Pallbearer 'Forgotten Days': Release date, concept, tracks and all you need to know about metal band's album
Pallbearer, the critically-acclaimed doom metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas, are all set to drop their fourth studio album titled 'Forgotten Days'. The follow up to 'Heartless' – the band's third studio album that received universal acclaim and debuted at #187 on the Billboard 200, their first ever entry on the chart – was announced back in July with the release of a brand new single and an accompanying music video. Here's all you need to know about the forthcoming record.
Release Date and Concept
'Forgotten Days' will drop worldwide on October 23 via Nuclear Blast. This is Pallbearer's first record on Nuclear Blast Records. Talking about the album in a press release, singer/guitarist Brett Campbell said, "...[the album] tells the story of an unfortunate traveler who journeys too far, and becomes lost in the depths of both inner, and outer, space. What is real when you cannot trust your own mind?”
Bassist/songwriter Joseph Rowland added: "'Forgotten Days' is us exploring what is natural to us. The songs tell me where I need to go when I write. We wanted to focus on songs that were visceral and enjoyable to play live — that our audiences would enjoy experiencing. We’re also getting back to more of the groovier and heavier elements of Pallbearer. 'Heartless' is fairly uptempo and technical. This one is a little more open, it hammers you. This record has a lot of thematic ties to our first record. When we were writing Sorrow and Extinction, my mother was terminally ill. It’s been 10 years since she passed. It’s taken me all of this time to take a really good look at myself. While we were writing 'Forgotten Days', I knew, 'now is the time to sit down and begin to understand who I have become'."
'Forgotten Days' consists of eight tracks which are as follows:
'The Quicksand of Existing'
'Vengeance & Ruination'
'Rite of Passage'