It looks like Volumes are currently mixing their new album. The band confirmed the news on Instagram:
It looks like Volumes recently finished their new album. Bassist Raad Soudani revealed the news in the below tweet:
[via The PRP]
Crown The Empire have announced a special livestream concert with Volumes. The event, which is being called “The Battle Of Los Angeles,” will take place on October 16 at 4:00pm PDT/7:00pm EDT. Tickets can be found HERE.
Crown The Empire’s Andy Leo commented:
“It’s going to feel amazing to shake off the rust from being quarantined and show-less for so long. We’ve never tried anything like this before but we’re going to have a lot of fun and we hope the fans can enjoy from home! Grateful for the team behind us that can make this happen.”
Volumes’ Michael Barr added:
“This year has been a rollercoaster for Volumes, so it feels amazing that we have the opportunity to be able to play live together in such a new format and experience. We feel so lucky to be able to still do what we love, which is connect with our fans even in such a bizarre times. Thank you to Shelter Music Group and Fearless Records for being in our corner and most importantly our fans for sticking by us through thick and thin.”
Volumes have premiered a new video for their new single “Weighted.” You can check that out below:
Michael Barr commented:
“This song is about self-doubt and the shortcomings that come with any type of success. It’s about the ups and the downs in life and the interpersonal and irrational conversation you have about convincing yourself into doing things.”
Raad Soudani added:
“It’s definitely a fun song. It’s a blend of heavy instrumentation with vibrant production with chunky guitar groove on the verse, with a playful vocal melody on top. It’s also got an in-your-face, aggressive catchy hook and a bit of a carefree, middle finger attitude to it.”
Volumes have premiered a new video for their new song “Pixelate.” The band commented:
“The song is about consuming and ingesting too much social media and news. It’s about the negative influence that these platforms, applications, and publications have on us today.”
During Fearless Records‘ “Fearless At Home” virtual festival, Michael Barr previewed a new Volumes song titled “Pixelate.” You can check that out at about the 1:25:05 mark. Barr commented:
“Hey guys what’s up it’s Michael from Volumes here with an exclusive preview of our new song ‘Pixelate’ that was inspired by the publications and applications we choose to use to get our news and to communicate with each other, and being really cognizant of how much we do that, how much we ingest it, and which platforms we use to do so. So, that’s the gist of the song. Hope you guys like it. Hope you guys are staying well, staying safe and staying home. Much love from Volumes. Peace.”
Raad Soudani has shared a tease of a new Volumes song. You can check that out below:
As previously reported, former Volumes guitarist Diego Farias has passed away. The band have since commented on the sad news:
“We are absolutely devastated by the tragic passing of Diego Farias. We are trying to cope and process this as it all seems so surreal. We send our love and thoughts to his brothers Gus and Andres. His mother and father, and his extended family. As we collect our thoughts we will then be able to properly convey them more, but for now…we love you Diego, rest in power.“
Former Volumes guitarist Diego Farias has passed away. His brother Gus Farias confirmed the sad new on Twitter.
Gus said the following:
“RIP TO MY BROTHER DIEGO I LOVE YOU I CANT BELIEVE IM TYPING THIS.”
“WE TOURED THE WORLD TOGETHER WE LIVED THE DREAM TOGETHER I LOVE YOU DIEGO. REST IN PARADISE LITTLE BROTHER YOU NOW LIVE THRU ME. ❤️”
“EVERYTIME I LOOK IN THE MIRROR I SEE THE 19 STITCH SCAR YOU GAVE ME THANK YOU I WILL WEAR THIS SCAR PROUDLY FOREVER LOVE YOU LITTLE BROTHER A REMINDER YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME.”
As previously reported, Volumes recently reunited with vocalist Michael Barr after parting ways with vocalist Gus Farias and guitarist Diego Farias. Now, the band have officially issued a statement regarding the lineup change.
The group said the following:
“It looks like we have some explaining to do….
As many of you are now aware, Gus and Diego Farias are no longer with Volumes, and Michael Barr is now back with us in full force.
We want to give you one statement to answer some of your questions and set the record straight, so here it is:
Diego was never fired/kicked out of the band. Over the past few years, we have seen him grow in his career as a producer, and as a result, he lost the desire to tour with the band and then subsequently couldn’t further commit to the overall writing process with the group. Some of you may have noticed that in the past few tours, we have had various replacement guitarists tour with the band. We wish nothing but the best of luck for Diego and know that he is on the fast track of becoming one of the most successful producers in the game.
Gus’s situation in the band was a little bit more complicated, and we did inform him that we wanted to part ways several weeks back. We don’t feel it’s necessary to provide full details of how we came to this decision. Still, it’s honestly no different of any relationship that you have with someone for over ten years on a very personal level and decide things are just not compatible any longer. That’s all there is/was to it. Gus is happy working on his project as Yung Yogi, and he will kill the game moving forward.
We would be foolish to ignore or disregard their massive contribution as performers and songwriters to the band, and all know that they were there from the beginning. We have nothing but love for them and wish them the best. We have also sorted out several details on the business side of things to ensure that they have their rightful ownership of everything that they have done in the band, and will continue to as long as the group is in existence and beyond.
And now…Michael Barr is back! When things were at their lowest, and the idea of discontinuing Volumes was a genuine thought, the other members of the band, who had always kept in contact with Michael, started to have some light discussions about the “what if’s.”
That quickly grew into more serious talks, and in a very short frame of time, we were all in the studio together, sharing ideas. It became very apparent, very quickly that this was something that we had to continue on with and make it real. We are so happy to have Michael back home.
We enlisted the help of our great friend, Max Schad, (http://www.maxschadmusic.com) to produce/mix/track our first song as this lineup, “holywater.”
The writing of the song was a thoroughly collaborative effort as a team between Michael, Raad, Myke, Nick, and Max.
Max is not the full-time guitarist for Volumes, but he will continue to work and write with the band. A touring guitarist will be with us on all dates for the time being. We are not looking to audition or have people send demos to us at this time. We will figure out permanent guitarists when it organically happens.
Volumes will be a full-time band. While various members will still work on other projects they have been involved with, this will be the priority.
We are supporting Born of Osiris in Europe/UK starting March 3rd, 2020, and we will have an exciting US run that will take place shortly after that announcing soon. A new full-length album will be released at some point in 2020 from Fearless Records. We are writing music that WE want to write and perform, but coincidentally, based on your reaction to “holywater,” it’s also the type of music that YOU want to hear…. and we couldn’t be more stoked about it.
Now off to Blare Fest in Nagoya, Japan (thank you Coldrain for having us) and then to Hawaii with our good friends in Crown The Empire
Much love and see you soon…
Michael, Raad, Myke & Nick