Baptists announce their third album, Beacon Of Faith incoming via Southern Lord on the 25th May

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BAPTISTS ANNOUNCE THEIR THIRD ALBUM, BEACON OF FAITH, INCOMING VIA
SOUTHERN LORD ON THE 25TH OF MAY;
LISTEN TO THE BROODING NEW ALBUM TRACK “CAPSULE” 

Baptists announce their third full-length album, Beacon of Faith, incoming across all formats on Southern Lord on the 25th May.

Beacon Of Faith broadly follows the same trajectory as the album’s predecessors, Bushcraft (2013) and Bloodmines (2014) – combining raw adrenaline-fuelled emotion, venomous vocal delivery, gigantic guitar sound, and a visceral rhythmic propulsion – a sonic manifestation of desolate rage, bolstered by a palpable sense of urgency.

Beacon Of Faith is densely-packed yet Baptists’ sound is far from claustrophobic, there is melody amongst the dissonance, as the band more deeply explore the noise rock vistas that have always underpinned their sound.

Lyrics are drawn from their direct experience of a broken society and general discontentment with everyday life. A multitude of issues are in the firing line, from the Canadian court system, issues surrounding substance abuse, mental health, and how the more fortunate “tend to dismiss people who have been dealt a less-fortunate hand” – as guitarist Danny also reflects.

LYRICS FOR NEW TRACK “CAPSULE

PASSING CHEEKS
A FAUCET’S DRIP
THE RIGHT AMOUNT TO
ANOINT THE PIT
SATURATION
PREVENTS THE CLUNK
BUT I WANT TO FEEL IT
AS IT GOES DOWN

TASTE WHAT’S GOING TO MOVE ME
BEFORE I
HAVE FUCKING CHANGED

THE TABLET DROPS
AN ESSENCE SEEPS
PAST CONSUMPTION
POST MISUSE
DESTINATION
INFORMED CONCEIT
A PLANNED REPRIEVE
FROM CULTURE’S FEATS

Beacon Of Faith was recorded at Godcity in Salem. Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou in July 2017, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon. 

(cover art shot by Jillian Mann)
TRACK LIST:
1. Worse Than Hate
2. Absolved of Life/Spent Cells
3. Beacon Of Faith
4. Gift Taker
5. Capsule
6. Outbreeding
7. Vicarious Trauma
8. Victim Service
9. Indigo Child
10. Eulogy Template
11. Bevel Down
12. Carbide
13. NostroviaBAPTISTS ARE:
Andrew Drury – vocals
Danny Marshall – guitar
Sean Hawryluk – bass
Nick Yacyshyn – drums

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