Pittsburg based deathcore diehards Signs of the Swarm are barreling towards the release of their 5th full length album, Amongst The Low & Empty, due out July 28th via Century Media Records. Today the band has released a savage, lumbering beast of a track with new single "Malady." Rhythmic and destructive, "Malady" showcases the band pulling out the technical stops, while offering up punchy beats like a brick to the head.
Vocalist David Simonich comments: "This song reflects previous battles I've faced with my depression. A moment in my life reminded me of what I'd been through, and it became the fuel for 'Malady.' The song pushed me to be vulnerable in the studio, expressing my thoughts and emotions to my producer to paint the picture I was going for."
Drummer Bobby Crow adds: "I wanted to craft a dark and primal song to match Dave's subject matter, so the music and lyrics elevate one another. Seeing as 'Malady' is another word for disease, I wanted the song to be catchy enough to infect yet deteriorates as sickness does to your body over time. The song builds to a painful climax, growing in intensity as it devolves into a noisy cacophony. You can't even wrap your head around it, then it's over."
The album promises to be one of the bands most punishing to date. "We've always been a deathcore band," states Bobby Crow, the quartet's longest-standing member, who serves as drummer and main songwriter. "But this record is a lot MORE - it's got death metal, metalcore, djent, some industrial stuff…We wanted to make something that was just heavy."
Following the album's release the band will embark on a relentless tour schedule throughout late summer. Beginning on July 28th with a series of release shows, the band will then trek across the pond to the EU for a series of dates with Humanity's Last Breath, Archspire, Shadow of Intent, Frontierer and To The Grave. Then, to wrap up summer, Signs of the Swarm will head over to the UK, wrapping up their mammoth run on September 2nd.
Tickets are available HERE.
Signs Of The Swarm 'Amongst the Low & Empty' Album Release Shows
July 28, 2023 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving
July 29, 2023 - Cleveland, OH @ Winchester
July 30, 2023 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Aug. 4, 2023 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Aug. 5, 2023 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's Music Alley
Signs Of The Swarm European Festivals
+ Co-headliners with Humanity's Last Breath & more
Aug. 9, 2023 - Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy &
Aug. 10, 2023 - Jaroměř, CZ @ Brutal Assault
Aug. 11, 2023 - Oberhausen, DE @ Kulttempel #
Aug. 12, 2023 - Hannover, DE @ Béi Chéz Heinz ? %
Aug. 13, 2023 - Copenhagen, DK @ Prime Fest
Aug. 14, 2023 - Hamburg, DE @ Indra + %
Aug. 15, 2023 - Amsterdam, NL @ Q-Factory + %
Aug. 16, 2023 - Erfurt, DE @ VEB Kultur + %
Aug. 18, 2023 - Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze Open Air
Aug. 19, 2023 - Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo Metalfest
Aug. 20, 2023 - Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett + %
Aug. 21, 2023 - Aarau, CH @ KIFF + %
Aug. 22, 2023 - Milan, IT @ Slaughter Club + %
Aug. 23, 2023 - Munich, DE @ Backstage + %
Aug. 24, 2023 - Andernach, DE @ Deathfeast Open Air
Aug. 25, 2023 - Ghent, BE @ Asgaard %
& = w/ Archspire
# = w/ Shadow of Intent
? = w/ Frontierer
% = w/ To the Grave
+ = w/ Humanity's Last Breath
Signs Of The Swarm UK Headliner with To the Grave, Harbinger
Aug. 26, 2023 - London UK @ The Underworld
Aug. 27, 2023 - Birmingham UK @ Devil's Dog
Aug. 28, 2023 - Sheffield UK @ Corporation
Aug. 29, 2023 - Leeds UK @ The Key Club
Aug. 30, 2023 - Glasgow UK @ Audio
Aug. 31, 2023 - Manchester UK @ Rebellion
Sept. 1, 2023 - Bristol UK @ The Exchange
Sept. 2, 2023 - Southampton UK @ The Joiners
Amongst the Low & Empty is due out July 28th via Century Media Records.
Pre-orders are available HERE.
Amongst the Low & Empty track-listing:
- Amongst the Low & Empty
- Tower of Torsos
- Pray for Death
- Borrowed Time
- Between Fire & Stone
- Shackles Like Talons
- The Witch Beckons (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
- Faces Without Names
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