PHILM – featuring former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo – are to release their second album, ‘Fire From The Evening Sun’, on new label UDR Music, in September.
It will be released on September 12 in Europe, September 15 in the UK and September 16 in the US.
“UDR is honored to be working with PHILM. This partnership seems very instinctual,” said UDR Music’s head of A&R/Marketing, Jay Lansford.
“Dave Lombardo and I worked together during the Grip Inc. years. After hearing PHILM’s new album this alliance was clearly divine will. Powerful, intense… urgent. These three prolific musicians have created something that is refreshingly not mundane, but ear-shattering and groundbreaking.”
Lombardo – who first talked about the project in an exclusive interview with PM earlier this year – says the new album will mark a different turn in the band’s musical journey:
“PHILM’s first album, ‘Harmonic’, is still an amazing work to me. It’s improvisational and raw. It was my first time producing an album and I am very proud of it. The new album is a completely different animal. It is again produced by me, but mastered and mixed by a couple of musical giants… Tyler Bates and Robert Carranza.
“I believe this album has a daring, callous temperament about it that really sums up our mindset right now. No improvising, no fluff. It’s heavy and in your face from start to finish. You may think you know what PHILM is, but you don’t. If you haven’t seen us live, you have no idea. We thrive on being out of our comfort zones and want fans to take that ride.”
PHILM have confirmed a number of European shows in September to support the release of the album:
September 7 – London, The Underworld
September 9 – Vienna, Arena
September 10 – Munich, Feierwerk
September 11 – Zurich, Rote Fabrik
More dates are espected to be announced in the near future. In the meantime, keep up with developments via www.facebook.com/PHILMOfficial.