Nearly 20 years on to the day since the release of Type O Negative‘s now-classic fourth album, October Rust, as well as six years after the early passing of that band’s inimitable frontman Peter Steele, yeah, I guess a song like “Love You to Death” is fair game for covering. And as someone who’s loved Type O since I was like 12, I’ll say that hard touring Little Rock, Arkansas, doomers Pallbearer do an admirable job with it as well on their brand new EP, Fear and Fury, just released digitally through Profound Lore with vinyl to follow this fall, bringing their own psychedelic edge to the brooding sentimentality of the original, indulging in some choice keyboard work while maintaining the underlying push of low-end.
“Love You to Death” is joined by “Fear and Fury,” which Pallbearer released as a single last year, and a take on Black Sabbath‘s “Over and Over,” which has been a staple of live shows for several years now. The vinyl is up for preorder, the whole thing is available to stream and you can check it out under the PR wire info below, which also includes the dates for Pallbearer‘s tour with Baroness, which is happening as we speak.
PALLBEARER RELEASE ‘FEAR AND FURY’ EP, EMBARK ON U.S. TOUR WITH BARONESS
Three-song EP out now digitally, on vinyl October 21st from Profound Lore / See Pallbearer on tour August 11 – September 10
Pallbearer is thrilled to release a 3-song EP, titled Fear and Fury, available now via digital download with a limited vinyl version to follow on October 21st from Profound Lore Records. The vinyl version will be presented in a beautifully packaged circular die-cut jacket with art and design by Johan G. Winther and inner-sleeve artwork by Michael Lierly. The EP’s three songs include a remastered version of the band’s titular 2015 single “Fear and Fury” and cover versions of Black Sabbath’s “Over and Over” and Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death”. The vinyl itself will have the three tracks on Side A and an etching on Side B and is available for pre-order now in all of its limited colors, along with a digital release which is available now as well.
Pallbearer is an American colossus, rooted in doom metal but shaping their own musical paradigm unfettered by the confines of genre. Initially formed in Little Rock, AR by Joseph D Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals / guitars) and later Joined by Devin Holt (guitar), the line up was solidified by the addition of Mark Lierly (drums) after the recording of their debut LP. That album, 2012’s Sorrow and Extinction, captured the primal heaviness of the band’s live show but expanded beyond a reliance on pure volume. It wavers beautifully between subdued introspection and towering aural force.
2014’s Foundations Of Burden built on the groundwork of their debut, evoking a complex melodic consciousness, each song imbued with a weight of devastating melancholy. Produced and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Agalloch, Red House Painters), the album saw Pallbearer forging it’s own brilliantly desolate path, seeking balance at the very threshold of an unforgiving void.
Pallbearer are currently working on their third full-length LP, and will be on tour in August and September alongside Baroness – see all tour dates below and look for more news from Pallbearer coming soon.
(U.S. tour with Baroness)
08/11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter**
08/12 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theater
08/13 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Ballroom
08/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
08/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie**
08/16 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
08/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
08/19 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
08/20 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
08/21 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
08/24 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
08/25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge**
08/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
08/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Crescent
08/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill**
08/30 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory Northpark
08/31 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
09/02 – Dallas, TZ @ Granada Theater
09/03 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
09/04 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theater
09/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Beachum Theater
09/07 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
09/09 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
09/10 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight**