"I think this album will be a defining moment in our career"
MySpace era post-hardcore favourites Story Of The Year have announced a new studio album, Tear Me To Pieces and shared its titular track.
Set to be released on March 10 via SharpTone Records, the new album is said to be distinctly, invitingly, loudly Story Of The Year.
Inspired by heartache, desperation, motivation, toxic relationships, pain, loss and anger, Tear Me To Pieces contains all of the essential elements of the classic Story Of The Year sound, deployed in dazzling new ways.
Speaking about the record, guitarist Ryan Phillps states
"I think this album will be a defining moment in our career, when our fans hear it, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, shit, these dudes are ready to go!’ This is the sound of a band putting everything into it. If a new band came out with this album, I’d be texting everyone in my band about it.”
On the titular track, Phillips explains,
"Perhaps more than any song on the record, Tear Me to Pieces checks all of the boxes in regards to what best defines Story Of The Year – anthemic pop choruses balanced with guttural screams, high energy punk rock inspired drums, dark-ish lyrics, and aggressive guitar riffs. This one song runs the gamut.”
Vocalist Dan Marsala concurs with Phillips, adding,
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"This song fully represents the lyrical and musical vibe of the entire album, that’s why we chose it to be the opening track and album title as well. Tear Me To Pieces puts you in the right mindset to hear the best record Story Of The Year has recorded in a long time".
The announcement follows the recent release of Real Life, the band’s first single with SharpTone Records.
Tear Me To Pieces will be released on March 10. Pre-order/pre-save now here.