III: The Forest Within The Tree, the first new album from Arkansas-based doom metal harbingers DEADBIRD, is now streaming in its gloomy entirety through Metal Injection. Containing current and former members of Rwake, Iron Tongue, Pallbearer, and more, the outfit will release the anxiously-anticipated album this Friday through 20 Buck Spin
Ten years is not a short time between albums, but the passing of years have solidified DEADBIRD into an entity well versed in the art of vigilance. Recorded in “the ZZ Top Room” at Ardent Studios and at AB Recording, both in Memphis, Tennessee, engineered, co-Produced, and mixed by Alan Burcham, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, III: The Forest Within The Tree features vibrant artwork by John Santos (Kylesa, Mutoid Man, Torche, Noothgrush, Catheter). The eight tracks comprising III: The Forest Within The Tree are their best to date and signal the awakening of new day for the band. The album is a must-hear release for fans of Rwake, Samothrace, Neurosis, Alice In Chains, Kylesa, Pallbearer, Spirit Adrift, His Hero Is Gone, and El Dopa.
Metal Injection now streams III: The Forest Within The Tree alongside some heartfelt commentary from the band and a detailed review of the album, which includes, “DEADBIRD‘s newest jewel of Southern gloom is deeply enthralling from start to finish. Across eight gut-wrenching tracks, their doomed and sludge-laden tones balance a dichotomy of hope and despair… Every song flows wonderfully into the next. There isn’t a moment that leaves you wanting more. It’s a complete and well-written chapter in the Arkansas natives’ book and arguably the best one yet.”
Stream DEADBIRD’s entire III: The Forest Within The Tree at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
III: The Forest Within The Tree will see release on LP, CD, and digital formats via 20 Buck Spin this Friday, October 12th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE, as well as through all digital distributors.
Following their set at Migration Festival in Pittsburgh in July DEADBIRD is booking new shows in support of III: The Forest Within The Tree. The band plays two record release shows for the album in their two hometown this week, performing in Little Rock on Friday, October 12th and Fayetteville on Saturday, October 13th. Watch for more tour dates to be announced.
DEADBIRD Record Release Shows:
10/12/2018 White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR w/ Terminal Nation, Tranquilo.
10/13/2018 Backspace – Fayetteville, AR w/ Bones Of The Earth, Groaners
A decade has now passed since the release of Twilight Ritual, the second LP from Little Rock/Fayetteville-based DEADBIRD. Though much has changed in the metal world since then DEADBIRD remains steadfast in their ability to sculpt heart-wrenching and gutsy songs from the deepest, darkest places within. Years of toil and scorched southern soil went into the band’s third album III: The Forest Within The Tree resulting in forty haunting minutes of emotive turbulence and resolute grit. An intense listen from the outset, after “The Singularity” intro the one-two punch of “Luciferous Heart” and “Heyday” carry the weight of the grandiose and the grave, burning with furor and primordial light. At times dipping into quietly morose acoustics and at others crushing with a Neurosis-like magnitude, DEADBIRD offers the scope of the world weary and of sentiment laid bare on compositions like “Brought Low” and “Bone & Ash.”