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Pallbearer
Pallbearer
Pallbearer
Background information
Origin Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Genres Doom Metal, Epic Doom Metal
Years active 2008 - present
Labels Profound Lore Records
Associated acts Sports, The Slow Death, Deadbird, Story Of The Eye, Mothwind
Website Official Page
Current members Brett Campbell
Devin Holt
Joseph D. Rowland
Mark Lierly

Pallbearer are a doom metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas. Formed in 2008, Pallbearer have gone on to release two full-length albums that have garnered a great deal of success among critics such as Pitchfork, NPR, Spin and Decibel Magazine. They are known for their distinctive artwork and soulful vocals among a traditional doom metal sound.

HistoryEdit

Early Years (2008 - 2011)Edit

Pallbearer began in 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Little is known of the beginnings of the band with their first show being on May 28, 2009 (With Ginsu Wives and Thrones) at Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock. Sometime in 2010 the band self-released a demo, limited to 120 copies. The demo featured two songs that would later appear on the first album along with a cover of "Gloomy Sunday" by Billie Holiday.

The band would perform sporadic dates around in Texas, Louisiana and the Carolinas along with Arkansas in 2011. Eventually they would be signed to Profound Lore in September of that year.[1] The band would do a tour of the United States that December leading up the album's release in February.

Sorrow and Extinction and Rise (2012 - 2013)Edit

Pallbearer's debut album Sorrow and Extinction was released via Profound Lore on February 21, 2012. A vinyl edition was released via 20 Buck Spin in August that year. Sorrow and Extinction was praised by music critics, notably being listed as #3 on Decibel Magazine's Top 40 albums of 2012 and #1 on Pitchfork's "Top 40 Metal albums of 2012".

The band toured the United States twice in support of the album in 2012 with further touring in 2013 and new songs appearing in the sets. The band would perform their first shows outside of the United States with a string of shows in Canada early that year, two performances at that year's Roadburn Festival and an appearance at HellFest in Clisson, France. Other festival appearances in 2013 included Scion RockFest and Doomslang to name a few.

Foundations of Burden and Further Success (2014 - 2015)Edit

Pallbearer further toured North America in 2014 with their first full European tour happening that year. On August 19, 2014 the band would release their second album in Foundations of Burden, produced by Billy Anderson. Further praised by critics, it would even be awarded #1 metal album of 2014 by Decibel Magazine.

2015 would feature the band's first appearances in Japan and Australasia along with more touring in support of the album. In February of 2015, Decibel Magazine released a flexi of the Pallbearer song Fear and Fury.

Heartless (2016 - Present)Edit

Pallbearer toured in January/February of 2016, working in instrumental versions of new songs in their sets as a tease of forthcoming material in the works. The band would release the Fear and Fury EP on August 10 with a remastered version of Fear and Fury along with covers of Type O Negative's "Love You To Death" and Black Sabbath's "Over and Over". The announcement was a surprise leading up to their tour with Baroness.

The band would release their third album named Heartless in March 2017, with a mini-tour that same month leading up to the album's release.[2] On 19 January 2017 the band announced a tour of Europe and the UK including an appearance at Roadburn Festival. A music video was presented via Nuclear Blast for the song "I Saw The End".

DiscographyEdit

Studio Albums Edit

Other Releases Edit

MembersEdit

Current Lineup Edit

  • Brett Campbell - Guitar, Vocals (2008 - Present)
  • Devin Holt - Guitar, Backing Vocals (2008 - Present)
  • Joseph D. Rowland - Bass, Backing Vocals (2008 - Present)
  • Mark Lierly - Drums (2012 - Present)

Past Members Edit

  • David Dobbs - Drums (2008 - 2009)
  • Zach Stine - Drums (2009 - 2011)
  • Chuck Schaff - Drums (2011 - 2012)
  • Kevin Rains - Drums

ToursEdit

  • 2011 - December 2011 North American Tour
  • 2012 - Summer 2012 North American Tour [3]
  • 2012 - 2012 North American Tour (With Royal Thunder, Samothrace)[4]
  • 2013 - May 2013 Shows (With Boris)
  • 2013 - Spring 2013 US Tour (with Enslaved, Royal Thunder, Ancient Wisdom)[5]
  • 2013 - 2013 European Tour (With Royal Thunder; all dates canceled except their appearance at Roadburn Festival)[6]
  • 2013 - Fall 2013 US Tour (With Saint Vitus and The Hookers)[7]
  • 2014 - 2014 US Tour (With Deafheaven)[8]
  • 2014 - 2014 European Tour (With YOB) [9]
  • 2014 - 2014 Fall North American Tour (With Tombs and Vattnet Viskar) [10]
  • 2015 - Spring 2015 North American Tour (With At The Gates, Converge, Vallenfyre)[11]
  • 2015 - 2015 Australasia Tour
  • 2015 - 2015 European Tour [12]
  • 2015 - Fall 2015 US Tour (With High on Fire, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus) [13]
  • 2016 - Winter 2016 North American Tour (With Bell Witch and Wrekmeister Harmonies) [14]
  • 2016 - Spring 2016 North American Tour [15]
  • 2016 - Fall 2016 North American Tour (With Baroness) [16]
  • 2017 - Spring 2017 North American Mini-Tour
  • 2017 - Heartless UK & Europe Tour
  • 2017 - Heartless Summer North American Tour (With Inter Arma, Gatecreeper)
  • 2017 - Heartless New Zealand / Australia Tour

ReviewsEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. BlabbermouthPallbearer signs with Profound Lore, accessed 18 December 2016
  2. MetalsucksPallbearer announce new album and mini tour, accessed 18 December 2016
  3. individualthoughtpatterns
  4. Brooklyn Vegan
  5. Brooklyn Vegan
  6. Metal Storm
  7. Brooklyn Vegan
  8. Pitchfork
  9. Profound Lore
  10. Consequence of Sound
  11. Brooklyn Vegan
  12. Pure Grain Audio
  13. Metal Injection
  14. Brooklyn Vegan
  15. Brooklyn Vegan
  16. Facebook

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