After The Burial Premiere “Behold The Crown” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Evergreen”

After The Burial have premiered a new video for their new song “Behold The Crown.” This track is from the band’s new album “Evergreen,” which will be released on April 19.

“Evergreen” Track Listing:

01. “Behold The Crown”
02. “Exit, Exist”
03. “11/26”
04. “In Flux”
05. “Respire”
06. “Quicksand”
07. “The Great Repeat”
08. “To Challenge Existence”
09. “A Pulse Exchanged”

Guitarist Trent Hafdahl said the following about the album:

“The song-writing process is almost always the same, but the influence and motivation behind the music is always different. This time around we wrote an album that is wholeheartedly ATB. If you listen back through our catalog you can hear us experimenting with different sounds, soundscapes, playing techniques etc. Some of those have stood the test of time and are still used in our music today, and some were left behind because they didn’t really fit us.

I feel very strongly that this album is OUR sound. Our fans could hear this anywhere, without any reference, and say ‘that sounds like an After The Burial riff.’ I guess you could say it’s a more mature release this time around because we weren’t stretching to experiment with stuff that we didn’t know would work. It’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s slow at times and fast at others. It’s intense and free-flowing all in the same instance.”

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After The Burial Announce Spring Headlining Shows

After The Burial have booked some spring headlining shows around their tour with Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, and Vein. Here’s the dates:

04/20 Las Vegas, NV – BBB
04/21 Grand Junction CO – Mesa Theater
05/02 Huntington, WV – V Club
05/03 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger

After The Burial Seeking Extras For Upcoming Video Shoot

After The Burial are seeking extras for an upcoming music video shoot. The band will be filming the clip in Duluth, MN on February 9 and they shared the below post with their requirements:

Vein Added To Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, & After The Burial’s U.S. Tour

Vein have been confirmed as the opening act on Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive’s co-headlining tour. As previously reported, that trek will also feature After The Burial.

Tour Dates:

04/18 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/20 Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD – 98Kupd Ufest (no After The Burial/Vein)
04/22 Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/23 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (Parkway Drive closes)
04/26 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/27 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (Parkway Drive closes)
04/28 Houston, TX – So What Music Festival (no After The Burial/Vein)
04/30 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (Parkway Drive closes)
05/01 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (Killswitch Engage only)
05/04 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Parkway Drive closes)
05/05 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/07 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre (Parkway Drive closes)
05/09 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/10 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall (Killswitch Engage closes) (no Vein)
05/11 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors) (Parkway Drive closes)
05/12 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter (Killswitch Engage only)
05/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (Parkway Drive only)
05/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit (Parkway Drive closes)
05/16 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/17-19 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival

After The Burial’s Trent Hafdahl On New Album Release Plans: “We’re Shooting For The Spring Time Between February And April”

During an interview with Metal Injection, After The Burial’s Trent Hafdahl was asked about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “all mixed and mastered and ready to go” and that they are aiming to release it in “spring time between February and April.”

Hafdahl said the following:

“…It’s all done. Yeah, it’s all mixed and mastered and ready to go. We wanted to do this tour first before we went forward with it, but the whole brand new album is done. And it’ll be out next year. We’re shooting for the spring time between February and April. The release date will be established by the end of the year definitely.”

He also added the following when asked if the album will feature any contributions from the late Justin Lowe:

“…On the new record, I went back in our archive to use anything of his to keep his spirit there. There’s a couple patterns of his that I reworked. As long as we are writing music, I’ll try to throw something that he wrote in there if it fits. Sometimes that means you gotta move a snare or change the key. It means a lot to me to keep him in what we’re doing.”

After The Burial Planning Spring Release For New Album

Trent Hafdahl recently appeared on 90.3 WMSC’s “The Metal Teddy Bear Experience”, and talked a bit about After The Burial‘s new album. According to him, the group are planning to release the effort in the spring.

Hafdahl said the following:

“…I can tell you that we will be releasing a single sometime over the winter and then we are releasing it next year, sometime in the Spring. Other than that..we wrapped the mix and master up about two weeks before we started rehearsals for this tour. When we are out on the road it’s kinda hard to take care of that business just because it’s a very involving process being out here but once we get back the wheels are going to start turning, balls gonna be rolling.”

He also added the following when asked if the band’s “Rareform” 10th anniversary tour had an influence on the effort:

“…It still sounds like After The Burial but it’s a snapshot of us musically in that time in space. So no, never really went back and being like ‘oh yeah, we should write another ‘Bezerker” or anything like that. We tried that before and it just never works. You end up having a song you spend two months on and it’s track 7 that everybody skips over.

So doing that is a way thing in the past, just because we wrote those songs because we didn’t have an identity yet and it was trying to find what works for us, like as players, as musicians, as enthusiasts of metal and hip-hop and all these different types of music we listen to.

Now we have our own brand, our own identity musically. There’s still inspiration but it’s never like ‘oh hey lets go back and write a riff like this because it’s nostalgic.’ If people like it, they’re gonna like it, if they don’t, they’re not going to, you can’t force it.”

He later continued:

“…It’s still heavy as fuck. It’s a heavy ass After The Burial record. It’s still us you know? People are like, ‘is it going to sound like Dig Deep?’ Well no dude, ‘Dig Deep‘ sounds like ‘Dig Deep‘. That record was written and we did it and it sounds great. This one is a different record. It sounds sick.”

“It is it’s own thing. It’s hard to explain, man. It’s just art. You don’t want to paint the same picture 50 times. We all really enjoy it. It’s definitely a heavy, heavy one and I think my favorite solo work that I’ve done on any record, like solo guitars, guitar solos. I’m pumped, I’m really pumped.”

[via The PRP]

ERRA & Make Them Suffer Added To After The Burial & The Acacia Strain’s “Rareform Across The Continent” Tour

ERRA and Make Them Suffer have been confirmed as the supporting acts for After The Burial and The Acacia Strain’s “Rareform Across The Continent” tour. That trek will feature After The Burial playing “Rareform” in full and The Acacia Strain playing “Continent” in full to commemorate their 10th anniversaries.

Tour Dates:

09/27 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
09/28 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
09/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10/05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
10/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/08 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
10/10 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/11 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
10/12 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/13 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/18 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
10/19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
10/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/24 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
10/25 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock
10/26 Pomona, CA – Glass House
10/27 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/28 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/30 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/31 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
11/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/03 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
11/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
11/06 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11/07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater