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Patterns of Decay are gearing up for their new self-titled album, scheduled to arrive on April 15th. Today (26th), the group has teamed up with Metal Insider to premiere a video for their new track “House of Doors.” The clip was directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb of God, Body Count, Fire From The Gods), and mark’s their overall first single from the upcoming record. The song was mixed by Dan Thabet of Liquid Studios, and mastered by Alan Douches of West Westside Studios. Since 2018 record, Suicide Notes In Comic Sans, the group has formulated their lineup and developed a style looking more inward discovering their truest selves:  

 “In isolation, our doubts and suspicions take hold, and we learn to come to terms with the darker corners of our own minds. It’s the “new normal in a world forever changed by circumstances beyond our control. These were the themes to our upcoming self-titled album even before the pandemic cast its shadow on everything. Recent years have only proved to us that it was more important than ever that we record this album and share it with the metal world.”


The pandemic gave the group more time to reflect, hone their skills, and to perfect their new album as Vocalist Christian Contello explains about the new track:

“’House of Doors’ to me is a reflection on a period in my life where the weight of past failures, personal loss, self doubt, and frustration all hit me head-on. It started with recurring dreams of being in a house with endless doors lining the halls. As I opened each one, I was thrown back into past memories both good and bad. This song is very personal for me, but I also feel that it mirrors the general mindset of our band leading up to its release. It illuminates the hardships, obstacles, and disappointments that we’ve had to overcome as a band, and reveals the fact that we are still here; working out of pure passion for the music. I think that feeling is really encapsulated by the lyric; “We hate it when you come here.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: