” and joining Pallbearer are Melvins, Mark Lanegan, Ruby the Hatchet and Mars Red Sky to name a few. Listen to the track, over on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/6SBDtPZIxl4aqkKYPUE2fu

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Doom Side Of The Moon Celebrates Pink Floyd’s Legacy With “Time” Video

To celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd releasing music that changed the world, The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt has produced a heavy metal cover of seminal album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

Titled Doom Side of the Moon, the resulting band and album features Shutt and a host of celebrated musicians including his bandmates from The Sword, bassist Bryan Richie and drummer Santiago Vela III, vocalist Alex Marrero (Brownout / Brown Sabbath), saxophonist Jason Frey (Black Joe Lewis / Hard Proof), and keyboardist Joe Cornetti (Croy & The Boys).

Engineered and mixed by Stuart Sikes, the LP will be released on August 4th, a date which marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

Today, Doom Side Of The Moon unveils a music video for an amped-up version of the Pink Floyd classic “Time.” Directed by Robert Mustachio of The Mustachio Light Show, the video mimics portions of the visual trip-scape laser show that Mustachio will unleash during Doom Side Of The Moon’s live debut on Saturday, August 5th at Emo’s in Austin, TX.

Always prepared for a good time, Shutt offers a seven-step process on how to best enjoy the new tunes:

1. Turn on your PS4
2. Resist the urge to play ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’
3. Go to your YouTube app
4. Enter “Doom Side of the Moon ‘Time'” into the YouTube search engine
5. Roll up a big ol’ fattie
6. Turn off all the lights
7. Put that shit on full screen and enjoy!

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Godhunter Unveils “Codex Narco” Album Details

Godhunter today issues the artwork, track listing, and a brief trailer for the band’s impending “Codex Narco” record, which features contributions from members of Chrch, Demon Lung, Mountaineer, Thorne, Methra, and others.

In line with Godhunter’s commitment to speaking out about social issues, the proceeds of the “Codex Narco” sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, the statement reflected in the pink color scheme of the artwork by Bailey Illustration and layout by Cool Ghoul Ltd. (Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man).

“Codex Narco” was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features a cover of Tegan & Sara’s “Walking With A Ghost,” for which a video is being created to support suicide prevention. The album will see digital release through Battleground Records and cassette release through Baby Tooth Records on May 19th, with the track listing as follows:

1. A Dread Of Some Strange Impending Doom
2. Like Glass Under Black Fingernails
3. Our Blood Is Poison
4. Cocaine Witches & Lysergic Dreams
5. Unarmed Combat
6. Walking With A Ghost
7. Distant Fading Screams Of A Dying World

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Rage Against The Machine To Release 20th Anniversary Box Set

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release “Rage Against the Machine – XX,” commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album from the band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band’s literate and politically-charged debut album, originally released in November 1992. Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will be available as a CD in three configurations:

1. 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster;

2. 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and

3. 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12″ 180gm vinyl editions–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

Compact Disc One of the newly remastered “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original “Rage Against the Machine” demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band’s deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of “Rage Against the Machine – XX” marks the first time the entire Rage Against the Machine demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine’s historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making “Killing in the Name” the UK’s Number One Single during Christmas week 2009. Also included are the band’s groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage’s debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994, featuring the full set of the band’s first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

“Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include new liner notes penned especially for the band’s 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

I. Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)
2 x CDs + 2 x DVDs + 180gm LP
12″ lift-off box
40 page booklet
2 sided poster

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

DVD #1
“The Battle of Britain” – previously unreleased
FINSBURY PARK, LONDON ENGLAND (JUNE 6, 2010)

1. Testify
2. Bombtrack
3. People Of The Sun
4. Know Your Enemy
5. Bulls On Parade
6. Township Rebellion
7. Bullet In The Head
8. White Riot
9. Guerrilla Radio
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
11. Freedom
12. Killing In The Name

MUSIC VIDEOS
“Killing in the Name” (1992)
“Bullet in the Head” (1993)
“Bombtrack” (1993)
“Freedom” (1993)
“Bulls on Parade” (1996)
“People of the Sun” (1996)
“No Shelter” (1998)
“Guerrilla Radio” (1999)
“Sleep Now in the Fire” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Testify” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Renegades of Funk” (2000) – first official commercial release
“How I Could Just Kill a Man” (2000) – previously unreleased

LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION – first time on DVD
“The Ghost Of Tom Joad”
“Vietnow” – Irvine, CA – 1997
“People Of The Sun”
“Bulls On Parade”
“Bullet In The Head”
“Zapata’s Blood” – Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany – 1996
“Know Your Enemy”
“Bombtrack”
“Tire Me” – Reading Festival 1996
“Killing In The Name” – Pink Pop Festival – 1994

DVD #2 – all previously unreleased
“First Public Performance”
CAL STATE NORTH RIDGE, CA (OCTOBER 23, 1991)

1. Killing In The Name
2. Take The Power Back
3. Autologic
4. Bullet In The Head
5. Hit The Deck
6. Township Rebellion
7. Darkness Of Greed
8. Clear The Lane
9. Clampdown
10. Know Your Enemy
11. Freedom

PINK POP 1994 – “Freedom”
VIC THEATRE 1993 – “Take the Power Back”
JC DOBBS 1993 – “Fistful of Steel”
SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCE 1992 – “Bombtrack”
Halfway House 1992 – “Wake Up”
Castaic 1992 – “Settle for Nothing”
San Luis Obispo 1992 – “Clear the Lane”
CWNN 1992 – “Untitled”
Zed’s Records 1992 – “Darkness of Greed”
NOMADS 1992 – “Wake Up”

II. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
Oversized softpack

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

Bonus DVD:

Music Videos:
Killing In The Name
Bombtrack
Freedom
Take The Power Back (Vic Theatre) – previously unreleased
Bombtrack (Soundstage performance) – previously unreleased
Wake Up (Nomads) – previously unreleased

III. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition)
Jewel Case

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

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Rage Against The Machine To Release 20th Anniversary Box Set

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release “Rage Against the Machine – XX,” commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album from the band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band’s literate and politically-charged debut album, originally released in November 1992. Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will be available as a CD in three configurations:

1. 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster;

2. 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and

3. 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12″ 180gm vinyl editions–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

Compact Disc One of the newly remastered “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original “Rage Against the Machine” demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band’s deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of “Rage Against the Machine – XX” marks the first time the entire Rage Against the Machine demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine’s historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making “Killing in the Name” the UK’s Number One Single during Christmas week 2009. Also included are the band’s groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage’s debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994, featuring the full set of the band’s first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

“Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include new liner notes penned especially for the band’s 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

I. Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)
2 x CDs + 2 x DVDs + 180gm LP
12″ lift-off box
40 page booklet
2 sided poster

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

DVD #1
“The Battle of Britain” – previously unreleased
FINSBURY PARK, LONDON ENGLAND (JUNE 6, 2010)

1. Testify
2. Bombtrack
3. People Of The Sun
4. Know Your Enemy
5. Bulls On Parade
6. Township Rebellion
7. Bullet In The Head
8. White Riot
9. Guerrilla Radio
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
11. Freedom
12. Killing In The Name

MUSIC VIDEOS
“Killing in the Name” (1992)
“Bullet in the Head” (1993)
“Bombtrack” (1993)
“Freedom” (1993)
“Bulls on Parade” (1996)
“People of the Sun” (1996)
“No Shelter” (1998)
“Guerrilla Radio” (1999)
“Sleep Now in the Fire” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Testify” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Renegades of Funk” (2000) – first official commercial release
“How I Could Just Kill a Man” (2000) – previously unreleased

LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION – first time on DVD
“The Ghost Of Tom Joad”
“Vietnow” – Irvine, CA – 1997
“People Of The Sun”
“Bulls On Parade”
“Bullet In The Head”
“Zapata’s Blood” – Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany – 1996
“Know Your Enemy”
“Bombtrack”
“Tire Me” – Reading Festival 1996
“Killing In The Name” – Pink Pop Festival – 1994

DVD #2 – all previously unreleased
“First Public Performance”
CAL STATE NORTH RIDGE, CA (OCTOBER 23, 1991)

1. Killing In The Name
2. Take The Power Back
3. Autologic
4. Bullet In The Head
5. Hit The Deck
6. Township Rebellion
7. Darkness Of Greed
8. Clear The Lane
9. Clampdown
10. Know Your Enemy
11. Freedom

PINK POP 1994 – “Freedom”
VIC THEATRE 1993 – “Take the Power Back”
JC DOBBS 1993 – “Fistful of Steel”
SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCE 1992 – “Bombtrack”
Halfway House 1992 – “Wake Up”
Castaic 1992 – “Settle for Nothing”
San Luis Obispo 1992 – “Clear the Lane”
CWNN 1992 – “Untitled”
Zed’s Records 1992 – “Darkness of Greed”
NOMADS 1992 – “Wake Up”

II. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
Oversized softpack

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

Bonus DVD:

Music Videos:
Killing In The Name
Bombtrack
Freedom
Take The Power Back (Vic Theatre) – previously unreleased
Bombtrack (Soundstage performance) – previously unreleased
Wake Up (Nomads) – previously unreleased

III. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition)
Jewel Case

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

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Futility Streaming Second Album

Canberra ambient doom/drone band Futility is streaming its second album “The View from Here” over on Bandcamp. The album contains seven epic-length tracks and features an unusual doom/death cover of the Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb.” You can also stream Futility’s debut album over on that page. Listen to all seven songs below, which clock in at well over an hour.

The View From Here by Futility

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Arjen Lucassen Posts New Music Video For "Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin"

Multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen has posted a new video for the track “Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin,” taken from his recently released concept solo album, “Lost In The New Real.” The video was mainly shot where Arjen grew up, near the sea in Holland. Check out the video clip below.

In regards to the video, Arjen comments: “It’s a very ‘Dutch’ clip, windmills and all! So you could say this clip goes back to my roots, also musically. It features many visual links (at least 10!) to the bands and albums that I grew up listening to. Peace, man!”

Featuring artwork created by Arjen and renowned designer Claudio Bergamin, plus an appearance by legendary actor Rutger Hauer as the album’s narrator, “Lost In The New Real” is a double-CD that tells the story of Mr. L, a 21st century man who was cryo-preserved at the moment of clinical death from a terminal disease. The album begins as Mr. L is being revived at a point in the distant future, when technology has advanced enough to cure his disease. Mr. L finds himself in a world that has drastically changed — to the point that the line between what’s real and what’s not is no longer clear.

The tracks on disc 1 follow Mr. L’s emotional journey as he is confronted with both serious and comical aspects of the “New Real” and desperately tries to decide if he can find a meaningful place within it. Disc 2 is a mix of tracks that are part of the concept but didn’t fit on disc 1, plus cover songs related to the concept. The track-listing for this epic concept album is as follows:

Lost In The New Real (disc 1)
1. The New Real
2. Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin
3. Parental Procreation Permit
4. When I’m A Hundred Sixty-Four
5. E-Police
6. Don’t Switch Me Off
7. Dr Slumber’s Eternity Home
8. Yellowstone Memorial Day
9. Where Pigs Fly
10. Lost In The New Real

Lost In The New Real (disc 2)
1. Our Imperfect Race
2. Welcome To The Machine (PINK FLOYD cover)
3. So Is There No God?
4. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars (BLUE OYSTER CULT cover)
5. The Social Recluse
6. Battle Of Evermore (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
7. The Space Hotel
8. Some Other Time (ALAN PARSONS PROJECT cover)
9. You Have Entered The Reality Zone
10. I’m The Slime (FRANK ZAPPA cover)

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Pink Cream 69 Drummer Kosta Zafiriou Splits With Band, Drum Tech Chris Schmidt To Replace

Drummer and original member Kosta Zafiriou has split with Pink Cream 69 in an effort to concentrate on new band Unisonic (featuring Ex-Helloween founder Kai Hansen and vocalist Michael Kiske). He will be replaced by his long time drum technician Mike Schmidt, who also played with Sunstorm.

Zaifiriou explained his departure:

It was a very hard decision to leave the band I co-founded back in 1987, but I am sure this is the right step. Due to my various activities with my company Bottom Row plus being the drummer and manager of my new band UNISONIC, more and more I felt I was retarding PC 69´s career. Chris is a great drummer and a good friend of the band since many years, which makes him the perfect match for PINK CREAM 69. I wish the guys only the best and look forward to see the first show with him – as a visitor, enjoying the songs that accompanied me half of my life!

On March 1, 2012, the band entered the studio to record it’s 11th full length studio release and successor to “In10sity” (2007). The new, yet-untitled, album is targeted for release by Frontiers Records in the autumn of 2012.

Guitarist Alfred Koffler commented on the new album:

The vibe within the band is very enthusiastic and creative. There are far too many strong songs by Dennis (Ward), David (Readman) and myself to pick from. There will be eleven of them on the album plus a couple of bonus tracks for the different markets and formats. We also will have guest appearances by two famous musicians on the new record – both fans of the band. More on that soon!

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Katagory V Streaming New Songs "Far Too Long" And "I Am Change" Online

Power metal act Katagory V has posted the new songs “Far Too Long” and “I Am Change” online, which will appear on the band’s upcoming fifth album “Resurrect the Insurgence.” You can check out “I Am Change” in the player below, or find both tracks via the band’s Reverbnation page.

Comments bassist Dustin Mitchell: “We know it has been rather quiet in the Katagory V camp, and many have been wondering when the new album will be released, but rest assured we are still fighting the good fight, and the new album will be delivered in good time. However, it has been difficult to nail down a release date in the current state of the industry with the constant changes abound. Never the less, we are still alive!

“A few months back we uploaded a new song from the upcoming album ‘Resurrect The Insurgence,’ which was completed earlier this year with the help of producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA, PRIMAL FEAR), and felt it was time to throw out another musical morsel from the new album out there for everyone to test drive.

“Lyrically, ‘Far Too Long’ is about the ending of a very long relationship with someone, the ripple effect that it causes, the expectations from those around you, and the changes that need to be overcome. This song was written four years ago, and only recently, became self-prophesying for myself, which I found to be rather ironic.

“Musically, this song is a very straight ahead, very melancholy track with a bit of an AOR approach. Dennis and I joked that this would be our ‘radio hit’ if such a thing existed for the band, or in general these days, as it is by far the most accessible song on the album. It has many of the classic KATAGORY V progressive trademarks with the phrasings and structures, however with a lot more emphasis on melody and hook. Once again, our influences are very apparent here in this song and we are very proud of how this turned out. It musically and emotionally compliments the lyrical content.

“We picked this next song to show the fans another side of the band, as well as the more melodic direction we are taking with the new album. We feel that the production and performance of this song highlights the album as a whole. We hope you enjoy it!”


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