Early metalcore maestros Eighteen Visions have returned with a new song “Oath” and the announcement of a new album ten years after breaking up in 2007. The band played its last show together on April 20, 2007, and have returned on the 10-year anniversary of that day to release a new song and reveal the upcoming release of their new album XVIII via Rise Records on June 2. The new album was produced and mastered by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and will contain 10 brand new Eighteen Visions tracks. The currently confirmed lineup is James Hart (vocals), Trevor Friedrich (drums), and Keith Barney (guitar), and there is no telling what kind of surprises they have in store for fans. On Instagram, all three have teased the possibility of being joined by Josh James of Stick To Your Guns at some point.
The new song, “Oath” touches back on their early metalcore days and hits hard. It is a fast, aggressive, in-your-face sonic assault. It’s edgy, energetic, and compelling, but the minute you get into, it’s over. The two-minute tease of “Oath” already has many fans and critics anxious to see what the rest of the album, XVIII, will have in store. The song is a promise to fans that Eighteen Visions is back and ready to get to work. They’ve already managed to make heads turn with this bombshell, so what lies ahead is anybody’s guess.
The band also announced their first return show at The Observatory in Orange County, California on the album’s release date, June 2, 2017. Hart, Barney, and Friedrich took to Instagram to share all this news and in their identical posts, they talk history and their current game plan.
“Ya, a record release show and it’s gonna be f*cking raging. Expect all kinds of old, brutal 18v jams and of course some new jams. Sh*t, that’s right around the f*ckin corner so go buy tix available today! “
The new album XVIII is available for pre-order now and tickets to the album release show are available here.
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