Heralded as “the most polarizing metal band since Limp Bizkit” by Revolver Magazine, Emmure has always let the music do the talking, and they don’t plan on stopping. Today the band has announced that they are releasing a new studio album, Hindsight, digitally, on June 26, 2020 via Sharptone Records. Physical copies will be released July 24, 2020.
In support of today’s announce, Emmure has released a new single “Uncontrollable Descent” off of the forthcoming album. Fans can watch the video here, as well as listen to the single across streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and more. It follows the release of the album’s previous singles, “Pig’s Ear” and “Gypsy Disco.”
Regarding the new single, lead vocalist Frankie Palmari shares, “The label asked me to attach a quote about the new album and this new single so that there can be some words to chew on as this press release goes out. I am not sure what to say. I simply hope the fans enjoy the song as much as we do and look forward to the full album releasing this year. Beyond that, I don’t believe in explaining what the music is supposed to be about. In fact, I consider it creatively bankrupt to rob people of a chance to experience, dissect and create their own unique ownership of what a song potentially represents to them. I want people to hear the music and take away whatever feeling they want. If an artist is outright telling you why a song or album was written, not only do I personally find it pretentious, but they might as well spoon feed you your meals and pick out your clothes for you, since you’re clearly incapable of thinking for yourself. What makes explaining it even worse than what I already mentioned, is that the message within is literally and figuratively already spelled out for you, so if you can’t figure it out or at the very least surmise your own explanation, then you’re better off just reading a dictionary if you’re too lazy discover the meaning in something for yourself.”
Hindsight continues the creative partnership between the band’s singer (and sole remaining original member), Frankie Palmari, and whirlwind guitarist Joshua Travis, who injected fresh energy into 2017’s Look at Yourself. It reunites the band with producer WZRD BLD, aka Drew Fulk (Dance Gavin Dance, Motionless In White, Bad Wolves). But where its predecessor viciously fought through suicidal ideation, feelings of hopelessness, and failure, Hindsight is somehow more savage and refined.
Emmure’s confrontational spirit and irresistible hooks won them fans on Rockstar Mayhem, Warped Tour, Knotfest, countless festivals, and on tour with a diverse range of bands that includes Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, and co-headliners Whitechapel. Across eight albums – like the genre classics Speaker of the Dead (2011), and Eternal Enemies (2014) – Emmure battled their way into the extreme music scene like uninvited but necessary guests.
The band’s moniker references “immurement,” a particularly brutal form of execution where a person was trapped behind walls and simply left to die. Emmure has defied all death sentences, however, from without and within. And while they’ve never been one to court awards or accolades, the fact that heavy metal tastemaker Loudwire put them alongside iconoclastic troublemakers GG Allin and Marilyn Manson in a list of 10 Bands That Didn’t Care If You Hated Them, just before the release of Hindsight, was exactly the kind of press to earn Frankie’s retweet.
Tenacious, raw, and uncompromising in a sea of fakery, Emmure proudly stands apart.
Hindsight is out June 26, 2020 via SharpTone Records. For more information, please visit: https://www.emmurecult.com/.
Hindsight Track Listing
01. (F)inally (U)nderstanding (N)othing
02. Trash Folder
03. Pig’s Ear
04. Gypsy Disco
05. I’ve Scene God
06. Persona Non Grata
07. Thunder Mouth
08. Pan’s Dream
10. Informal Butterflies
12. Bastard Ritual
13. Uncontrollable Descent
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