Misery Signals has released the first track off the band’s first album since 2013’s Absent Light. The first single released is called “The Tempest” and an official video has been released to go along with it. The band also announced that their new album is called Ultraviolet and will see its release on August 07th. Pre-orders will be available here.
Ultraviolet marks not only the band’s first album since Absent Light but it also sees the return of their original vocalist Jesse Zaraska who hasn’t appeared on a release since the band’s 2004 debut full length Of Malice And The Magnum Heart.
Ryan Morgan, the band’s guitarist, offered the following on the single:
“‘The Tempest‘ feels like a concentrated dose of Misery Signals. I love that it crashes through with all this energy, with very little indulging. That type of songwriting economy was in my mind across this whole album. It’s interesting to hear a little bit of restraint work to actually make everything bigger.”
Speaking more on the album, he said:
“Jesse has this really clear voice, and even in his most vicious screaming the vulnerability gets through first. People will hear the record and there won’t be any need for decoding the emotional content. ‘Sunlifter’ was the first song we wrote for the record and it set the tone thematically for the lyrics on the album, which came to be about ambition and striving and all the parts of ourselves that are in contradiction with each other.”
“It is a record that purveys a much greater sense of hope than those that preceded it, and I think that as older individuals this was important from the onset of the process. I tried to create a Misery Signals record that was lyrically more positive than the previous outings, something that I could get behind as a father. Though there still exists a fair amount of tension and darkness, there shines a great amount more light.”