California trio Cemetery Sun shared their punchy new single and video “Misery’s Company” and announced their signing with Velocity Records to release new album ASCENSION on October 8th. “Misery’s Company” fuses pop-punk, active rock, and alternative into a powerful sonic mixture with catchy lyrics that explore toxic relationships. The video for the track, directed by Adam Dillon, showcases a high-octane performance from the band that wouldn’t look out of place in a music video rock block in the early 2000s.
On the theme behind “Misery’s Company,” vocalist Josh Doty had this to say:
“This is a song encouraging personal liberation past the negativity that can so easily weigh each and every one of us down. Sometimes what’s closest to us can be the most toxic towards who we are and it’s up to us whether to let those things control us, or detach ourselves and walk away a better person.”
On ASCENSION, Cemetery Sun explores themes of mental health and complex relationship dynamics, with introspective lyricism that feels personal yet relatable. The band recorded 90% of the album at their home studio, which not only allowed them to have complete artistic freedom and direction, but it provided them time to hone their desired sound without being pigeon-holed into one specific genre. Citing everyone from Linkin Park to The Neighbourhood as influences, the band exemplifies a diverse range of sounds across the ten songs on the album. From radio-rock friendly tracks like “IDNUA” and “Chemical Warfare” to the catchy pop-punk vibe of “Heartbreak Kid” featuring fast-rising emo-rapper LiL Lotus, ASCENSION is sure to be a breath of fresh air in a scene that has been yearning for the kind of innovation.
On writing the album, Doty expands:
“Our record ASCENSION is not only our first full-length record but was also a therapeutic outlet for helping ourselves become better versions of who we are. We hope our listeners will pick this message up. We also feel that this record has songs you can enjoy no matter what kind of music you’re into or enjoy.”
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.
1. Misery’s Company 2. IDNUA 3. Chemical Warfare 4. 19 5. I’m Not Sorry Now 6. Fallin’ 7. Heartbreak Kid ft. LiL Lotus 8. Issues 9. Slippin’ Away 10. Devil On Your Tongue
You can pre-order Ascension via the following link.
After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
Deftones Korn The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Black Label Society Theory Monster Truck Power Wolf Wayward Sons Those Damn Crows The Raven Age Megadeth Steel Panther The Distillers The Darkness Airbourne Daughtry Skillet Lacuna Coil Bush Of Mice & Men Wednesday 13 Ayron Jones Massive Wagons The Last Internationale Control The Storm The Ghost Inside Funeral For A Friend Descendents Boston Manor Sleep Token The Faim grandson Trash Boat Holding Absence Marianas Trench Wargasm Loathe Jamie Lenman The Hara Press Club Salem Cemetery Sun Blackout Problems Dead Posey Static Dress Electric Wizard Sepultura Blues Pills Dying Fetus British Lion Bleed From Within Twin Temple Bokassa Venom Prison Spiritbox Tempt Fire From The Gods A.A. Williams Higher Power Kill The Lights Dead Poet Society Joyous Wolf Modern Error Cellar Door Moon Crew Lotus Eater The Scratch Dead Label Phoxjaw JJ Wilde Anchor Lane Temples On Mars As Everything Unfolds Injester
Set It Off have announced they’re going to be playing their rescheduled UK tour dates in May of 2021.
The tour dates were originally set to take place towards the end of 2019 but I believe they had to postpone due to Cody Carson needing vocal surgery which they then postponed to April of this year (2020). The dates suffered another setback when Covid-19 happened earlier this year and the dates were put back to August and September of 2020 but now that has been deemed impossible so the decision has been taken to put the dates back again to May 2020 for the UK dates of their tour.
“We live in very strange times, and we wanted more than anything in the world to be able to make this tour happen. We were hoping through a little slice of optimism that I could’ve still taken place, but the fact is that it’s still not safe for this tour to happen.
So we have postponed this tour one more time and we WILL get to you the MOMENT we are cleared. So we are calling this tour the “Midnight World Tour: Part Four the love of god don’t make us reschedule this again.”
Hold onto your tickets, hold onto your VIP. We will be performing for you at the moment we can.
We love you, thanks for being so understanding.”
Support is set to come from Broadside, Cemetery Sun and Lizzy Farrall for the UK dates.