Belmont Announce New Record, ‘Aftermath’ Via Pure Noise Records

Progressive-punk quartet, Belmont, have announced their new album Aftermath, which is out the 4th March 2022 via Pure Noise Records.  First single “Parasitic” serves as a darker and heavier take on Belmont’s boisterous sound.

The opening strains of album kick-off “Fully Sent” – trilling trap drums buoyed by a distorted vocal sample – will leave listeners wondering if they in fact chose the right record, before all doubts are calmed as the band careen into punishing breakdowns, biting vocals and intricate guitar leads.The ethereal pop-punk bounce of “What I Lack” recalls their earliest material, now updated with a sleeker sheen. These electronic-heavy moments bubbled over on the band’s 2021 Bowser’s Mixtape EP (featuring the nu-metal mosher “Pain Now” and Chicago drill-influenced “Bowser’s Castle,” both of which appear here) and are now set to serve up AFTERMATH’s 12 tracks as a blueprint for other forward-thinking acts.

And then there’s “Country Girl,” certainly the most un-Belmont song to date, sure to turn heads among new and established listeners alike with its unapologetically pop-meets-metal-meets-country identity and in-character storytelling.

“I started writing it as a meme, thinking ‘F!@K it. Who cares what other people think?’” Johnson remembers with a laugh. “I thought everyone would hate it, but Andrew Wade took a big interest in it. He’s actually big into folk and country music, so he was super stoked to finally put banjo on a song.”

In a way, it’s the joyous absurdity of a song like this that serves as the truest representation of where Belmont are as artists in 2021, completely uninterested in doing anything but what moves them. The songs on AFTERMATH aren’t jokes – at times they’re deathly serious – but they’re all underwritten with a spirit of excitement that ultimately makes the album as much of a blast to listen to as it was for the trio to create it.

“There’s a lot of serious stuff on this album … it’s personal and vulnerable and hopefully people can relate to it. But at the same time, the process of making it taught us to remember to have fun,” says Johnson. 

“All our influences are here, and we put them into one big melting pot,” Lada adds. “More than anything, I just hope this album inspires people to give less of a fuck and instead do whatever they want.”

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting, Music Video for ‘Parasitic’ and Pre-order options below.

1. Fully Sent
2. Parasitic
3. Bowser’s Castle
4. Pain Now
5. In My Skin
6. Country Girl
7. Top Gun (From The Top)
8. 4am // Disappear
9. Never Found
10. Guilt Trip
11. What I Lack
12. Advanced Darkness 

Pre-order options for Aftermath are available via the following link.

Belmont Part Ways With Sam Patt (Guitar)

Chicago based band Belmont have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist Sam Patt, following allegations which have surfaced against him online recently.

A number of allegations have surfaced online against the now former guitarist after a woman’s account gained traction via Twitter.

Belmont have issued a statement regarding Patt’s removal from the band which is available to read below.

“Today we were made aware of accusations against Sam that we were not formerly aware of and because of this we have agreed to part ways with Sam. Following a previous allegation from a few months ago, we came to an agreement with Sam that he would address this and improve his behavior, and we wanted to give him a chance to make amends with his accuser privately. We apologize for not making a public statement while this work was being done.

We take these accusations very seriously. It is important to us to foster a safe and supportive scene for everyone involved, and we’ll be taking some time to consider how we can be better at actively supporting this.

We hope that this is a step in the right direction towards earning back your support.”

For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.

NHS: www.nhs.uk
Safeline: www.safeline.org.uk
SOSAA: www.sosaa.org.uk
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
RAINN: www.rainn.org
Mind: www.mind.org.uk
Survivors: www.survivorsuk.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Music Videos 22/06/18

Yes, we’re back for another countdown of ten of the last week’s music videos. What has been released this week? Well let’s kick things off with Architects great live video for ‘Doomsday’ which was filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace.

 

Last week, I posted in the countdown’s list that Sainte’s first EP was drawing to a close but now, she’s closing the first chapter with two music videos. Here is the second video in the last first chapter in ‘Feels So Wrong’.

 

Good Charlotte was one of the co-headliners at Slam Dunk festival last month but if you missed the opportunity to see them live, don’t worry. The band have compiled footage shot across their recent run of UK and EU shows. Check out the live video for ‘Actual Pain’ below.

 

Ahead of their appearances across various UK festivals, Southend alt-rockers Asylums have dropped a new video for ‘Millenials’. This is off their upcoming record ‘Alien Human Emotions’ which will be released July 6th.

 

The next band have been spending a lot of time on the road recently, which includes their first stops in the UK and now here’s another live video added to this list for ‘Third Degree’.

 

Belmont has announced that they’re releasing their self-titled full-length record on August 17th and they’ve dropped their first music video for the record in the form of Hollowed Out which you can view below.

 

A while ago, One Ok Rock dropped the track ‘Change’. The track is beautiful but the video is even better. Just watch.

 

Trash Boat are gearing for their new record, ‘Crown Shyness’ and now, the record single has been released. It’s called ‘Inside Out’  and on the concept of it, frontman Tobo Duncan has said to Rocksound: “this song is a personal analysis of my inner monologue. The ‘guy’ that’s with me with every decision, every thought process and my quietest, most solitary moments. ‘

 

The Amity Affliction are back. They’ve shared a new video in the form of Ivy (Doomsday) from the upcoming record, ‘Misery’ which is going to be released on August 24th via Roadrunner Records.

 

And now, time for a new song from As It Is and their new single from ‘The Great Depression’. and The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry) track and video is one that: tackles toxic masculinity, and the long overdue need to rebel and speak out against outdated ideals that to this day continue to threaten individuality. 

 

And that’s it for another countdown of music videos! Check back next week for another ten of the best.