Hard rock band Saul will release its debut album next month.
The band is scheduled to release Rise as Equals Oct. 23 through Spinefarm Records. The album’s release will come more than a year after the band debuted its EP Aeons. The band signed with Spinefarm Records in April.
The track listing for Rise as Equals is noted below.
RISE AS EQUALS TRACK LISTING:
“Trial By Fire”
“Looking to Fight”
“King of Misery”
“Get It Right”
“Rise As Equals”
“Don’t Close Your Eyes”
“Here and Now”
“Sticks and Stones”
“Welcome to the Machine”
Front man Blake Bedsaul talked in a recent interview, about the lyrical themes presented throughout the album’s presentation.
“Rise As Equals is the full embodiment of all the trials and tribulations we face as a band, fathers, sons, brothers, and humans,” he said. “We write about everything from our biggest fears in songs like ‘Looking to Fight’ and ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes,’ while the title track is an ode to the wonderful men and women that make up our amazing fan base known as ‘The Equals.'”
In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted its lead single ‘King of Misery‘ over the weekend. The song, which was co-written by Disturbed front man David Draiman, presents a musical arrangement will appeal to fans of Disturbed, as well as bands, such as Breaking Benjamin and The Veer Union. That is evident in the combination of the stylistic approach and sound in the guitars and vocals, just as much as in the production of the drums and bass.
The lyrical theme featured in Saul’s new single is that of introspection and facing life’s problems, according to front man Blake.
“‘King of Misery’ is a track that we hope all people can relate to at some point in their lives,” he said. “It’s about being aware that your life is spiraling out of control and warning everyone around you that if they stay, you’ll only drag them down with you. We are the rulers of our own domain but there are certain life lessons that you can only learn in the struggle. At that point, we all become the ‘King of Misery.'”
Guitarist Zach Bedsaul added to his brother’s comments as he talked about creating the song with Draiman.
“It was a very unique experience being able to write a song with someone as influential as David Draiman,” said Zach. “His humble and down-to-earth nature made it such a comfortable experience. It wasn’t ideal having writing sessions over ZOOM. But we definitely made it work. We knew we wanted to write a song that once you heard it, it would give you an emotional concussion.”
“‘King of Misery’ is a blast into reality that most people don’t want to face and spend years running from,” added Zach.”
Draiman offered his own comments about the song and working with the members of Saul on the composition.
“These guys were a pleasure to work with, as they are talented, dedicated, diligent, and already armed with an arsenal of hooks,” he said. “I was honored to be able to contribute.”
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