Halfway Human will be released on 3 March via Long Branch Records. New Single "Death Of The Rockstar" available today
Massachusetts metal powerhouse WITHIN THE RUINS have debuted new single "Death Of The Rockstar," exclusively via Revolver Magazine and will release their new album Halfway on 3 March via Longbranch / SPV.
Check it out here:
"Death of the Rockstar stems from our distaste for the current state of the music industry," says guitarist Joe Cocchi. "Death Of The Rockstar" is the first track released off their forthcoming LP. "The song is straight forward and speaks for itself. We live in an era where mindlessness and fads now trump true art and creativity. The music industry is polluted. Please enjoy."
The new track is available on all major streaming services and will be offered as a free download to fans who pre-order the album.
The band are about to embark on a European tour with label mates Fit For An Autopsy, The Last Ten Seconds of Life and Phinehas. UK Dates are:
28.11.16 UK Plymouth The Hub
29.11.16 UK London Boston Music Room
30.11.16 UK Birmingham Mama Roux
01.12.16 UK Glasgow G2
02.12.16 UK Sheffield Corporation
WITHIN THE RUINS will release Halfway Human on Friday, March 3 2017 via Long Branch Records (Europe) and Entertainment One (Rest of the world). The band recorded the new effort from their own studio with producer and guitar player Joe Cocchi at the helm. Vocal production took place at Zing studios in Westfield, MA with Jim Fogarty (Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada).
"The writing process was a bit different for this album," says Cocchi. "We took a step back and kind of reviewed some of our older material. Typically we'd rush and blast out a group of songs and then hit the studio. At the time it felt right. And It had a more organic feel. Now because of a combination of maturity and honestly just feeling sick of the same old formula, we really focused on creating something different sounding."
Halfway Human will be the band's followup to the critically acclaimed Phenomena LP released in 2014 which Metal Injection called a "well refined album with more surprises than one would expect." Cocchi concludes, "We went back to a more organic style of writing and production. I personally was finally able to abandon a lot of my writing habits or 'rules,' if you will. No more 'oh, that part doesn't really sound like us, have to change that,' type of bullshit. Doing that created a fresher sound. This is the most raw and extreme sounding material we've ever written. Keep an eye out for studio blogs and more updates."
Born and bred in the same heavy metal rich Northeast soil as New Wave Of American Heavy Metal progenitors Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and Shadows Fall and weaned on the dark sounds of classic death metal, the technical melodicism of Scandinavia and the precision staccato crunch of Meshuggah, Within The Ruins have busted their collective ass to carve out a unique identity for themselves from those ingredients.
Within The Ruins are refreshingly authentic, feverishly committed and have proven that they will endure. Filled with power, deserving of utter respect, armed with concise compositions and technical might, Within The Ruins will not be stopped.