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Emmure Frontman Speaks On New Album “Slave To The Game”

Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri recently spoke with about his bands forthcoming album “Slave To The Game“.

When asked what his thoughts on the album are, he replied:

“Honestly, I think this record is just brutal-sounding. It’s got everything I think that people expect from us—and I mean that in the sense that we kind of gave people, or at least for ourselves, more of what we felt the music should be from Emmure. I’m probably making no sense right now. [Laughs.] It’s just a heavy fucking record. It’s another Emmure record that hopefully people get to enjoy with us, because we dig it and that’s what it comes down to. We just make albums we try to enjoy and hopefully people can come along for the ride.”

When asked what his inspiration was lyrically this time around, he offered:

“I basically have this thing where, anything that I want to say in the songs, there’s always double or triple meaning to everything. I’m never just saying things for the sake of it. I take a lot of inspiration and influence from things I’m passionate about outside of music, whether it be comic books or video games or anything. I kind of adapt those fictional worlds to my actual reality. I always feel like—especially my own perspective and my own life—it’s life imitating art and art imitating life.

That’s basically what our lyrics are: Me telling my story through other facets and other personas that people might not necessarily have noticed were a part of me as a person or my way of seeing things. It makes things more fun for me and makes the overall product of the album and music just a little more interesting, because you get to do some research on things that are not just [about] my personal life.

Not that I say that’s how things should be—everybody should do their own thing, but I think now that I’ve gotten older and I’ve grown a different kind of attitude about how to talk about myself in the music, it’s just become my way of doing this.”

Slave To The Game” is due out on April 10th through Victory.


  • adamonfire

    “there’s always double or triple meaning to everything”

    Slave To The Game = the Memento of the recording industry

  • Kaine Muse

    Yeah, it takes alot of inspiration to write 12 lines of lyrics for each “story” and repeat them over and over.

    Still stoked for the record, even if this dude is a dumbass.

  • JohnnyWetTowel

    Ohhhh, so “…ask your girl what my dick tastes like…”, was actually Frankie’s way of saying that he genuinely wants to know what his own dick tastes like.

    Now I get it.

  • cma3585

    Shocker, his biggest lyrical inspiration outside of music is comic books and video games.

  • coolguy2424

    Now say, WHO GIVES A FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Weird_White_Dude


    • HonoluluBlueBalls

      You know that has three meanings right? At least two of them involve dude on dude scenarios. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just know that Frankie fucking loves it, bitch.

  • allichs

    allichs is stoked anyway