We haven’t heard too much from Arkansas doom metal kings Pallbearer since the release of Heartless, one of the very best albums of 2017. Last year, they gave us the one-off single “Dropout” and a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell.” And today, we’re getting a little bit more.
Brooklyn Vegan reports that Pallbearer have just signed a worldwide deal with the record label Nuclear Blast, which distributed Heartless in Europe. If we’re lucky, that means we’ll get a new album sometime in the near future. But before that, Pallbearer are sharing a new song called “Atlantis” for Sub Pop’s Singles Series. Quoth the band:
We’re very excited to finally be able to share another piece of new material with you. As many of you probably know by now, Pallbearer has always been very ‘album-oriented’ — when we are writing music, it’s often with the big picture in mind. However, we also thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to release pieces that might not necessarily fit into a larger album. Thanks to the Sub-Pop Singles Series, we were thrilled to have the chance to write a brand new song, ‘Atlantis,’ plus also document how ‘Thorns,’ a song from our previous LP had taken on a different bit of attitude after being road-worn for a couple of years.
Listen to “Atlantis” below.
07/13 Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room *
07/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
07/19 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
07/20 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
07/21 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic *
07/30 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom +
07/31 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn +
* Playing Sorrow & Extinction in its entirety