February 17, 2017 — FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have debuted a brand new track “Iron Moon” off their new LP that will release next month exclusively via LOUDWIRE.COM. Kevin McCaughey, vocalist for Ion Dissonance is featured on the track as well. “Iron Moon’s one of our more aggressive songs, lyrically it’s sort of an attack on the complacent and routine life,” says guitarist and producer Will Putney.
“The world is full of people stuck in these dead end paths, just accepting a world that’s handed to you, a world where you have no voice or no opportunity to even get ahead. It’s a song written in defiance of that and is a reminder that you don’t have to settle for being exploited or controlled by anyone.”
The new single is being released on the heels of the band’s music video for “Heads Will Hang”released last month via Alternative Press. Directed by Max Moore, (CODE ORANGE, OF MICE AND MEN) it is the first music video the band has released from their upcoming new release.
Fit For An Autopsy will release The Great Collapse on March 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music in North America and SPV overseas.
Artist Adam Burke was tapped to create the visually stunning cover art seen below.
The Great Collapse will be the the band’s fourth full length record, continuing the momentum gained from a solid 200+ days of worldwide touring backing the buzz-worthy release of Absolute Hope Absolute Hell in late 2015, as well The Depression Sessions, a split release with The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder in 2016. Putney adds, “It’s going to be the strongest record in our catalog. The overall mood and atmosphere of this album feels fully realized and emotionally stirring.”
“HEADS WILL HANG” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO – WATCH HERE
The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.
“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.”
Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasizes that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it’s important to carry that torch. Somebody’s got to say something about the shit that’s going on. If you’re not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you’re kind of wasting it.”
The six-men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.
Fit For An Autopsy is set to take part in the CARRY THE FLAME TOUR featuring AFTER THE BURIAL, EMMURE and FIT FOR A KING this spring.
All dates can be found here.