New Hampshire’s Death Rattle  have  been playing their brand of groove/thrash metal for over five years, making some noise with their 2012 debut, Man’s Ruin. With half a decade of experience under their belt, their forthcoming album Volition will be released on October 20th. Today, we’re proud to premiere the band’s first video from their sophomore album, “Love and War.” The track is full-on groove-metal that owes a bit to the band’s New England brethren Hatebreed and Shadows Fall, and the Emvison Productions-directed video is a performance video shot at night with copious fog, lights and camera movements that match the visceral nature of the song. 

Here’s what guitarist Ryan VanderWolk says of the album:

Volition is the act of using free will to accomplish something.It’s taken a lot of work, but we’ve been able to overcome a lot of obstacles as a band, so the name has meaning that’s very relevant to our experience.”

Death Rattle will be on tour with The Convalescence, Wings Denied and Shaping the Legacy. Catch the tour dates and album art after the video. You can pre-order Volition, which will be out on October 20th, here.


10/21 Placerville, CA @ PJ’s Roadhouse
10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
10/24 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
10/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Blu Phoenix Venue
10/26 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
10/27 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
10/28 Del Rio, TX @ The Brown Plaza
10/29 Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim’s
10/30 Houston, TX @ White Swan Live
10/31 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
11/01 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
11/02 Panama City, FL @ The Dungeon Tavern
11/03 Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
11/04 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
11/05 Greenacres, FL @ Piper’s Sports Bar
11/06 Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
11/08 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
11/09 Attleboro, MA @ Patterson’s Creations
11/10 Manchester, NH @ Bungalow Bar
11/11 Albany, NY @ The Low Beat
11/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
11/13 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
11/15 New Haven, IN @ Carl’s Tavern
11/16 Warren, MI @ The Ritz
11/17 Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s
11/18 Englewood, OH @ The Courtyard