(January 19th, 2017) – New Jersey metal Lords & Saviours Fit For An Autopsy have announced an all new LP titled The Great Collapse due out this spring.
“The Great Collapse is a reflection on the current chaotic state of mankind’s relationship with the world, and it’s effect both outward and inward,” says guitarist and producer Will Putney. “It’s a dark and unsettling record that encapsulates a variety of approaches to aggressive music, and a definite expansion of our capabilities as a band.”
The Great Collapse will be the the band’s fourth full length record, continuing the momentum gained from a solid 200+ days of worldwide touring backing the buzz-worthy release of Absolute Hope Absolute Hell in late 2015, as well The Depression Sessions, a split release with The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder in 2016.
“It’s going to be the strongest record in our catalog. The overall mood and atmosphere of this album feels fully realized and emotionally stirring.”
The Great Collapse is set to release on March 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music in North America and SPV overseas. Artist Adam Burke was tapped to create the visually stunning cover art seen below.
The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.
“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.”
Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasizes that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it’s important to carry that torch. Somebody’s got to say something about the shit that’s going on. If you’re not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you’re kind of wasting it.”
Speaking of carrying a torch, Fit For An Autopsy is set to take part in the Carry The Flame Tour with After The Burial, Emmure, Fit For A King, and Invent, Animate.
Feb 22 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Feb 23 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Feb 24 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Feb 25 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
Feb 26 Skyway Theater Minneapolis, MN
Feb 28 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Mar 01 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 03 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 04 The Glass House Pomona, CA
Mar 05 SOMA San Diego, CA
Mar 07 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
Mar 10 Alamo City Music Hall San Antonio, TX
Mar 11 Walter’s Houston, TX
Mar 12 Grizzily Hall Austin, TX
Mar 14 Ready Room St Louis, MO
Mar 15 Park Street Saloon Columbus, OH
Mar 16 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 17 Gamechanger World Freehold, NJ
Mar 18 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Mar 19 Webster Hall New York, NY
Mar 20 Batlimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Mar 21 Arizona Pete’s Greensboro, NC
Mar 22 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Mar 23 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
Mar 28 Syndicate Lounge Birmingham, AL
About Fit For An Autopsy
The six-men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.