Band: Obey The Brave
Album: Mad Season
Label: Epitaph Records / Indigo
On June 2, Canadian five-piece Obey The Brave will release their third full-length Mad Season. With its raw passion and furious determination, the album affirmsObey The Brave as a major heavyweight in the metalcore genre.
Today also marks the premiere of Obey The Brave’s new single “On Our Own.” Delivering massive power chords and uncompromising emotion, “On Our Own” exemplifies the heart of Mad Season: anthems of empowerment born of adversity.
The follow-up to 2014’s Salvation, Mad Season came to life during an especially tumultuous period for Obey The Brave (vocalist Alex Erian, guitarists John Campbell and Terrence McAuley, bassist Cory Wilson, and drummer Stevie Morotti). But after a lineup change and a series of false starts in the studio, the band emerged with their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.
Co-produced by McAuley—who worked alongside engineer/mixer Dean Hadjichristou (Protest The Hero, Parkway Drive)—Mad Season also proves to be Obey The Brave’s most stylistically diverse work to date. In addition to featuring a collaboration with French Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust (on the beat-heavy “RIP”), Mad Season finds Erian expanding his vocal approach and introducing a singing style inspired by old-school punk.
“There’s still a lot of screaming on the album, but it was really important for me artistically to try something different and give it my all,” says Erian. “It’s very exciting to try to reinvent yourself.”
Obey The Brave will be playing festivals and club shows across mainland Europe in June and July.