Texan metalcore band Upon A Burning Body have charged onto our radar with their massive new track 'King Of Diamonds', the first taste of their newly-announced album Southern Hostility currently slated for a June 17 release.
The new song signals a pretty big change in sound from their typical metalcore affair, instead infusing thrash and hardcore punk influences into their songwriting. The result is surprisingly fresh and heavy - have a listen for yourself:
The band's guitarist Ruben Alvarez commented on the new direction, saying:
“We simply felt it was time for a change. This new album is definitely a huge statement for us. It was time to reinvent ourselves and get back to our roots – pure heavy fucking metal! The energy of this album takes us back to our first two, but with much more maturity.
We worked for two months with Christopher Mora [producer] and our younger brother, Thomas Alvarez [co-producer.] They are both amazing song writers and were able to help us create fresh and infectious ideas.
The four of us worked together to create a fresh, raw and energetic sound. We took influences from some of the greatest metal bands of all-time (Pantera, Metallica, etc), in order to fill a void that many people are craving and need.
Once we finished tracking and putting the final touches we realized we created an album that would change everything for us. This is what everyone has been waiting for: no gimmicks and just straight in your face metal!”
Listen to Upon A Burning Body now.