PALLBEARER PREMIERE “THORNS” FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM HEARTLESS
OUT MARCH 24th FROM PROFOUND LORE
“…more aggressive and immediate than Pallbearer’s previous work. The band moves out of the shadows of mythology and toward an earth riddled with new problems, broken defenses and evaporating futures. The music follows, with hooks that seem sharper and choruses that demand more attention.” – Rolling Stone
“…Pallbearer’s stepped up its composition game, with dexterous contrapuntal interplay between the guitars and bass. Heartless is going to be something special, y’all.” – NPR
“…moves from thundering Sabbath crush to classical-guitar beauty and back again. It’s just a fucking monster.” – Stereogum
While they prepare for the release of their third LP Heartless, progressive doom giants Pallbearer have unveiled the album’s first single, “Thorns;” listen to the song along with a new interview with bassist Joseph D. Rowland on Rolling Stone and pre-order Heartless here.
As evidenced by this new song, Pallbearer have fused their widest musical palette to date and make the kind of heavy rock that will appeal to diehards, but could also find the group crossing over into newer territories. The band offers a complex sonic architecture on Heartless that weaves together the spacious exploratory elements of classic prog, the raw anthemics of 90’s alt-rock, and stretches of black-lit proto-metal. Lyrics about mortality, life, and love are set to sharp melodies and pristine three-part harmonies.
Recorded on analog tape at Fellowship Hall Sound in their hometown of Little Rock and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden), Heartless is grander in scope than anything Pallbearer have released prior, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures with their most immediate hooks to date.
Look for this 7-song collection of monumental rock music to be released via Profound Lore in North America (in Europe from Nuclear Blast Entertainment) on March 24th, 2017 and see Pallbearer on tour in support of Heartless in February and March (dates below).
PALLBEARER, ON TOUR:
February 24 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
March 22 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
March 23 Nashville, TN @ The End
March 25 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 29 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
March 31 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
* w/ The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Brett Campbell – guitar, vocals
Devin Holt – guitar, vocals
Mark Lierly – drums
Joseph D. Rowland – bass, vocals
Heartless, track listing:
1. I Saw the End
3. Lie of Survival
4. Dancing in Madness
5. Cruel Road
7. A Plea for Understanding
Top photo by Diana Lee Zadlo.