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Pallbearer have released “The Quicksand of Existing”, a third single from the band’s forthcoming album Forgotten Days (Oct. 23, Nuclear Blast).

The song arrives with another Ben Meredith-directed video. Watch it below…

As we strive to be, the forces of entropy perpetually pull us down into a state of being unmade,” offers bass player/songwriter Joseph D. Rowland of the track which reflects the narrative themes behind the highly-anticipated release, self-described by the band as a reflection on family and loss.

The body degrades; the mind and memories fray into unwoven threads, no longer connected to the rich fabric of the self. Choices made upon our separate and conjoined paths may find us engulfed in a mire of our unmaking. I wanted this song to face this reality with a grim determination.”

The Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Johan Johannson), produced album was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in West Texas.

Michael Lierly, drummer Mark Lierly’s brother, once again created the album’s artwork, crafting images [see below] that were roughly hewn yet heartbreaking in their expressive heft. The striking cover is the ideal foil to Pallbearer’s thick musical and lyrical melancholia.

Forgotten Days is available in a number of limited edition vinyl variants with physical bundles available via both the Nuclear Blast and Pallbearer web-stores, as well as digitally and on CD/cassette.

The title track “Forgotten Days” is offered as an immediate download with digital pre-orders on iTunes, Amazon Music and Bandcamp. Listeners can pre-save the album and listen to the title track on all DSPs via this link.

Oran O’Beirne 2020