Emerging West Virginian metalcore band Curses have officially joined the roster of SharpTone Records.
Riding a wave of buzz from millions of streams over the last few years, the five-piece will enter the next stage of their career with a new label and their second full-length album, Chapter II: Bloom, coming August 7.
The band has revealed the forthcoming record’s first new song, “The Door In The Wall”.
“This is a song about finding beauty in the impermanent, transient nature of existence,” the band says.
“It paints the conflict and suffering we experience within ourselves and in the world around us as catalysts for growth.
“Our ultimate strength lies within our inescapable ending.”
The Princeton, West Virginia quintet – Brando Casto (vocals), Eli Fry (vocals), Davey Nicewander (guitar), Michael Olivares (bass, vocals), and Shane Cyrus (drums) – arrived on the scene in 2017 with debut Chapter I: Introspect.
Chapter I featured the fan-favourite singles “The Abandoned” and “Fortune Collapse” featuring PERIPHERY frontman Spencer Sotelo.
Following a year of solid touring and festival appearances, the band returned to the studio in late 2019/early 2020 to record Chapter II: Bloom.
Now armed with seasoned experience, new-found depth and maturity and a refined skillset, CURSES enter the next phase of their story with one of metalcore’s most promising records of 2020.
Discussing the band’s natural evolution of sound, Eli says, “I was new on Chapter I.
“When we did this album, I had a few more years of experience under my belt and a grasp on what I wanted to add.
“We knew what we wanted to write about.
“We knew how to make the music more diverse and more technical while keeping the colorful and catchy choruses to add a balance.
“We preserve our roots, but expand them.”
Chapter II: Bloom is out August 7 via SharpTone Records