Enlarge The band's new album, 'Absolvere,' comes out later this month.

Signs of the Swarm Unveil “Death Whistle” Single/Video


Signs of the Swarm have released “Death Whistle” along with a music video, the latest single from their forthcoming album, Absolvere.

Vocalist David Simonich comments:

“‘Death Whistle’ is a conceptual piece inspired by the ancient Aztec relic used in war. Entwining this idea to represent the end of our pain and sorrow that fuels the war within ourselves. While composing ‘Death Whistle,’ we as a group had our own individual challenges and griefs to overcome. Sharing my experience publicly, I went through the hardship of losing my mother. To this day, I struggle with the constant battle within myself that there was something else I could have done to change what had happened. Full of regret, I dwell on my actions of the past where I believe that if I were around that my influence could have changed the outcome. This song has a special place in my heart for it was the first time the band fully collaborated on the lyrics of a song. Pouring our souls, ‘Death Whistle’ was born.”

Guitarist Jeff Russo adds:

“I brought the ‘Death Whistle’ concept to the table after stumbling across videos of them online and feeling inspired by their chilling nature. Coming full circle to tie this together with our personal struggles and the lyrical content of the song, I felt pouring our feelings of being overwhelmed and crushed by life’s obstacles and tragedies was fitting. The end beckons to us, it instils fear in us, but we answer its call and we are swallowed by it. It’s a dark fantasy entailing the agonies of depression, loss, and letting go, but one I feel many can relate to at times.”

Absolvere comes out on September 24 through Unique Leader; pre-order here. Previous singles include “Hollow Prison,” featuring Despised Icon vocalist Alex Erian, and “Totem.”

The band recently fired guitarist Cory Smarsh after a woman came forward with allegations of physical and emotional abuse against him.

Signs of the Swarm will tour with Born of Osiris and Shadow of Intent this fall:

10/29 Sauget, IL – Pops [tickets]
10/30 Fort Wayne, IN – Pieres [tickets]
11/02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon [tickets]
11/03 Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden [tickets]
11/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s [tickets]
11/06 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater [tickets]
11/07 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents [tickets]
11/09 Reading, PA – Reverb [tickets]
11/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 [tickets]
11/11 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans [tickets]
11/12 Huntington, WVC – The Loud [tickets]
11/13 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Music Hall [tickets]
11/14 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs [tickets]
11/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation [tickets]
11/17 Madison, WI – The Annex [tickets]
11/18 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room [tickets]
11/19 Springfield, MO – The Riff [tickets]
11/20 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater [tickets]

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