Revered purveyors of their own critically celebrated style of doom-infused progressive rock/metal, PALLBEARER, have expanded their relationship with leading metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, announcing today that they’ve signed a worldwide deal for the band’s highly anticipated fourth full-length album.
“We are very honoured to announce that we have signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast. We had the great privilege of working with them on the European distribution of our previous album, and it was quite clear that this was the next logical step for us. We greatly look forward to continuing our work with Monte Conner and his legendary team at the label, as well as being included amongst a truly unparalleled group of some of heavy music’s greatest artists of the modern era.” – PALLBEARER
In timing with the signing announcement, PALLBEARER has released a new single, ‘Atlantis’ as part of Sub Pop Records’ recently revived “Singles Series.” The single is available for streaming here https://geni.us/Pallbearer_Atlantis
“We’re very excited to finally be able to share another piece of new material with you. As many of you probably know by now, Pallbearer has always been very “album-oriented” — when we are writing music, it’s often with the big picture in mind. However, we also thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to release pieces that might not necessarily fit into a larger album. Thanks to the Sub-Pop Singles Series, we were thrilled to have the chance to write a brand new song, ‘Atlantis’ plus also document how ‘Thorns’, a song from our previous LP had taken on a different bit of attitude after being road-worn for a couple of years.” – PALLBEARER
PALLBEARER has also announced a handful of USA summer dates, including shows with BARONESS and two special home-state shows where the band will be performing Sorrow and Extinction in its entirety.
“Things have been relatively quiet on our front here, after wrapping up the Heartless touring cycle last October — but we’re coming out of our album-writing hibernation period to perform some select shows in July.
Things didn’t quite line up for us to perform a show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the band last year, but we’ll be performing two dates in our home state that will unofficially be a celebration of one whole decade of Pallbearer in the books so far! We’ll be performing Sorrow & Extinction + other selections from our history at both of these shows. We’ve also teamed up with our esteemed friends at Lost Forty Brewing to bring a new limited beer, a Czech-style Pilsner dubbed “The Legend” (plus other surprises!) which will be available at these dates.”
And, since these two Arkansas dates are over a week apart, we managed to sneak a few other regional shows in there too. Hope to see you there!” – PALLBEARER
PALLBEARER USA Tour Dates:
July 13 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room *
July 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
July 19 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
July 20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
July 21 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic *
July 30 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom +
July 31 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn +
* Playing all of Sorrow & Extinction in entirety
‘Heartless’ was recorded entirely to analogue tape at Fellowship Hall Sound, Little Rock, Arkansas between June and August 2016. The record was produced by Pallbearer and mixed by acclaimed producer Joe Barresi (Tool, The Melvins, QOTSA, Fu Manchu). Engineering was handled by Jason Weinheimer and Zach Reeves, and mastered by Grammy-winning mastering engineer Dave Collins (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper and Soundgarden).
‘Heartless’ achieved widespread critical acclaim in 2017, landing countless impressive ‘end of year list’ scores such as the #1 ‘Best Metal Album’ slots at The Quietus and Heavy Music HQ.
Initially formed in 2008, Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, Arkansas – releasing their debut full length ‘Sorrow and Extinction’ in early 2012. The record made an immediate and immense impact on die-hard doom fans and metal critics alike, also forming the four-piece fans outside of the metal scene. Hailed by Rolling Stone as the #1 metal album of 2012, the album also received the coveted ‘Best New Music’ stamp of approval from Pitchfork and landed the band on end of year lists at SPIN and NPR.
Their formidable sophomore record, 2014’s ‘Foundations Of Burden’ featured on countless critic’s end of year lists and cemented their reputation as an unstoppable and emotive force – driving doom beyond its imagined limits, carving themselves an entirely original path through the realm of heavy music. The record charted in the Billboard Top 100, achieving Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Music’ accolade and Decibel’s highly honoured ‘Album Of The Year’ award.
Brett Campbell | lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, synthesizers
Devin Holt | electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
Joseph D. Rowland | electric bass, vocals, synthesizers
Mark Lierly | percussion