Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — will release their new album and second full-length “You Will Be the Death of Me” on June 25 via Nuclear Blast.
The band has shared the visualizer for the new song “More Than Dreaming.” Listen and watch here.
“I love starting the album with ‘More Than Dreaming,'” says Jones. “It’s got great energy and bounce to it — exactly what you want as an opener. We are looking forward to playing this live. The wait is almost over!”
The visualizer is a 3-dimensional version of the album artwork. Both the visualizer and album cover were created by Francesco Artusato.
“The idea for this artwork started developing in my head right after we were done with the first session of pre-production,” Artusato explains. “I started seeing certain colors and this style in my head. To me, the music on this record in fact sounds like ‘those colors.’ The concept is pretty simple: You can see a torch in the middle and three flames coming out of it. The three flames represent the three of us. The addition of neons and fog was inspired by John Carpenter‘s ’80’s movies.”
He continues, “Having all the artwork created in 3-D, I was able to place it in a CG environment, start animating some of the elements, and create some sort of story. I think in this case it works well with the ‘dream-like’ vibe of these visuals. Artwork and visual creativity have been a big part of my growth as an artist for the past few years and I love to be able to combine music and visuals in one project. It made this album even more special to me.”
LIGHT THE TORCH previously shared the video for the first single, “Wilting in the Light,” which was directed by Ramon Boutviseth in L.A. Watch it here.
For “You Will Be the Death of Me,” the band returned to Sparrow Sound in Glendale, California to once again work with the production team of Josh Gilbert and Joseph McQueen [BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE]. This time around, they also welcomed WHITECHAPEL‘s Alex Rudinger on drums
“YOU WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME” TRACKLISTING:
“More Than Dreaming”
“Let Me Fall Apart”
“End of the World”
“Wilting In the Light”
“Death of Me”
“Living With a Ghost”
“Become the Martyr”
“Something Deep Inside”
“I Hate Myself”
“Denying the Sin”
“Come Back to the Quicksand”
“Sign Your Name”
Upheld by head-spinning seven-string virtuosity yet anchored to skyscraping melodies, LIGHT THE TORCH crafted 12 metallic anthems, including an unexpected and awesome cover of the ’80s hit “Sign Your Name” by R&B singer Terence Trent D’Arby. The group shot out of the gate as a contender on their full-length debut, Revival. It bowed at #4 on the Billboard US Independent Albums Chart and at #10 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart in addition to receiving acclaim from Revolver, Outburn, and many more. “Calm Before the Storm” racked up a staggering 15.4 million Spotify streams, while “The Safety of Disbelief” remains one of SiriusXM Octane’s all-time most requested songs. They also crisscrossed North America and Europe on tour with the likes of TRIVIUM, AVATAR, IN FLAMES, ICE NINE KILLS, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and AUGUST BURNS RED to name a few.
“You Will Be the Death of Me” finds LIGHT THE TORCH firing on all cylinders and ready to take things to the next level.