New Noise Magazine has premiered a new song from Artifex Pereo this morning. As History Would Have It will appear on the forthcoming full-length album Passengers. The long awaited sophomore album from the band will drop via Tooth And Nail Records on 9/9/16.
Following 2014s debut album Time In Place which left the listener hovering in space, the new album is written through the eyes of someone viewing the planet from afar. As Jamie Davis (guitar/vocals) of the band says we approached the new album from the perspective of someone returning to earth and viewing the maddening things happening throughout the world.
In regards to Soft Weapons Lucas Worley (lead vocals) said the song was intended to be written from the perspective of soldiers who have been sent to war. Soldiers whom once enveloped by the brutality around them begin to contemplate the justifications, politics and agendas that put them there in the first place. We did our best to illustrate those potential thoughts that arise when one takes part in an atrocity that has been relentlessly repeated throughout history by a world that expends human life at an alarming rate. There are lots of troubling topics addressed on Passengers and it seems as though every single one can contribute to or be affected by the black hole that is war.
Listen to As History Would Have It song premiere Here
Since their debut release the group earned critical praise from such outlets as Alt Press, Substream Magazine and Under The Gun Review. Possessing a potent live show, Artifex Pereo has toured with such notables as Norma Jean and Emery.
Starting next week the band will hit the road for an extensive U.S. tour with I The Mighty, Dayshell and Picturesque (dates listed below).
An album pre-order link for Passengers also appears below.
Artifex Pereo Tour Dates
9/3 Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage (Record Release Show!)
Note: all following dates with I The Mighty, Dayshell and Picturesque
9/9 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/10 – Portland, OR @ Analog Café
9/11- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/14 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
9/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
9/16 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/18 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
9/22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
9/23 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/24 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
9/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
9/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole
9/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/30 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/1 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/2 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
10/4 Nashville, TN @ The End
10/5 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Parish Room)
10/7 Houston, TX @ Walters
10/8 San Antonio, TX @ Jacks Patio Bar
10/9 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
10/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
10/13 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/14 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Pre-order Passengers here: http://artifexpereo.merchnow.com/