New Jersey deathcore act Fit for an Autopsy are set to return with their fifth studio album, The Sea of Tragic Beasts, this fall. The band also shared the music video for the lead single “Mirrors”, and announced a monthlong U.S. headlining tour beginning in late October. Stream the video and see the full list of dates below.
Building from an atmospheric, post-rock introduction, the song breaks into a crushing passage at the one-minute mark as vocalist Joe Badolato’s guttural screams seethe beneath a wall of guitars. The video, directed by Max Moore, accompanies the track with a disturbing commentary on drug abuse. It’s pretty graphic, so if you have a needle phobia, you’ve been warned.
“You carry things with you, for better or worse,” guitarist and principal songwriter Will Putney remarks in a press release. “‘Mirrors’ illustrates the darker side of this idea. It’s also a testament to how the decisions you make can have a resonating effect on the ones around you. Clearly this song was born out of a personal struggle, but in the end, it’s a reflection on the greater human condition of love and dependency; not being able to release yourself from the darkness around you.”
The Sea of Tragic Beasts “dives head-on into some difficult topics,” according to Putney, who produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the album at Graphic Nature Audio in New Jersey. Lining up with the release date, Fit for an Autopsy will go on a monthlong tour across the U.S., beginning at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York, on October 24th — the day before the album’s release.
The album, due out October 25th, will be available on CD and three limited vinyl color variants, with pre-orders available from Nuclear Blast here.
The Sea of Tragic Beats Artwork:
The Sea of Tragic Beasts Tracklist:
01. The Sea of Tragic Beasts
02. No Man is Without Fear
04. Your Pain is Mine
09. Birds of Prey
10. Napalm Dreams
Fit for an Autopsy US Tour Dates:
10/25 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
10/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/27 – Frederick, MD @ Café 611
10/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/29 – Nashville, TN @ The End
10/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/01 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live!
11/05 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
11/06 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
11/07 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
11/09 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewing Co.
11/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theater
11/13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
11/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/20 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/21 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
11/22 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
11/23 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall