Nov 032022
 

Lancaster, PA-based metalcore veterans August Burns Red have set a March 24th release date for their tenth studio album “Death Below“. That effort will feature numerous guests, including Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson, ERRA frontman J.T. Cavey and Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain.

Regarding the new album, lead guitarist J.B. Brubaker said:

“It’s no secret that the past few years have been extremely dark and challenging. Death Below is here as a result of that time in each our lives and the emotions that came with it. We were motivated by uncertainty, fear, outrage, and triumph. I feel this is the darkest, most personal album we’ve ever written, and I couldnt be more proud of what the five of us made together.”

They’ve also revealed the album’s first song, ‘Ancestry,’ which features Leach contributing vocals.

And on ‘Ancestry,’ he commented:

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Jun 292022
 

Technical death metal band Becoming The Archetype have announced their return from hiatus. To that end their first studio album since 2012’s I Am has just been announced for an August 26th release. Solid State Records will be issuing that effort, which the band have christened “Children Of The Great Extinction“.

A first single from it, ‘The Lost Colony’ has been shared online in advance. Check out the music video below.

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May 062022
 

Opponent is a metal band from Seattle, WA fronted by vocalist, guitarist, & videographer Andy Maier

They have joined the Solid State Records family. Check out the video for their new single ‘Betrayed’ below.

Lighting Director: James McKenna / R90 Lighting
Director of Photography: Zac Schwiet

Stream ‘Betrayed’ wherever you get your music — http://ffm.to/betrayed

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Jun 262021
 

Solid State Records have signed Michigan-based metalcore band Spirit Breaker. An August 13th release date has been set for the band’s new album “Cura Nata” with the previously released first single ‘Pure Fury & Wonder’ streaming below.

A press release said of the album:
”Cura Nata‘ delves deep into the underbelly of human emotion. Intricate sounds meet booming riffs, resulting in the band’s heaviest, lengthiest, and most experimental project to date. By highlighting personal and relatable struggles with truth and grit, the project matches sincerity with gloom, illuminating an imaginative group of storytellers bent on relating to one another. Remaining consistent in their agenda, Spirit Breaker is and will always be a band whose music tells the truth.’

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Apr 082021
 

The Devil Wears Prada will release a new EP, “ZII”, on May 21 via Solid State Records.

The original “Zombie” EP dropped all the way back in August 2010 and remains an intense fan favorite. While not a chronological release in the The Devil Wears Prada catalog, “ZII” is the next chapter.

“There’s no question that the ‘Zombie’ EP is a fan favorite and a record that really set the pace for us as a heavier band,” The Devil Wears Prada said, offering insight into this EP in relation to their catalog. “A goal we had for this EP was to pay tribute to ‘ZI’ while honing in on the characteristics that we enjoy about heavy music today and the directions we want to see it heading.”

The band continued: “We just had our first song go to radio with ‘Chemical’, and now in the same year, we will be releasing the heaviest music of our career with ‘ZII’. This isn’t just a new chapter for the ‘Zombie’ EP; this is a new chapter for us as a band, and an opportunity to lean into both sounds in ways that feel better than ever. We’ve found our footing with these six members. Now we’re stepping on the gas and not letting up.”

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