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Signs Of The Swarm Premiere “Tower Of Torsos” Music Video, New Album “Amongst The Low & Empty” Due Out In July


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Pittsburgh, PA-based deathcore band Signs Of The Swarm have announced a July 28th release date for their fifth studio album, “Amongst The Low & Empty” via Century Media. The group once again teamed up with director Joey Durango for the latest video from that effort, “Tower Of Torsos“. You can watch that below.

Drummer Bobby Crow commented of that clip:

“We wanted to bring the old school, in-your-face vibes of our favorite OG deathcore bands – with a fresh spin. We endearingly call it psycho-music. It’s something of a continuation of what we started with ‘The Collection,’ musically, while the lyrical core is about doing whatever you must to come out on top. If you caught us on the road with Whitechapel recently, this one should be familiar to you!”

Vocalist David Simonich added:

Mike and I were BINGING the hell out of the ‘Hannibal’ show while writing lyrics. It definitely pulled out our inner psycho, especially for this one where we wanted to paint a repulsive picture of a person chasing the idea of becoming god. The path to ascend is only to kill and build a monument of misery: his tower of torsos.”

Crow also elaborated on that album itself:

“‘Amongst The Low & Empty‘ is more than just a title; it’s also a feeling or state of mind. The phrase first came up in the lyrics of our last album, ‘Absolvere‘, and became a driving force for our band ever since. When it came time for us to enter the studio with Josh Schroeder last November, ‘Low and Empty’ resonated in a very special way with the band.

We had just completed well-over a year of non-stop worldwide touring and had to finalize an album we barely had time to wrap our heads around. We were literally low (energy) and feeling empty (of ideas). I still marvel at what we pulled off primarily in under a month (with a few extra days later to add the album’s penultimate closing duo).

If it weren’t for the ideas flying around Josh‘s special studio, that time could have kept me feeling low and empty. I was very alone, locked away writing the music – we’d only come in with somewhere between 4-5 songs – with the only break from my strained and drained thoughts and ideas being visits from Schroeder to check in and add his genius.

David and Michael wrote lyrics in another room, with the prose spewed forth balancing the beauty/beast meter, with Dave‘s recognizably rabid voice bringing it back to Signs when I’d push our sound boundaries (soundaries?). I’d always ask myself, ‘How can we make this moment feel beautiful and terrifying at the same time?’

Fortunately, the lyrics’ grace contrasted gnarly subject matter to achieve and elevate that goal. It’s kind of like the art of the album – serenely calming yet brutally when you truly take it in – inverted; musically we’re brutal up-front with the beauty underlying.

This album breathes a new sense of life into Signs Of The Swarm that was much needed. We’re grateful for and proud of our previous works and the platform that they have provided us over the last 10 years, but ‘Amongst The Low & Empty‘ is a true and pure representation of each member’s current creative and performative abilities that elevates the passion and confidence of the band tenfold.”

He later added:

“We’ve always been a deathcore band. But this record is a lot MORE – it’s got death metal, metalcore, djent, some industrial stuff…We wanted to make something that was just heavy.”

Several guests were involved with the album, including guitarist Joshua Travis (Emmure, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza and Born Of Osiris drummer Cameron Losch. Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matthew K. Heafy appears as the featured guest on the song “The Witch Beckons“.

Amongst The Low & Empty” track listing:

01 – “Amongst The Low & Empty
02 – “Tower Of Torsos
03 – “Pray For Death
04 – “Borrowed Time
05 – “Between Fire & Stone
06 – “Shackles Like Talons
07 – “DREAMKILLER
08 – “The Witch Beckons” (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
09 – “Echelon
10 – “Faces Without Names
11 – “Malady

Pre-orders are available here.

Signs Of The Swarm:

05/26 Guadalajara, MEX – Novecientosiete
05/27 Ciudad de Mexico, MEX – Foro 28
06/03 Toledo, OH – Toledo Death Fest
07/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving
07/29 Cleveland, OH – Winchester
07/30 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
08/04 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
08/05 Fredericksburg, VA – KC’s Music Alley

Signs Of The Swarm:

08/09 Warsaw, POL – Hybrydy (feat. Archspire)
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/11 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel (feat. Shadow Of Intent)
08/12 Hannover, GER – Béi Chéz Heinz (feat. Frontierer & To The Grave)
08/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Prime Fest
08/18 Dinkelsbühl, GER – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/19 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo Metalfest
08/24 Andernach, GER – Deathfeast Open Air
08/25 Ghent, BEL – Asgaard (feat. To The Grave)

With Humanity’s Last Breath and To The Grave:

08/14 Hamburg, GER – Indra
08/15 Amsterdam. NET – Q-Factory
08/16 Erfurt, GER – Veb Kultur
08/20 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
08/21 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
08/22 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
08/23 Munich, GER – Backstage

With To The Grave and Harbinger:

08/26 London, UK – The Underworld
08/27 Birmingham, UK – Devil’s Dog
08/28 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
08/29 Leeds, UK – Key Club
08/30 Glasgow, UK – Audio
08/31 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
09/01 Bristol, UK – Exchange
09/02 Southampton, UK – Joiners

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