Story Of The YearÂ have shared their newest single and music videoÂ War, out now viaÂ SharpTone Records. With verses that quickly build up to a hard-hitting chorus and wicked guitar riffs,Â WarÂ takes listeners on a journey through a cautionary tale of revenge. The accompanying music video is quintessentialÂ Story Of The Year, full of humour and personality, featuring the guys putting on the acting performance of a lifetime.
â€œWar is about a person hellbent on getting revenge and ultimately finding no peace in the process,â€Â shares guitaristÂ Ryan PhillipsÂ â€œLyrics like â€˜this game will kill you in your sleepâ€™ directly refers to the mental toll of trying to get revenge on another person: it winds up consuming you and ultimately destroys any your life and any chance of a present, balanced existence.â€
‘Tear Me To Pieces’Â is set for a release onÂ March 10, 2023Â viaÂ SharpTone Records. The new album is distinctly, invitingly, loudlyÂ Story Of The Year.Â Heartache, desperation, motivation, toxic relationships, pain, loss, anger – all of the essential ingredients of the classicÂ Story Of The YearÂ sound propelÂ ‘Tear Me to Pieces’Â in dazzling new ways.Â The new album features previously released singlesÂ Real Life,Â Tear Me To Pieces,Â andÂ Take The Ride.
“I think this album will be a defining moment in our career,”Â saysÂ Phillips.Â “When our fans hear it, theyâ€™ll be like, â€˜Oh, shit, these dudes are ready to go!â€™ This is the sound of a band putting everything into it. If a new band came out with this album, Iâ€™d be texting everyone in my band about it.â€
Story Of The Yearâ€™s debut album,Â ‘Page Avenue’, was one of the first of its kind to sell a million copies.Â Until the Day I DieÂ endures as both an anthem and mission statement. Tours withÂ Linkin Park,Â My Chemical Romance,Â Deftones, andÂ The UsedÂ cementedÂ Story Of The Yearâ€™s reputation as a stunning and engaging live act. The connection between the band and audience transformedÂ Story Of The YearÂ from teenagers working in a St. Louis pizza chain franchise into hard rock headliners. Fans grew together withÂ Dan Marsala,Â Ryan Philips,Â Josh Wills, andÂ Adam Russell, fromÂ ‘Page Avenue’Â (2003),Â ‘In The Wake of Determination’Â (2005),Â ‘The Black Swan’Â (2008),Â ‘The Constant’Â (2010), toÂ ‘Wolves’Â (2017). They specialize in intense, passionate, confessional compositions that inspire and empower. Songs likeÂ The Antidote,Â Real Life,Â Miracle,Â The Ghost of You and I,Â Anthem of Our Dying Day, andÂ Take Me BackÂ resonate with anyone.
Australian fans can catchÂ Story Of The YearÂ live in action next year as part of the inauguralÂ Knotfest Australia in March 2023, with the band set to perform alongside Slipknot,Â Parkway Drive,Â Megadeth,Â Trivium,Â NorthlaneÂ and many more.
Catch STORY OF THE YEAR @ KNOTFEST AUSTRALIA 2023
Friday 24 March – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Saturday 25 March – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 26 March – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
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