Little Rock, Arkansas-based ruminant progressive doom quartet, PALLBEARER, have today released a brand new video for single ‘I Saw The End’. The video was directed and produced by the acclaimed Zev Deans of Panorama Programming.
‘I Saw The End‘ is the imposing opening track for upcoming record “Heartless”, a wistful and serious plea for us all to take heed of the warning signs around us, else our dismal fate be sealed.
“Both song and video present a telescopic view on an eternity of corruption. The path of greed leads to misery. When higher awareness allowed us to claw our way out of the mud, we found new ways to exploit one another, abusing the gift that could bring us to new heights. In the end, we pay for our selfishness. Join us for this elegy for what might have been.”
You can watch the video for ‘I Saw The End’ here:
PALLBEARER‘s upcoming third record “Heartless” is due for release on 24th March 2017 via Nuclear Blast in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand.
“Heartless” is also now available for pre-order here.
“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, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE). Engineering was handled by Jason Weinheimer and Zach Reeves, and mastered by Grammy winning mastering engineer Dave Collins (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER, METALLICA).
The ruminative album artwork was created by hugely talented Indiana based oil painter Michael Lierly, and the album layout was handled by Chimere Noire.
PALLBEARER commented on “Heartless”:
“This album finds us exploring new territories; instead of staring into to the void – both above and within – »Heartless« concentrates its power on a grim reality. Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can.”
The “Heartless” tracklisting reads as follows:
01. I Saw The End
03. Lie Of Survival
04. Dancing In Madness
05. Cruel Road
07. A Plea For Understanding
PALLBEARER will be gracing our UK and European stages in April 2017, for 16 show dates.
Don’t miss them on the road!
05.04. B Brussels – Botanique
06.04. UK London – The Underworld
08.04. UK Bristol – Thekla
09.04. UK Manchester – Ruby Lounge
11.04. D Hamburg – Hafenklang
12.04. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
13.04. S Stockholm – Kraken Sthlm
14.04. DK Aarhus – Atlas
15.04. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
16.04. D Hanover – Café Glocksee
18.04. D Cologne – Underground
19.04. D Berlin – Musik & Frieden
20.04. D Leipzig – Doom Over Leipzig
21.04. CH Zurich – Rote Fabrik
22.04. D Karlsruhe – Dude Fest
23.04. NL Tilburg – Roadburn
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