News•August 10, 2016 2:57 PM ET•4,645 views
Pallbearer release, stream new EP
Official press release: Pallbearer is thrilled to release a 3-song EP, titled Fear and Fury, available now via digital download with a limited vinyl version to follow on October 21st from Profound Lore Records. The vinyl version will be presented in a beautifully packaged circular die-cut jacket with art and design by Johan G. Winther and inner-sleeve artwork by Michael Lierly. The EP's three songs include a remastered version of the band's titular 2015 single "Fear and Fury" and cover versions of Black Sabbath's "Over and Over" and Type O Negative's "Love You To Death." The vinyl itself will have the three tracks on Side A and an etching on Side B and is available for pre-order now in all of its limited colors, along with a digital release which is available now as well. Pallbearer is an American colossus, rooted in doom metal but shaping their own musical paradigm unfettered by the confines of genre. Initially formed in Little Rock, AR by Joseph D Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals / guitars) and later Joined by Devin Holt (guitar), the line up was solidified by the addition of Mark Lierly (drums) after the recording of their debut LP. That album, 2012's Sorrow and Extinction, captured the primal heaviness of the band's live show but expanded beyond a reliance on pure volume. It wavers beautifully between subdued introspection and towering aural force. 2014's Foundations Of Burden built on the groundwork of their debut, evoking a complex melodic consciousness, each song imbued with a weight of devastating melancholy. Produced and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Agalloch, Red House Painters), the album saw Pallbearer forging it's own brilliantly desolate path, seeking balance at the very threshold of an unforgiving void. Pallbearer are currently working on their third full-length LP, and will be on tour in August and September alongside Baroness.