Gearing up for their forthcoming tour with Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage and Vein, progressive metalcore outfit After The Burial have just shared some rather exciting news.
Coming April 19th via Sumerian Records, the seasoned outfit will be dropping their sixth studio album titled Evergreen.
Talking about the new record, their first since 2016′s Dig Deep, guitarist Trent Hafdahl said, “The song-writing process is almost always the same, but the influence and motivation behind the music is always different. This time around we wrote an album that is wholeheartedly ATB. If you listen back through our catalog, you can hear us experimenting with different sounds, soundscapes, playing techniques etc. Some of those have stood the test of time and are still used in our music today, and some were left behind because they didn’t really fit us.”
Hafdahl went on to add, “I feel very strongly that this album is OUR sound. Our fans could hear this anywhere, without any reference, and say ‘that sounds like an After The Burial riff.’ I guess you could say it’s a more mature release this time around because we weren’t stretching to experiment with stuff that we didn’t know would work. It’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s slow at times and fast at others. It’s intense and free-flowing all in the same instance.”
For your first glimpse into Evergreen, be sure to stream After The Burial’s hard-hitting lead single “Behold The Crown” below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order the band’s new LP here.