British metal sextet Bury Tomorrow have shared the video for new single “Boltcutter,” another crushing taste of their forthcoming seventh album, the aptly titled The Seventh Sun. Watch the video here and here.
The record will be released on March 31 via Music For Nations. Pre-order or pre-save it here.
Lead guitarist Kristan Dawson says, “From the second we put the finishing touches to ‘Boltcutter,’ we knew it had to be a single. Whilst it is a fundamental Bury Tomorrow track, being both loud and heavy, it also emphasises the new era of our band. Specifically, it highlights influences we haven’t necessarily channelled through Bury Tomorrow before, and it’s a pleasure to continue to expand the possibilities of our music. It began its existence through Tom crafting the foundations of the track with an ambient and electronic soundscape, before the rest of the band provided their usual expertise.”
The accompanying video was once again created in collaboration with director Matt Sears, who directed its prequel, “Abandon Us,” in the guise of a horror-inspired, two-part short film. This time around, the fate of the protagonist is irreversibly established in the heavy-hitting and thought-provoking video.
Speaking on the process and continuing collaboration, Dawson enthuses, “Continuing the visual narrative with video director Matt Sears was an absolute joy, and thanks to his knowledge of horror and unique filmmaking skills, ‘Boltcutter’ delivers the perfect sequel to ‘Abandon Us.’ It’s another video with a visceral and confronting nature, and we feel it perfectly represents the song and its themes.”
The release of “Boltcutter” coincides with the band nearing the end of their momentous tour across the UK and Europe, which saw their most extensive routing since pre-pandemic, selling more than 35,000 tickets, with multiple dates completely sold out, and also being able to preview the new single on each night of the tour.
Dawson expands on this by stating, “Considering its weighty riffs and catchy dual vocal hooks, we also knew that ‘Boltcutter’ was going to be an undeniable addition to future setlists. And for those who have attended recent shows on our tour, they will have already had a sneak preview. We’ve loved being able to preview a single release like this with our fans, and it seems that it has already made an impact with team BT and we can’t wait for the rest of our wonderful community to hear it.”
Additionally, the band has announced its Spring 2023 headline tour of North America. All dates are below. Tickets go on sale on on Friday, December 1. Get tickets here.
The tour marks the first time the band has toured North American since 2010 and it is a welcome return!
BURY TOMORROW ON TOUR:
WITH HOLLOW FRONT, AFTERLIFE, + SIAMESE:
5/2 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echoplex
5/3 — Tempe, AZ —The Marquee
5/5 — Dallas, TX — Granada Theater
5/6 — Austin, TX — Come And Take It Live
5/7 — Houston, TX — House of Blues Bronze Peacock
5/9 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)
5/10 — Charlotte, NC — The Underground
5/11 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East
5/12 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi-Fi Annex
5/13 — Chicago, IL — Park West
5/14 — Detroit, MI — El Club
5/16 — Toronto, ON — The Velvet Underground
5/17 — Montreal, QC —Fairmount Theatre
5/19 — Cambridge, MA — Middle East Downstairs
5/20 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
It’s never too late to be what you might have been. Sometimes you just need a push to take the plunge. Few people would be greater advocates for this truth than Bury Tomorrow.
Faced 18 months ago, following a period of external and internal strife, with the very real reality that it might be time to pack up their successes and close the book on a storied career of 15 years, with their hands forced and backs to the wall Bury Tomorrow instead picked up fate’s gauntlet and set about writing the chapter they had always imagined.
The Seventh Sun stands as testament to the bonds and belief required to shape themselves a new reality, a new sound, and a new future.
If standalone singles “Death (Ever Colder)” and “Life (Paradise Denied),” released little over a month apart earlier this year, gave a first glimpse at what lay in store, then The Seventh Sun amounts to the glorious arrival at a destination in this new era. Not Bury Tomorrow’s final destination, either, you must understand, but one that both perfectly encapsulates their revivified present while offering further tantalizing hints at an unwritten future.
This is no beast tamed, but rather one with its teeth and claws sharpened, intent on killing with targeted precision rather than with overwhelming bludgeoning. Refocused yet no more restrained, The Seventh Sun‘s expanded sonic palette platforms sky-high melodies, layered with textured atmosphere, cloaking an underlying savagery.
THE SEVENTH SUN TRACK LISTING:
“The Seventh Sun”
“The Carcass King”
PHOTO CREDIT: Nic Bezzina