Pallbearer have dropped “Rite of Passage,” the second preview of their upcoming album Forgotten Days.
The heavy new track maintains the band’s eviscerating doom sound, while incorporating elements of Black Sabbath-inspired classic metal.
The song is addressed to bassist Joseph Rowland’s mother, who passed away 10 years ago. “‘Rite of Passage’ is both a reflection and a confessional,” Rowland explained in a statement. “The toll that loss has taken on my life often finds ways to remind me that I may never feel whole, and the song’s purpose is to express and embody that emptiness. It felt totally appropriate to wrap it in reimagined trappings of our earliest doom-leaning material.”
“Rite of Passage” comes just a month after the release of the album’s title track, “Forgotten Days.” The upcoming record will be released on October 23 via Nuclear Blast. Listen to the new song below: