Coming off their seventh record, Miss May I have released the new single, ‘Into Oblivion’.
“We are excited to release not only our seventh studio album, but our most truthful album. Curse Of Existence comes from a place of vulnerability and truth. This album is our story of the growth and responsibility we faced during the last five years as a band. This album was already in the works before the pandemic started and when the world shut down it added an entire new narrative to what we were working on. With the world stopped and the stress of a constant schedule hovering over us in the studio we were able to dig deeper than before and found who we really were as well as coming face to face with what we needed to deal with when the sound of the world was tuned out. This album is our reflection,” says Levi Benton.
Ohio metalcore giants Miss May I reveal another new single from their upcoming seventh studio album ‘Curse Of Existence‘, due out via SharpTone Records on 2nd September.
On the new release, Levi Benton says: “‘Earth Shaker’ is our self description on the ones who are motivated to get themselves out of the ‘mayhem’ they are experiencing. Everyone out there has reached the breaking point where enough is enough and the time comes to make a change. Sometimes that change can make ripples in your life and redirect you to a new path, but its still forward and that’s what matters. Even when it feels like there is no where to go you can become an ‘Earth Shaker’ and make your own quake in your life.”
Miss May I have dropped their latest track in what seems like forever.
Here we have ‘Unconquered’.
Sounding like the most refined and raucous version of the band to date, it’s a track brimming with furious classic heavy metal energy below the crushing metalcore brilliance. Vicious vocals, tight breakdowns, all-consuming atmospheres and a message of immense depth and vitalness, it is everything.
Vocalist Levi Benton had this to say about the tune:
“We as well as everyone else went through the ringer the last couple of years. Some of us worse than others and even more of us finding ourselves in the darkest places we never thought we’d end up. After that experience and making it out – it felt as if a battle had been won. That’s what “Unconquered” is all about.”
“As 2017 comes to a close, we are quickly approaching 10 years as a band. As a thank you to everyone for being there for us all these years we wanted to launch a very special line of merchandise items. We were waiting to launch these items closer to our anniversary, however due to recent events, we’re now finding ourselves about to celebrate 10 years with one of the worst things that has happened to our band in its career. On Sunday night while on tour in Milan Italy, 4 of us were awake, in the bus, in broad daylight when our trailer and its entire contents were stolen in less than 60 seconds. We were as careful as possible to avoid anything like this happening but in a matter of seconds practically everything we had with us was gone. We contacted the police but with incidents like this on the rise we were given very little hope of the trailer being recovered.
For the first time in our lives we found ourselves unsure of how to carry on as a band. We could have given up but we chose to continue our European tour, to play shows on borrowed gear doing everything in our power to play the best Miss May I shows for you guys. We are completing this Europe run by any means necessary but are at a loss for what to do when we return home. The loss of our personal gear as well as the expense of replacement costs on rented gear is financially devastating. We’re asking everyone that has been with us all these years to help us keep going by being part of this pledge campaign. All profits from these items will go towards our expenses from this loss. We were avoiding having to ask for help like this but with our insurance coverage not fully extending overseas our options are limited. Each purchase made will include a signed unique postcard from us as a small token of our thanks to you for contributing.”