PALLBEARER UK HEADLINE DATES WITH BAST KICK OFF NEXT WEEK
May 31 – Bristol @ Temples Festival
June 1 – Glasgow @ Broadcast – tickets
June 2 – Birmingham @ The Rainbow w/ Garganjua – tickets
June 3 – London @ 100 Club w/ Latitudes – tickets
Pallbearer are in full swing of their vast world tour, taking in dates in Australia, Japan, the US, and Europe. As of next week, they shall play four dates in four days across the UK, beginning at Temples Festival. They are headlining all club shows with London’s long-form sludgers Bast as main support. Do make sure to check them out at one of the shows – those who witnessed the band with YOB last year will surely attest to the sheer might of the Pallbearer live experience.
Pallbearer have also released their first official music video for the “Watcher In The Dark.” The epic piece of cinema was directed, shot and edited by Adam Heathcott (Hometapes) and produced by Adam Heathcott and Sara Padgett Heathcott. It comes hot on the heels of the previously unreleased track “Fear and Fury”, which Decibel Magazine made available through their flexi series. Another breathtaking construction, it’s the final track from this chapter of their ethereal crusade. We await their next move eagerly and patiently…
Watch the video for “Watcher In The Dark”
Listen to “Fear and Fury” – https://soundcloud.com/decibelmagazine/pallbearer-fear-and-fury-db052
Formed in 2008 by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, AR. A year after their formation, the band released their first three-song demo (with guitarist Devin Holt), which garnered well-deserved attention. Pallbearer went on to release Sorrow & Extinction in early 2012 on well-respected Canadian indie label Profound Lore, and instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found the band’s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in the metal world. Sorrow & Extinction proved to be an unequivocal masterpiece in any genre of music and compelled Pallbearer to reach even further creatively for what would come next. In August of 2014, the band released the monumental and acclaimed, Foundations Of Burden; an album that delves even deeper into Pallbearer’s melodic contexts, adding a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proven itself to be inexorably captivating.
For all guest list, interview requests and for a copy of their tour poster, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
“More than Sabbath acolytes, they wield a melodic grace rare in the genre, and an effortless ability to communicate a vision that’s both epic and accessible at the same time. And considering that Pallbearer deal mostly in 10-minute plus laments, this is perversely life-affirming stuff, translating misery into triumph once again.” 4K – KERRANG!
“The album comes across as a sort of best of everything doom has to offer in 2014 – the introspective melancholy of 40 Watt Sun, the crushing, suicidal depression of Loss and the even rousing nature of the best remnants of traditional doom that still resist to this day, everything is here.” 9/10 – TERRORIZER
“Like a spiritual awakening, Watcher in the Dark dissipates any sense of foreboding with sky-reaching melodies that reminds us that doom for the 21st century can beautiful and bone-crushing.” METAL HAMMER
“Foundations of Burden is an album where the sound is so deep it sounds like you could swim in it, live inside of it, or throw a rock down into it and have it fall forever.” SLUDGELORD
“If they continue to write songs of this statue in the future then Pallbearer could well be doom metal’s light at the end of the tunnel.”
4/5 – MUSIC OMH
Photo by Diana Lee Zadlo