The Irish Alt/Post-Metalcore crew will release their latest single, ‘Fire At Will’ on June 30th ahead of their live date in Dublin’s Academy with American Metalcore titans, As I Lay Dying on August 9th.
Having recently signed to Blood Blast Distribution / Believe for their last single ‘You’re on Your Own’ [listen here], the five-piece are excited to preview another slice from their mammoth new album, which is due for release in early 2023.
Speaking of the new single, vocalist, Roni Vox says: “The song is about being pissed-off, but feeling like to have to apologise for expressing how you feel when it’s a perfectly natural thing. If you don’t like something or if you disagree with someone’s point of view, you can be facing the firing squad should it be taken, willingly or not, out of context – so it’s kinda like having to immediately recoil after you say something that doesn’t fit other people’s narrative or viewpoint…..right or wrong!
I’m not even talking about political conversation, because honestly, I’m not really that political myself. It could be about music or art or movies, or beer, or cars, or sport – anything can be seen (or taken) as an attack, which to me is a weird knee-jerk reaction regarding things that are, for the most part, subjective.
It’s healthy to express how you feel. It’s not healthy for someone you don’t know to make you feel bad about it when maybe, they don’t (or don’t want to) understand where it is coming from. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t think anyone should be held at gun point for expressing themselves, even if they are not necessarily being positive in that particular moment in time.
Despite the disruption over the last two years, due to the pandemic, Words That Burn completed their third studio album under the watchful eye of producer/engineer Josh Schroeder [King 810, Lorna Shore] before taking to the stage at Bloodstock Open Air for their debut UK performance in August 2021 for their UK debut. The band will be performing with As I Lay Dying in Dublin’s Academy on August 9th with more shows to be announced very soon.
Words That Burn have been fusing elements of melodic metal, and alternative rock, loaded with crushing riffs and soaring choruses, since 2013.
Taking musical & sonic influences from bands such as, Deftones, Bring me the Horizon, Slipknot, Northlane, Killswitch Engage, Architects, and Parkway Drive, they released their debut full-length, ‘Regret is For The Dead’ in 2016, which charted at Number 1 in the Irish Metal, Irish Rock, and Irish Mainstream iTunes download charts.
Between 2016 & 2019, Words That Burn toured the length and breadth of the Republic and Northern Ireland, including European dates in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Poland, and the Czech Republic, including a main stage performance at Exit Festival, alongside Destruction, Discharge and Black Dahlia Murder.
The bands’ sophomore album ‘PYRES’ was released Summer of 2019 entering the official Irish mainstream iTunes charts at number 9 before landing a number 1 slot. The album produced two additional singles ‘Arise’ and ‘Riptide’, before a number of live shows which included dates with Alien Weaponry and Beartooth.
Words That Burn are:
Ger Murphy – Bass
Jason Christy – Drums
Shane Martin – Guitars
Ronnie Vox – Vocals
Angel Croitor – Guitars