Over the past few years, metalcore five-piece Bury Tomorrow have been building a reputation as one of the hardest working young bands on the circuit – a reputation which looks like being very firmly cemented by their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘The Union Of Crowns’, which is scheduled for release early next year.
The full-lengther is precursed by the first single, the appropriately titled ‘Lionheart’, which the band themselves describe as an “homage to England”.
“Over the past year, we have travelled to places we never thought possible, seen and experienced things that have blown our minds: this song is a love song about always knowing where you want to be when the tours are over, and the craziness ends,” say the band.
The song does exactly what the band say in the press release (to rewrite a well-known advertising slogan). Already acclaimed by Radio One Rock Show host Dan P Carter – for whom the quintet are recording a session later this month – it is as fine a slice of what the lads themselves as “English f***ing metalcore” as you’re likely to come across as, well, the next fine slice of said.
It’s steeped very much in the traditional British approach to metal – not over-produced, with the emphasis on a well-constructed song, balancing light and shade, especially on the vocals and the mixture of grinding and melodic guitars. For those outside England, the lyrics may come across as a bit stylized and jingo-istic – “it’s about loving our country” – but, heck, that’s never really done the likes of Iron Maiden or Saxon any harm!
‘Lionheart’ is out on September 8th, and the video will be released on September 13th. A trailer for the upcoming video can be seen here.
Bury Tomorrow are supporting While She Sleeps in October, at Leeds Cockpit (10), Glasgow Cat House (11), Manchester O2 Academy (12), Birmingham O2 Academy 3 (13) and London Camden Underworld (14). They will embark on their own headlining UK tour in December.