Freunde des Deathcores können sich freuen, denn die Männer von Signs Of The Swarm haben heute ihre neue Schlachtplatte „Amongst The Low & Empty“ angekündigt.
Gleichzeitig gibt es mit „Tower Of Torsos“ die zweite Single-Auskopplung auf die Lauscher.
„We wanted to bring the old school, in-your-face vibes of our favorite OG deathcore bands – with a fresh spin. We endearingly call it psycho-music. It’s something of a continuation of what we started with ‚The Collection,‘ musically, while the lyrical core is about doing whatever you must to come out on top. If you caught us on the road with Whitechapel recently, this one should be familiar to you!“
1. Amongst the Low & Empty
2. Tower of Torsos
3. Pray for Death
4. Borrowed Time
5. Between Fire & Stone
6. Shackles Like Talons
8. The Witch Beckons (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
10. Faces Without Names
Über Amongst the Low & Empty sagt Gitarrist Bobby Crow:
„‚Amongst the Low & Empty‘ is more than just a title; it’s also a feeling or state of mind. The phrase first came up in the lyrics of our last album, ‚Absolvere‘, and became a driving force for our band ever since. When it came time for us to enter the studio with Josh Schroeder last November, ‚Low and Empty‘ resonated in a very special way with the band. We had just completed well-over a year of non-stop worldwide touring and had to finalize an album we barely had time to wrap our heads around. We were literally low (energy) and feeling empty (of ideas). I still marvel at what we pulled off primarily in under a month (with a few extra days later to add the album’s penultimate closing duo).
If it weren’t for the ideas flying around Josh’s special studio, that time could have kept me feeling low and empty. I was very alone, locked away writing the music – we’d only come in with somewhere between 4-5 songs – with the only break from my strained and drained thoughts and ideas being visits from Schroeder to check in and add his genius.
David and Michael wrote lyrics in another room, with the prose spewed forth balancing the beauty/beast meter, with Dave’s recognizably rabid voice bringing it back to Signs when I’d push our sound boundaries (soundaries?). I’d always ask myself, ‚How can we make this moment feel beautiful and terrifying at the same time?‘ Fortunately, the lyrics‘ grace contrasted gnarly subject matter to achieve and elevate that goal. It’s kind of like the art of the album – serenely calming yet brutally when you truly take it in – inverted; musically we’re brutal up-front with the beauty underlying.
This album breathes a new sense of life into Signs of the Swarm that was much needed. We’re grateful for and proud of our previous works and the platform that they have provided us over the last 10 years, but ‚Amongst the Low & Empty‘ is a true and pure representation of each member’s current creative and performative abilities that elevates the passion and confidence of the band tenfold.“
Hier geht es zum offiziellen Musikvideo von „Tower Of Torso“:
Wer die Band in Deutschland live erleben möchte hat übrigens bei folgenden Dates die Chance: