New album The Great Collapse will be released on 17 March via Long Branch Records.
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have released brand new track ‘Iron Moon’ from their upcoming new album The Great Collapse.
Featuring a guest performance from Kevin McCaughey (Ion Dissonance), stream the track here:
“Iron Moon’s one of our more aggressive songs, lyrically it’s sort of an attack on the complacent and routine life,” says guitarist and producer Will Putney. “The world is full of people stuck in these dead end paths, just accepting a world that’s handed to you, a world where you have no voice or no opportunity to even get ahead. It’s a song written in defiance of that and is a reminder that you don’t have to settle for being exploited or controlled by anyone.”
The new single is released on the heels of the band’s music video for ‘Heads Will Hang’ premiered last month via Alternative Press and directed by Max Moore (Code Orange, Of Mice And Men).
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY will release The Great Collapse on 17 March via Long Branch Records (Europe) and Entertainment One (Rest of the world).
European live dates:
03.08.17 DE – Wacken – Wacken Open-Air
16.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
18.08.17 DE – Allstedt – Destruction Derby
with more to be announced.
The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soap-boxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fuelled 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 bullsh*t 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 emphasises 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.”
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.
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