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Boundaries Sign With Periphery’s 3DOT Recordings Label, Launch “Heaven’s Broken Heart” From New Album “Burying Brightness”


Boundaries have found a new label home with Periphery‘s 3DOT Recordings label. The outfit will be launching their new 12-song album “Burying Brightness” through their new home on October 14th. Recording sessions for the effort took place under producer Randy Leboeuf (The Acacia Strain, Kublai Khan) at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ.

The record will find the band changing up their craft a bit, having opted to use backing vocal contributions from their drummer Tim Sullivan and bassist Nathan Calcagno. Frontman Matthew McDougal commented of that:

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“We utilized their voices for the first time. There’s definitely a new dynamic. We focused on writing some choruses. We made it a little prettier and calmer, changing up the listening experience. We wanted to use all of the tools we have at our disposal on this record. We didn’t leave anything out.”

Guitarist Corey Emond added:

“Our goal is to write exactly the kinds of songs we want to with no barriers. I feel like we did that. We’ve always wanted to have songs with singing, but we were never able to capture it until now. We also have some of the heaviest songs we’ve ever written. It has both extremes.”

The song “Heaven’s Broken Heart” has newly been launched from the release and a stream of it can be found below. McDougal said of it:

“‘Heaven’s Broken Heart‘ is one part allegory and one part fantasy. It tells a story of vengeance and punishment from a god that has become too ashamed of life on earth to let it continue. It started as purely a conceptual song and eventually formed into more of a parable on my mood disorders and how suddenly they can surround and darken a person’s world.

The opening line ‘night falls fast’ being a reference to the book of the same name by Kay Redfield Jamison, which details years of research towards understanding how and why we as people commit suicide. Meanwhile lyrics like ‘shale skinned monsters’ make reference to golems and other biblical horrors that are being released on an unknowing populace destined for extinction.”

Burying Brightness” track listing:

01 – “It Begins To Speak
02 – “Your Own Murder
03 – “This Is What It’s Like
04 – “Heaven’s Broken Heart
05 – “No One Will Mourn You Here
06 – “Resent And Regret
07 – “Realize And Rebuild
08 – “My Body Is A Cage
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10 – “It Was Built To Break
11 – “Burying Brightness
12 – “The Tower

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