New Jersey’sCAN’T SWIM will release their new album Change of Plans, on Friday, 22nd October through Pure Noise Records.
The band has also shared the wrestling-themed video for “Set the Room Ablaze,” featuring wrestlers Jimmy Lloyd and G-Raver. The song also feature vocals from Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo.
“The video for ‘Set the Room Ablaze’ is 100% my favourite Can’t Swim video,” says LoPorto. “The process was something I never thought we would be able to be a part of. Partnering up with GCW and seeing those guys give their all, blood, sweat, and tears, for a song of ours was something pretty special. Jesse Korman, who directed it, had such control and power over the acting, being ringside and seeing how he was able to create and manage the storyline was inspiring and very impressive. I think it perfectly complements the vibe of the song.”
As for the song itself, LoPorto shares, “‘Set the Room Ablaze’ is a song I’ve been trying to write for years. To step away from changing lyrics 100 times, covering my story with metaphors and tricky wordplay, this song is as honest as I can get as a songwriter. We basically wrote it remotely and then recorded it for this album. Recently, we were able to get into a room together and play it for the first time. The excitement and energy made me feel like we were a brand new band again, and I can’t wait to play it live live every night on tour.”
Change of Plans was produced, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney of Graphic Nature Audio (A Day to Remember, Every Time I Die, Body Count, Knocked Loose) and is a culmination of everything Can’t Swim have been building and exploring over the last six years, combining their signature visceral lyricism and cathartic rock sound with influences ranging from the worlds of folk to EDM. One could say it’s a little bit of everything all rolled into one, and in a way, that’s true. When life is more unpredictable than ever, Can’t Swim are striking the perfect balance of hope and realism by writing songs that embrace the chaos of life. They want to find and harness a vibe that makes living a bit easier for everyone, and with each release, they’re getting closer to that goal.
Beartooth’s upcoming record, ‘Change Of Plans’ is set to be released this Friday 22nd October via Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are available via Pure Noise Records Webstore.
Following the rumors of a reunion, Attack Attack! have shared a taste of their first new material in eight years.
The track, ‘All My Life’ is set to e released on December 7th 2020 but there is currently no word on if this is going to be part of an EP or a Full Length Record.
In addition, we have no idea what the reformed line-up for the band will look like but both Caleb Shomo (Beartooth) and Guitarist/ Vocalist (Bilmuri) have both publicly confirmed they’re not involved.
On thier newly created Instagram account, they’re only following a handful of account, of which includes Andrew Wetzel (Drums) and Andrew Whiting (Guitar) whom were both members of the band in its final line-up prior to their brake up on 2013.
Other accounts being followed are Cameron Perry (Traitors), Christopher Parketny (Nine Shrines), and Jay Miller (Drudge), which suggests that they are also involved.
There’s been some teasing on Beartooth’s part. After sharing a snippet of new music the other month, frontman Caleb Shomo has revealed that there’s more “heavy-duty shit” to come on the next record.
But in case you’re wondering when it’s going to be, I’m going to guess at least a year for the record to be released as the band are still in writing mody and only recently sent in the first draft of the follow up but they have told Knotfest that “the record is going very, very well so far” – even going as far as to call this his “best work”.
In an Interview with Blabbermouth, he says:
“Everything is amped up to 11. I am so, so pumped. Obviously, this is what you wanna think when you’re making a record, but damn, this is the best one yet. Not even close. This is the heaviest record. This is my best work – the most proud I’ve been of these songs. It’s wild. It’s some heavy-duty shit.”
Shomo continues comparing that “if Disease was AC/DC, this record is Black Sabbath”.
“It’s a lot more influenced in dark stoner rock, heavy power groove,” he elaborates. “Obviously, there’s still a lot of fast [stuff] and some punk rock and all that, but I’ve really been exploring with the stoner metal side of guitars and guitar tones and doing different tunings and lots of fuzz and chaos and layering the fuck out of my guitar tracks.
“The whole point, for me, of this mix and the sonics of this record is as big and loud and fucking sonically devastating as I can possibly get it. So on a breakdown, for example, where on Disease it would just be left guitar, right guitar, bass down the middle, this is literally… That little clip I posted [on Instagram ] is I think eight guitars, three bass tracks. Just experimenting – just doing dumb stoner shit and just trying my fucking best. Yeah, that’s the goal – is just sonic devastation, for sure.”
Silverstein have announced that they have signed to the Australian Label, UNFD. But wait! There’s more….
They’ve also released a brand new single which features Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo.
But this isn’t the first time both bands have worked together as previously the two bands formed to create Silvertooth!
Shane Todd (Vocals) has said:
“[‘Burn It Down’] picks up right where Dead Reflection left off… It has the catchiness and riffiness of that album, but production-wise and vocally we took another progressive step in a direction we feel great about. It hits hard and tells a story but gets you straight to the point. It’s not messing around – direct and in your face.
“Once the bridge section music was completed, we could imagine Caleb’s voice working so perfectly over it – so we sent it to him and said ‘do your thing’. He sent it back and I just about fell over when I heard it.”
Looking to upcoming records, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo has said the band’s upcoming record will be “very dark” and that so far the record is bearing a feeling that is “disgusting emotionally”, with lyrical content that is “very heavy if you deal with depression and suicide.”
Check out his tweet below.
Hope y’all are ready for a very dark Beartooth album. So far LP3’s feeling more like disgusting emotionally. Some of these lyrics are very heavy if you deal with depression and suicide. Let’s all work through it together ✊