US deathcore outfit WITHIN THE RUINS have released a brand new single from their upcoming new album!
The new single, titled Death of the Rockstar, is taken from the band’s upcoming new album titled Halfway Human. Speaking about the track, guitarist Joe Cocchi says, “Death of the Rockstar stems from our distaste for the current state of the music industry, the song is straight forward and speaks for itself. We live in an era where mindlessness and fads now trump true art and creativity. The music industry is polluted. Please enjoy.”
Listen to Death of the Rockstar here:
The band recorded Halfway Human from their own studio with producer and guitar player Joe Cocchi at the helm. Vocal production took place at Zing Studios in Westfield, MA with Jim Fogarty (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA). Speaking about the writing and recording process, Joe Cocchi says, “the writing process was a bit different for this album. We took a step back and kind of reviewed some of our older material. Typically we’d rush and blast out a group of songs and then hit the studio. At the time it felt right. And It had a more organic feel. Now because of a combination of maturity and honestly just feeling sick of the same old formula, we really focused on creating something different sounding. We went back to a more organic style of writing and production. I personally was finally able to abandon a lot of my writing habits or ‘rules,’ if you will. No more ‘oh, that part doesn’t really sound like us, have to change that,’ type of bullshit. Doing that created a fresher sound. This is the most raw and extreme sounding material we’ve ever written. Keep an eye out for studio blogs and more updates.”
Halfway Human is set for release on March 3 2017 via Long Branch Records (Europe) and Entertainment One (Rest of the world).
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