Pallbearer share “Thorns” off upcoming album Heartless, out next month on Profound Lore

Pallbearer share "Thorns" off upcoming album Heartless, out next month on Profound Lore

Pallbearer have just shared “Thorns” from the forthcoming Heartless, their third studio album and second for Chris Bruni’s well-respected label to the north, Profound Lore. The new album’s out March 24, and it follows 2014’s generally acclaimed Foundations of Burden, which was a slightly more variable follow-up to Sorrow and Extinction — as if complex and expeditious melodies were really our expectation trudging through lyrical content that revolves around mortality and various forms of introspection.

Vocalist/guitarist Brett Campbell is the one who’s been delivering these poems recollecting reticence and offering resignation, so what can we expect subject matter-wise, as Devin Holt (guitar), Joe Rowland (bass), and Mark Lierly (drums) provide an instrumental buttress? A band statement describes Heartless as focusing on the “grim realities” that force us to “find any shred of hope we can.” The implication, then, would be of something more lyrically down-to-earth and directly empirical, though I’m sure I wouldn’t mind if continuity is ultimately the name of the verbal game. Profound Lore naturally describes the album as containing Pallbearer’s “most monumental material to date,” which is sort of a bold statement.

Listen to “Thorns” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and some supporting tour dates.

Heartless tracklisting:

01. I Saw The End
02. Thorns
03. The Lie Of Survival
04. Dancing In Madness
05. Cruel Road
06. Heartless
07. A Plea For Understanding

Dates:

02.24.17 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
03.22.17 - Little Rock, AR - Rev Room
03.23.17 - Nashville, TN - The Enmd
03.25.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.28.17 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
03.29.17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
03.30.17 - Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter
03.31.17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
04.05.17 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
04.06.17 - London, UK - Underworld
04.08.17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
04.09.17 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
04.11.17 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
04.12.17 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
04.13.17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Kraken STHLM
04.14.17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Atlas
04.15.17 - Copenhagen West, Denmark - Pumpehuset
04.16.17 - Hanover, Hermany - Cafe Glocksee
04.18.17 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
04.19.17 - Berlin, Germany - Musik & Frieden
04.20.17 - Leipzig, Germany - Doom over Leipzig
04.21.17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote fabrik
04.22.17 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Dudefest
04.23.17 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn

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