Dec. 10 — Metalcore band Execution Day is taking on a topic tied in to the bigger issue of mental health in its latest single and video.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Consumed‘ and the song’s companion video Friday. The song, which features a guest appearance by Dayseeker front man Rory Rodriguez, leans heavily in a heavy, melodic direction. The vocals match that approach, opting to use more clean vocals than screams in the case of this song. The whole of the arrangement will appeal to fans of bands, such as Bring Me The Horizon, Bad Omens, and I Prevail.
Front man Dylan Dively talked about bringing Rodriguez on board for the song in a prepared statement.
” The entire time we were writing this track, we knew it had a vibe that would fit Rory’s voice perfectly,” said Dively. “We met him at a show we opened years ago and we’ve kept in touch since, and when we sent him the track, he obviously had the same vision for the song as we did. He knocked his part out of the park.”
Dively also addressed the song’s lyrical theme in his statement.
“It’s really about personal growth. and realizing that you have basically hit rock bottom, and the only place to go from there, is up,” he said. “To get better, and make the changes necessary to get better.”
The song’s video does well in expressing Dively’s comments. It shows a young man who is at the worst possible place, emotionally and mentally. Even being at the bottom, he does begin the process of healing and trying to make positive change.
In other news, Execution Day has announced a new string of live dates alongside I, The Breather; Sleep Waker, and Curses. The tour is scheduled to launch Jan. 6 in Frederick, MD and to run through Feb. 12 in Allentown, PA. It also features stops in cities nationwide, such as Chapel Hill, NC; Columbus, OH, and Houston, TX.
The tour’s schedule is noted below.
Tour Dates with I, The Breather, Sleep Waker, and Curses
01/06 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
01/07 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
01/08 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
01/09 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
01/10 Ocala, FL – O’Malley’s
01/11 Port St. Lucie, FL – Los Cocos
01/13 Fort Walton, FL – Downtown Music Hall
01/14 Houston, TX – Acadia
01/15 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozers
01/16 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
01/17 Dallas, TX – Haltom Theatre
01/18 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
01/20 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
01/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/23 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
01/24 Reno, NV – Dead Ringer Analog Bar
01/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
01/26 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
01/27 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
01/28 Des Moines, IA – Wildwood
01/31 Chicago, IL – Reggies
02/01 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
02/02 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
02/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
02/04 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
02/05 Cambridge, ON – Rhythm And Brews
02/06 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
02/07 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/08 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
02/10 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
02/11 New York, NY – Kingsland
02/12 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
More information on Execution Day’s new single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/ExecutionDay.