Pallbearer Return with New Album, 'Mind Burns Alive'

Pallbearer Return with New Album, 'Mind Burns Alive'

- By Ramon Gonzales

Watch the stirring first video for "Where the Light Fades" and get the details on the band's newly announced tour with Rwake, REZN and Inter Arma.

Photo by Dan Almasy

An effort some five years in the making, Pallbearer have returned with a masterful new assertion of their songwriting prowess with the introduction of Mind Burns Alive. The album marks the band's first release since 2020's Forgotten Days and galvanizes the collective as one of heavy music's most emotive, evocative contributors. 

The self-produced, self-recorded project was first slated to begin back in 2020. As circumstance would have it, the band would have to wait three years until they all living in close proximity to one another in Little Rock, Arkansas, before resuming work on the release. 

Pallbearer bassist Joseph D. Rowland shared some insight on the album's eventual completion, “It’s ironic given that the album is largely centered around isolation, but it felt like it summoned us into being back together again in one town, after so long apart.”

Mind Burns Alive is set for arrival on May 17th via Nuclear Blast Records and reasserts the band as one the genre's most poignant craftsman. Offering testament to that, the first selection from the album in the single "Where the Light Fades" is a compelling entry that emphasizes the band's keen ability to make heavy music that resonates on emotionally. 

“These songs are a deeper exploration of dynamics and sonic color than anything we have done up to this point,” vocalist/guitarist Brett Campbell shared. “I’m of the belief that true heaviness comes from emotional weight, and sometimes sheer bludgeoning isn’t the right approach to getting a feeling across."



Equally methodic and masterful, Pallbearer have also paired the first cut from the album with the Dan Almasy-directed video for "Where the Light Fades". Speaking on the continuity of the album and how the first single is indicative, Campbell explains that the six tracks on Mind Burns Alive function as “vignettes that tell the stories of people who deal with myriad sicknesses of the spirit… illnesses communicated by the world we live in, and the subjects are the symptoms of the disease.”

In addition to the news of the album's pending release, Pallbearer have also confirmed their most extensive North American tour since 2018. Hitting the road for six weeks on the Temporary Spaces North American tour, the band will share the live iteration of Mind Burns Alive with supporting sets from Rwake, REZN, Inter Arma and the Keening on select dates. 

A complete list of tour dates and cities can be found below. Mind Burns Alive from Pallbearer drops May 17th on Nuclear Blast Records. Order the album - HERE

Temporary Spaces North American Tour


June 6 Memphis, TN Growlers *

June 7 Murfreesboro, TN Hop Springs *

June 8 Birmingham, AL Zydeco *

June 9 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade *

June 11 Durham, NC The Fruit #

June 12 Asheville, NC Euology at Burial Beer Co. #

June 14 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery #

June 15 Lancaster, PA Tellus360 #

June 16 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts #

June 18 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom #

June 20 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #

June 21 Boston, MA The Sinclair #

June 22 Montreal, QC Theatre Fairmount #

June 23 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground #

June 25 Milwaukee, WI Vivarium #

June 26 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall #

June 27 St. Paul, MN Turf Club #

June 28 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck #

June 29 Little Rock, AR The Hall &

July 11 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway ^

July 13 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre ^

July 15 Calgary, AB Dickens ^

July 16 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room ^

July 18 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre ^

July 19 Seattle, WA Substation ^

July 23 Sacramento, CA The Starlet Room ^

July 24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall ^

July 26 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst ^

July 27 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick ^

July 28 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom ^

July 29 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^

July 30 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar ^

August 1 Dallas, TX Trees ^

August 2 Austin, TX Parish ^

August 3 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^


*-w/Rwake & The Keening

# - w/REZN & The Keening

& - w/Rwake, REZN & The Keening

^ - w/Inter Arma & The Keening

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