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The other day I posted about Misery Signals guitarist Karl Schubach’s new project Solace without realizing it was Schubach’s project; d’oh! But that should speak to the strengths of Schubach’s songwriting, and it only reinforces my desire to hear new Misery Signals. I was never into Misery Signals before 2008’s Controller, but with that album I found a modern metalcore record that not only held my interest on repeated listens but put the band’s own fresh stamp on a sub-genre that had peaked a couple of years earlier. And now it seems like we’ll finally be getting a follow-up four years later.

According to Lambgoat, things are heating up in the Misery Signals camp. Although Schubach’s currently working on Solace, he tells Lambgoat that Misery Signals have a few songs in the works with plans to “really buckle down in these next few months and commit ourselves to this new record.” Elaborates Schubach, “I think every band aims to progress with each album they write. But sometimes progression is learning what worked really well the previous records and incorporating those elements. So far these new songs feel like a purposeful blend of our most recent, more structured Controller record mixed with the chaos and spontaneity of the earlier Of Malice and the Magnum Heart.” Perhaps I should go back and check out those first two records so I have some idea of what’s in store this time around.

Expect the band to enter the studio in early 2012 and put an album out, hopefully, by mid-year. It’ll be the band’s last record through Ferret Music.


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