Songs of Loss and Separation is out now via the band’s own imprint label, Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide.
The newest new video is for the track “Far From Heavenless” and was shot by Nick Hipa at 29 Palms in Southern California. The song has been uplifting many of the group’s fans and is considered a highlight of the momentous return record! As someone with a lot of religious ancestry yet who is embedded in the metal and punk scene, I found it a positive message for those who might feel unwanted at times due to the hypocrisy of some zealots who use faith to divide.
“I really enjoyed creating this song,” guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz says. “It addresses losing faith in something — whether it be organized religion, a person, or even society itself. Judgement is an alienating thing.” He continues,” The video was a lot of fun to make…many thanks to Nick Hipa for coming up with the vision and dedication to get it done.
“This song is a deep cut for me,” says vocalist Jesse Leach. “It reveals the dark undercurrent of the corruption and hypocrisy that can be found in some organized religion. It’s about the backlash, criticism, and casting out of those who question and seek more than what is given and spoon-fed. On one side of the message is love and acceptance; on the other is condemnation and alienation. It is one in a series of songs written about an undying thirst and desire for a deeper truth. There is beauty to religion and ritual. But there are some who use this deep conviction for personal gain, manipulation, and even evil.”