London metalcore quintet COUNTING DAYS will release their debut album Liberated Sounds on October 16, 2015 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group (Volbeat, Shaman’s Harvest, Black Label Society, Gojira, Joe Bonamassa). Fans can pre-order the album now via the band’s official website. With Liberated Sounds, COUNTING DAYS are about to unleash one of the most formidable records of the year that will twist, turn and refuse to leave your consciousness.
To tease the upcoming release, the band has unleashed the first single and title track “Liberated Sounds” via YouTube. Listen here:
Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Opeth, Architects, Bring Me the Horizon) at his Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Liberated Sounds’ subject matter hits on a number of recurring themes; mortality, relationships and religion all return throughout. Elaborating on the lyrical content, Thomas reveals; “This wasn’t a conscious effort, they are just things that really struck a chord. Even the title, Liberated Sounds, was inspired by the feeling we all got from writing it, five mates writing music without restrictions or judgement.”
The time spent in the studio with Nordstrom afforded them the chance to collaborate with one of their biggest influences in Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates who provided vocals on the newly recorded version of ‘Sands of Time’. Clearly won over, Lindberg states; “I got contacted through the guys at Fredman studios, I know these guys pretty well, and trusted their judgement in checking this UK band out that were recording there. I was hit by the great mix of old school hardcore and crude death metal tone of the song. Did I want to come down and throw down some vocals? Hell yes! Turned out the vocals that I was going to use as a guide track were super ferocious and ass kicking, so that really fired me up to deliver on the highest level. These guys were super professional and I am sure that they will go far. I can´t wait to check out the full album when it´s out!”
Liberated Sounds Track Listing:
1. Burned By Faith
2. Die Alone
3. Beaten & Scarred
4. Life & Death
5. Liberated Sounds
6. Fire From The Sky
7. Days Go By
8. The Vines
9. Sands Of Time feat. Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates
10. Prison Of Misery
11. Cold Truth
In the coming weeks, COUNTING DAYS will release more tracks, videos, and other multimedia exclusives. Stay tuned!
About COUNTING DAYS:
Formed in 2014, COUNTING DAYS entwine a complex and ferocious blend of hardcore punk, thrash and British heavy metal which has already marked them out as one of the most exciting and talked about metalcore acts in Britain. Made up of former members of TRC, Heights, Rough Hands and Last Witness, they harness the power of their previous bands and bring it to an exhilarating new level.
As the beating heart and song-writing partnership in TRC, Charlie Wilson (Guitar) along with Lasselle Lewis (Drums) began broadening and pushing their boundaries as Charlie explains; “I had some songs that I had been writing that didn’t quite fit with the band so I sent them over to Lasselle to see what he thought and he was blown away and totally into it.”
The band started to cement with the addition of former Heights frontman Thomas Debaere, whose throat shredding growl earmarked him as one of the new generation of formidable British metal vocalist. Bobby Daniels (Guitar) of Last Witness soon followed and the final piece was added during a TRC tour with South London noise-terrorists Rough Hands, where frontman Alex Dench was then recruited for bass and vocal duties.
“Quite simply, COUNTING DAYS are the most exciting metal band to come from the UK since Bullet For My Valentine.” – Terry Bezer, Team Rock
“They are already shaping up to be one of the brightest emerging talents we have seen for a very long time. Do not sleep on them, you will regret it.” – Tom Doyle, Kerrang
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