Gearing up for a busy April which includes the release of their forthcoming album Evergreen and the start of their highly anticipated tour with Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive and Vein, progressive metal outfit After The Burial have just shared their second new single titled “Exit, Exist.”
Commenting on the new head-snapping track, vocalist Anthony Notarmaso said, “When I write songs they can sometimes not have an ideal, no concept or thoughts to begin them. It’s a blank space or more like a blacked out empty space. What works for me is I just relax and let my mind take over. I let whatever pictures or little movies form inside my head and play out. ‘Exit, Exist’ started with a shape of a person looking at its arms and hands and then looking in towards the area of its chest. The chest had a small glow inside it and this person would reach inside its body and try to pull this little light out to examine it.”
“To me,” Notarmaso added, “it was a metaphor for a soul-searching human, a human that questions life, its own morals, meaning and existence. A person that wants to learn and be the best version of itself, but also a person that is flawed and vulnerable to becoming unfulfilled and lost in existence. That’s how the chorus became and the concept of the song. Those lines and those pictures were the foundation on which the rest was built. Enjoy!”
To check out the new thought-provoking track, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Evergreen before it hits stores April 19th and grab tickets to see After The Burial out on tour here.