For the first time in three years, Latin-influenced deathcore act Upon A Burning Body will be releasing brand new material. Just revealed today, the band plans to release a new 10-track LP titled Southern Hostility via their brand new label Seek & Strike.
Talking about the direction for the new album due out June 7th, guitarist Ruben Alvarez says, “We simply felt it was time for a change. This new album is definitely a huge statement for us. It was time to reinvent ourselves and get back to our roots – pure heavy fucking metal! The energy of this album takes us back to our first two, but with much more maturity.”
Alvarez went on to add, “We worked for two months with Christopher Mora [producer] and our younger brother, Thomas Alvarez [co-producer.] They are both amazing songwriters and were able to help us create fresh and infectious ideas. The four of us worked together to create a fresh, raw and energetic sound. We took influences from some of the greatest metal bands of all-time (Pantera, Metallica, etc) in order to fill a void that many people are craving and need. Once we finished tracking and putting the final touches, we realized we created an album that would change everything for us. This is what everyone has been waiting for: no gimmicks and just straight in-your-face metal!”
For your first taste of Southern Hostility, be sure to check out Upon A Burning Body’s brand new single “King Of Diamonds” below. Afterward, for more from the band, head here.