Senses Fail have released a new song titled “Death By Water.” This track features Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas and an official video for it can be found below:
Senses Fail’s Buddy Nielsen commented:
“The song is named after a section of the poem Wasteland by T.S. Elliot and pulls references from the section. Personally, it is about the struggle of entering the dark night of the soul with regard to becoming a father. In many traditions, there is anecdote and mythology pertaining to the journey of ego death or death and rebirth of a certain time in one’s life. When you become a parent your single self dies and you become eternally linked to life, there is a letting go of the person you once were to become a parent. There was a level of loss I felt having to let go of who I was previously and step into a role that I didn’t feel fully comfortable in. I was blindly jumping into the unknown and this is what this song talks about. Death by water can have the inverse motif of birth and cleansing. When someone is baptized in Christianity they are reborn in the eye of God. I use the theme of death by water as a rebirth in the eye of “God”; God being my child, and me being reborn as their parent.
This song represents the descent into the underworld where I am to meet with the soul of my departed grandmother. The entrance into the underworld is always marked by a crossing of water or submersion into water and into a lower plane of existence. ‘Death By Water’ is specifically about the journey of my soul through the plane of existence into the underworld.”
Senses Fail will be streaming full album performances of “Let It Enfold You” and “Still Searching,” which they recorded at Joshua Tree. The “Still Searching” set was recorded at sunset and it will air on July 29. The “Let It Enfold You” set was recorded at sunrise and it will air on August 5.
Buddy Nielsen commented:
“Joshua Tree is tied to many significant life changing events for me and the band. I heard the news of my first child, was a witness and first responder to a horrific accident, received news of a new president and experienced life altering connections with nature and family.
As a human I have done my best to survive and to ultimately flourish, I see the desert of Joshua Tree as a similar example of desolate space that thrives. My internal narrative can sometimes be desolate but I have always found a way to grow and persist despite harsh conditions. The desert has shown me that life is both beautiful and tragic and that both of them must exist in each other’s arms to feel the full spectrum of what the universe has to offer. I can think of no better place to perform out two most popular and life changing records that deep in the heart go to the Joshua Trees and the shadows of the ancient rock formations.”
Tickets can be purchased HERE. Both performances will also be available on limited edition vinyl.
This is Senses Fail x Joshua Tree! We’ve teamed up with @Veeps to bring you a special VOD experience! Performing sunset and sunrise sets of Still Searching and Let It Enfold You, in a way you’ve never seen us before! Tickets + bundles available at https://t.co/akFBXg08o9pic.twitter.com/QsZIAcaDWR
Senses Fail have released a new two-track holiday EP titled “Christmas Has Been Cancelled Due To Lack Of Hustle.“ The effort features covers of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” and “Donde Esta Santa Clause.” You can check those out below:
Senses Fail and Saves The Day have released a new split covers EP titled “Through Being Ghoul.” The effort features Senses Fail’s covers of Misfits’ “We Are 138” and “Attitude” and Saves The Day’s covers of Misfits’ “Some Kinda Hate” and “Where Eagles Dare.” You can stream those tracks below and pre-order a vinyl copy of the EP HERE.
Senses Fail’s Buddy Nielsen and Attila’s Chris Fronzak have been feuding ever since Nielsen called out Fronzak in 2014 for his use of homophobic slurs. Now, as reported by The PRP, Neilsen has reignited the fight after slamming Fronzak for his recent adult film content:
Music Industry. Like you all still support Fronz and he is literally having women dress up like maids and clean his house while he shoots porn. Literally. Want to do something meaningful? Stop supporting bands with scumbags in them. Do more than just tweet about it.
That’s not what I said. I’ve had issues with him before. My point is people who support him while he is trying to make porn where women clean his house. You can make porn that empowers women. That’s all I’m saying.
All the outrage against @AltPress is totally justified and right. All the music industry people trying to score points by looking like they actually care and not just trying to score easy points by dunking on them is lame. You didn’t care when they did the million other things
Or refused to support the other victims through this whole me too movement. Where were you to stand up against all the other abusers? Just because this is an obvious and easy move doesn’t make you a better person. Also fuck Altpress. They have a long history checker history.
Also you all supported Austin when you knew he was a bad guy. Yet now you are trying to save face by slamming the magazine, which is totally in the wrong and should be slammed but you went along with all of it cause it was easy.
It’s really easy to take to the internet and yell about things. Support women by employing them. Support women by signing them. Support women by demanding equal pay. Support women by being a good person when no one is looking.
Hard to be an empowering person when you have the history he has. We’ve had issues in the past and I find his whole new avenue is just part and parcel to his lack of character. I don’t find him to be an altruistic persons. I have an issue with the people in the music
Industry who fain outrage at various things yet also have the back of a Fronz. That’s it. I had an issue with him using the word Faggot years ago, becuse im queer and we’ve had it out. I continue to have zero respect for him and never will.
He is a good person. You’re trying to make him out to be something he’s not. You’ve been at him for years for no apparent reason other than you don’t like his lifestyle which there’s nothing wrong with.
The fact that some old jaded band dude tried to attack my character because I consensually make porn blows my mind. There are so many legit issues in the world right now & you're gonna call me a scumbag because I make porn in a very respectful and fun environment? Eat shit dude.
Seems like some people just wanna attack people just for the sake of attacking people without any real criterion. Focus that effort on the real scumbags- Racists, rapists, etc. Calling people out without any authentication whatsoever is disrespectful to real victims & that sucks.
Senses Fail have been working on a new album, titled “What The Thunder Said, Hell Is In Your Head,” and a new covers record. The band tweeted the following about the new album:
The record is called What The Thunder Said, Hell Is In Your Head. It is a concept record split into two stories. One half the record is in minor the other is in major. Half the record is inspired by TS Elliott’s “Wasteland” the other is based on Walt Whitman’s “To Think of Time”
Yeah the first songs starts after priest and the matador. It starts in the relative minor key of the song. Priest is in C Major and the record starts in A minor. The first part of the record follows the 5 parts of The Wasteland. My interpretation of what they mean https://t.co/C6pdhChzgX
It's part of a larger story about this music box that ultimately is cursed and drags people into the Wasteland a.k.a the underworld. Where I meet my grandmother who died before I could say good bye but I meet my future daughter who is represented by a music box within the songs. https://t.co/mXiD5I8TMT
Senses Fail will be hitting the studio later this month to begin the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news on Twitter:
We start recording the next record in about two weeks. It’s crunch time. We’ve been working on it for about a year and is by far the most amount of time we’ve put into anyone record. Really excited to enter the studio with Beau Burchell of Saosin again.
Senses Fail will be releasing a re-recorded version of their debut EP “From The Depths Of Dreams” on September 6. You can find a new video for the updated version of “Bastard Son” off the effort below:
Buddy Nielsen commented:
“Seventeen years ago we recorded the songs that make up ‘From The Depths Of Dreams‘. It was the spark that started a journey that is still unfolding. We never thought that we’d go anyway, we just wanted to make it out of the basement. We were just a couple of teenagers from NJ trying to write songs to make us feel alive and play in the local scene.
Our aspirations were minimal at best but our results were extraordinary. This re-recording is not to replace what was but to add to the legacy of the songs and show them in a modern light. We haven’t played a lot of these songs for our fans and this release gives us the opportunity to highlight an era of Senses Fail that many of our fans didn’t get a chance to see.”
It’s worth noting that this version of the EP was recorded after the group previously said they were planning on re-releasing older material with vulgar words taken out. As previously reported, the band will also be performing it in full on their fall tour.