Fallujah is back with a new single "Radiant Ascension" and a new album called Empyrean due out September 9. If you've been missing Fallujah's more technical and atmospheric days, then you're really going to love this new single. Better yet, Fallujah has also announced vocalist Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist) and bassist Evan Brewer (ex-Entheos, ex-The Faceless) have joined the band alongside Fallujah founders guitarist Scott Carstairs and drummer Andrew Baird.
"After such an experimental expression [with Undying Light], we sat down to write Empyrean completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for," said Carstairs. "Empyrean is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven't achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.
"Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We've developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it's all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade."
Pre-orders for Empyrean are available here. You can also catch Fallujah on tour with Rivers Of Nihil, Alluvial, and Warforged.
5/6 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel [Tickets]
5/7 Manchester, NH – Jewel [Tickets]
5/8 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts [Tickets]
5/10 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery [Tickets]
5/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger [Tickets]
5/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade [Tickets]
5/13 Nashville, TN – The End [Tickets]
5/14 Orlando, FL – The Haven [Tickets]
5/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum [Tickets]
5/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall [Tickets]
5/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar [Tickets]
5/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified [Tickets]
5/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (w/ Hypocrisy, Carach Angren, The Agonist & Hideous Divinity [Tickets]
5/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar [Tickets]
5/22 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater [Tickets]
5/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (w/ The Zenith Passage) [Tickets]
5/25 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (w/ The Zenith Passage) [Tickets]
5/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery (w/ The Zenith Passage) [Tickets]
5/27 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone (w/ The Zenith Passage) [Tickets]
5/28 Portland, OR – Star Theater [Tickets]
5/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon [Tickets]
5/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall [Tickets]
6/1 Denver, CO – Bluebird (w/ Burial In The Sky) [Tickets]
6/2 Kansas City, MO – BLVD (w/ Burial In The Sky) [Tickets]
6/3 Chicago, IL – Reggies (w/ Burial In The Sky) [Tickets]
6/4 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (w/ Burial In The Sky) [Tickets]
6/5 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse (w/ Burial In The Sky) [Tickets]