Today, Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN release their second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut, Harbinger. The band also offer fans a music video directed by Chris Beauchamp for the track "Better Off Without" which can be seen here:
Vocalist Jamison Friesen comments, "We are very excited to unleash our latest single ‘Better Off Without’ and our album Harbinger onto the world! The response to our singles has been incredible and we can’t wait for everyone to spin this album and bang their heads!"
The band will be playing a few record release shows this weekend as well as jump on dates with label-mates HYPOCRISY, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and AENIMUS. Check out the does below:
3/29/2019 The Vat - Red Deer, Alberta
3/30/2019 Rendezvous Pub - Edmonton, Alberta
4/05/2019 Better Than Fred’s - Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
w/ HYPOCRISY, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE & AENIMUS
4/09/2019 The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB, Canada
4/10/2019 Dickens - Calgary, AB, Canada
Recently, the band released a lyric video for the new single "Witness", which can be seen here::
Harbinger was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM) and mastered by Alan Douches (DARKEST HOUR, EVERY TIME I DIE, SUICIDE SILENCE).
Order the album today both physically and digitally from www.nuclearblast.com/aoa-harbinger.
Harbinger track list:
1. Hurricane On The Horizon
2. End Of Existence
4. The Horror
5. Old Bones // New Blood
6. Better Off Without
8. An Omen Of Loss
9. The Endless
ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN started as a band with a mission to play music without compromise and carve their way through the music scene on their own terms. Coming from a small city in Northern Canada, this was a necessary strategy, since the band didn't come up in a big city scene with regular promoters, venues and attendees.
After touring in support of two self-released albums, “Endless Nights” and “Shadows”, the band began plotting their next release. On a whim they decided to send some of the new demos to one of their heroes, Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios, to see if he would be interested in recording them. To the band’s absolute surprise, Jason liked what he heard, and found time between some of the heavy-hitters that he had been working on to record the material. This was an opportunity the band couldn't pass up, and immediately started planning the trip of flying over 3,000 miles, from one end of the continent of North America to the other, to record the best songs the band had ever written.
Fast forward to after two successful recording sessions produced by Jason Suecof and mastered by Mark Lewis, the band was able to attract the attention of A&R legend Monte Conner. Conner was impressed with what he heard and quickly struck a deal with the band. With such a rapid ascent thus far, there's no telling what great things lurk in ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN's not too distant future.
More on ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN:
"The Endless" track video
"The Horror" demo
ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN is:
Jamison Friesen | vocals
Brendan Anderson | lead guitar
Kevin Student | bass
Ryan Sorensen | guitar
Ty Fox | drums