Progressive metal quartet After the Burial has released its first new music in four years with the double single “Embrace the Infinity,” featuring new tracks “Nothing Gold” and “Death Keeps Us from Living.” Watch the music video for “Nothing Gold” below, and stream both songs here.
“These songs were written during a hard time in my life,” vocalist Anthony Notarmaso said. “I went to a place that some of us have been before, and some have never come back from. They move on the impermanence of life, that nothing lasts forever and giving in to the loss of control we no longer have when something dear to us ends. But they also remind us that fear, and the past can’t keep us from living.
“After the world turned upside down, like a lot of people, we found ourselves searching for inspiration. Exploring different avenues to express our creativity seemed to leave us lost. Instead, we found solace in going back to our roots and writing what we know and love. These songs are undeniably After The Burial, but with a modern twist. We hope you enjoy this next journey with us.”
The new tracks follow 2019’s “Evergreen” and tackle the familiar themes of isolation, loss and hopelessness that arise in such uncertain times. However, in true After the Burial fashion, they are brought to life with a healthy dose of resilience and perseverance.
Perhaps the more vulnerable song of the pair is “Death Keeps Us From Living,” which touches on the painful loss of several loved ones and, in many ways, Notarmaso’s intimate and personal ruminations on his mortality.
“Fear will keep you from living your life and going after your dreams,” he said. “This song is about healing and moving on. I think that’s why After the Burial is still a band. We’re resilient and all we can do is keep moving forward. If my pain can help even one person, I will make that sacrifice for the rest of my life.”
After the Burial is putting the finishing touches on its yet-to-be-announced seventh studio album and soon will embark on a spring 2023 North American tour with Spiritbox and Intervals. The band also will appear at Milwaukee Metal Fest in May. For tickets and more info go to aftertheburial.co.
with Spritibox and Intervals
4/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom\
4/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
4/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
4/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/15 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
4/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
4/19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/21 – Dallas, TX @ Echo Music Hall
4/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/23 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
4/26 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
4/28 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
4/29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
5/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
5/04 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
5/05 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
5/06 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/08 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
Milwaukee Metal Fest
5/26-5/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
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