Alt-metal band Alborn made a big announcement this week.
The independent band announced Monday, it has signed a new distribution deal with Imagen Records (ADA/Warner Music). The deal will see the band release its new EP Impairative Friday.
Imagen Records A&R Rep (and Sevendust drummer) Morgan Rose talked about the band’s signing in a recent interview.
“When the opportunity opened up for me to sign Alborn to Imagen, I jumped on it, he said. “I’ve known these guys for years and have worked closely with them. The songwriting is so unique to me. It’s fresh and not predictable. I think people will get so much out of what this band has to say.”
Imagen Records President Bob Winegard added to Rose’s statements.
“I’m excited to have them on our roster and I can’t wait until people hear their new music,” said Winegard.
The five-song record features four original songs and a cover of Alice In Chains’ hit song ‘We Die Young.’ Impairative‘s track listing is noted below.
2) Let Me Bleed
4) The Maze
5) We Die Young (Alice In Chains Cover)
The band debuted the video for its cover of ‘We Die Young’ on June 25. The video is a CG presentation that features images of items, such as bullets, crime scene tape at a house, and skeletons on a subway train. Alborn’s take on the song stays largely true to its source material from start to end.
Alborn formed in 2016 in northern Illinois. The band is composed of Justin Taylor (guitar/vocals), Alex Raser (drums/vocals), Zame Lewis (bass) and Nate Guske (guitar). The band’s music has been compared to works from the likes of Deftones and Alice in Chains.
The band’s win in a battle of the bands competition led the group earned the band a recording session of Jose Urquiza of the band 3 years Hollow. Rose heard the demos that the session spawned and came on board to work with the band. Rose said of the sessions that he and Urquiza worked on with Alborn, “I was brought in to do some producing with Alborn and what grabbed my attention immediately was that they refused to conform to a formula. They wanted to be themselves from the start. It’s rare to find a band so young not wanting to follow an easy trend. I was impressed right out of the gate.”
The successes that the band has experienced since will result Friday in the release of its new EP.
In other news Alborn is scheduled to perform live Saturday at the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, IL. The band will serve as support for Monroe as it celebrates the release of its new record.
104.9 The X is presenting the concert. Kegel Harley-Davidson is the concert’s primary sponsor. Information and tickets are available here.
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