Downpour (Ex-Shadows Fall, Unearth, Seemless) are gearing up to release their highly anticipated debut album. The group originally recorded the album back in 2015 and it has been shelved until the time felt right for them. Their self-titled LP does not have a release date, however, it’s expected to arrive sometime this year. Preorders are available now via the band’s PledgeMusic. Former Elektra executive Leigh Lust signed the group to the the platform. There are a wide range of packages including a digital album, autographed copies, vinyl, handwritten lyric sheet, a signed drumhead, to the band performing at your personal house party, and more.
Drummer Derek Kerswill commented:
“We consciously sat on the record for the last few years due to a lot of scheduling issues and we had all talked about the idea that back then. Everything was about content, and we wanted the days of Soundgarden and Tool-style mystery.”
Vocalist Brian Fair added:
“When I was first approached by Derek about getting involved with the Downpour, Shadows Fall was starting to come to an end and I wasn’t sure I was ready to start working with another band. When he sent me the instrumental versions of the songs, I knew immediately that I had to get in! The combination of musicianship, unique songwriting style, and a groove that can’t be fucked with just absolutely blew my mind.
This was not only music I had always wanted to hear — it was music that I thought would allow me to push myself as a vocalist and try totally new things. I tracked some lo-fi, home studio demos and sent them off to the boys, having no idea if they would be feeling what I was laying down but I know I was! Luckily, they got my vision and encouraged me to push it even further.
We wanted to make a unique metal record that represented our varied influences, unrestrained by sub- genre or any other restrictions. The vocal lines and lyrics seemed to flow effortlessly. The riffs and grooves really inspired me to find some deep and personal subject matter that I had yet to explore lyrically. Before I knew it, we had enough material for the record and we hadn’t even all jammed in the same room yet!”
To get a taste of what their album will sound like, check out their YouTube channel, especially check out the track “Without the Fear.”