SUBROSA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘FOR THIS WE FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF AGES’
Available on CD, LP & digital formats from Profound Lore on August 26, 2016
*photo by Chris Martindale
Salt Lake City experimental doom band SubRosa are elated to announce their most triumphant and enveloping album to date "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages", due out August 26th from Profound Lore Records. Continuing the momentum from 2013’s "More Constant Than The Gods", which saw year-end acclaim in metal and mainstream outlets, 2016's „For This We Fought the Battle of Ages“ brings a new awareness to SubRosa as one of the most prominent progressive metal bands from America today. The band’s crushing monolithic sound canvas consists of a devastating mix of soul-crushing doom, innovative chamber music (solidified by the band’s two electric violin players) and balladry all filtered through the veil of American gothic tragedy.
Guitarist Rebecca Vernon’s vision for SubRosa brewed for some years before songwriting for the band began in the beginning of 2005; debut album "The Worm Has Turned" was released the following year, the "Strega" LP followed in 2008 and SubRosa went on to self-release "The Swans Trapped In Ice" EP in 2009. In 2011, SubRosa’s groundbreaking full-length album "No Help For The Mighty Ones" was released on Profound Lore Records; "No Help" received extensive critical acclaim. With the band’s lineup solidified with Vernon alongside Kim Pack (electric violin, vocals), Sarah Pendleton (electric violin, vocals), Levi Hanna (bass) and Andy Patterson (drums), SubRosa released "More Constant Than the Gods" in 2013 which topped countless year end lists including Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Now, SubRosa will release "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" which sees the band expanding their sound to a new plateau with their heaviest, darkest, and most dynamic-sounding album to date through bigger-sounding production value (the new album was fully engineered and mixed by drummer Andy Patterson). With the awareness brought onto the band with the new album’s predecessor, which also saw SubRosa on their most active touring schedule yet, "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" will bring push the band further as they prepare to unveil their most important and crucial album in their repertoire.
SubRosa will tour the globe extensively in support of "For This We Fought the Battle of Ages" - the band has confirmed a European tour in September and October and will tour the U.S. following in the Fall. More info coming soon.
For This We Fought the Battle of Ages Tracklist:
1. Despair Is A Siren
2. Wound of the Warden
3. Black Majesty
4. Il Cappio
5. Killing Rapture
6. Troubled Cells
SubRosa, on tour:
June 15-18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Crucial Fest
June 22-26 Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
August 26-28 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas *Record Release Show*
September 22-24 Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival
December 10 Denver, CO @ Black Sky Fest
Rebecca Vernon: Guitar
Sarah Pendleton: Electric violin + Vocals
Kim Pack: Electric violin + Vocals
Levi Hanna: Bass
Andy Patterson: Drums