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Pallbearer release new song for Sub Pop Singles, prep new LP for Nuclear Blast

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Modern doom greats Pallbearer (who Kerrang says are the 3rd best American metal band of the 2010s) have shared a new song for Sub Pop‘s Sub Pop Singles Series, “Atlantis.” It starts out on their catchier, punchier side, and it’s always great to hear Pallbearer exploring that side of themselves (they’re very good at pop songwriting), but it doesn’t stop there. It evolves into lumbering, snail-paced doom and ends with a fiery guitar solo. It comes backed with a live version of “Thorns” from 2017’s Heartless. Listen below. The band says:

We’re very excited to finally be able to share another piece of new material with you. As many of you probably know by now, Pallbearer has always been very ‘album-oriented’ — when we are writing music, it’s often with the big picture in mind. However, we also thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to release pieces that might not necessarily fit into a larger album. Thanks to the Sub-Pop Singles Series, we were thrilled to have the chance to write a brand new song, ‘Atlantis,’ plus also document how ‘Thorns,’ a song from our previous LP had taken on a different bit of attitude after being road-worn for a couple of years.

Pallbearer have also signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast (who distributed Heartless in Europe, while Profound Lore released it in the US), and they’ll be releasing their anticipated fourth album for that label at some point in the hopefully near future. The band comments:

We are very honored to announce that we have signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast. We had the great privilege of working with them on the European distribution of our previous album, and it was quite clear that this was the next logical step for us. We greatly look forward to continuing our work with Monte Conner and his legendary team at the label, as well as being included amongst a truly unparalleled group of some of heavy music’s greatest artists of the modern era.

Pallbearer are also doing another Sorrow & Extinction set, this time in their hometown of Little Rock, AR, and they have a few upcoming dates opening for Baroness (whose very good new album is out today). They also added some more dates in between, all of which are listed below. They say:

Things have been relatively quiet on our front here, after wrapping up the ‘Heartless’ touring cycle last October — but we’re coming out of our album-writing hibernation period to perform some select shows in July.

Things didn’t quite line up for us to perform a show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the band last year, but we’ll be performing two dates in our home state that will unofficially be a celebration of one whole decade of Pallbearer in the books so far! We’ll be performing ‘Sorrow & Extinction’ + other selections from our history at both of these shows. We’ve also teamed up with our esteemed friends at Lost Forty Brewing to bring a new limited beer, a Czech-style Pilsner dubbed ‘The Legend’ (plus other surprises!) which will be available at these dates. And, since these two Arkansas dates are over a week apart, we managed to sneak a few other regional shows in there too. Hope to see you there!

Pallbearer — 2019 Tour Dates
July 13 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room *
July 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
July 19 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
July 20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
July 21 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic *
July 30 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom +
July 31 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn +

* Playing all of Sorrow & Extinction in entirety
+with Baroness

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