Melbourne’s Bury The Kings last month announced the release of their new EP, ‘V’, a concept EP dealing with the 5 stages of grief – it will be out May 18th. The EP is available for pre-order now, and today they are rolling out a new single and music video, entitled Skin and Blood, which features on the EP.
Wojtek Tomczyk, guitarist for the band says that “”Skin and Blood” is easily the most personal song Bailey and Woj wrote together – we feel that it puts “Depression” out there and our aim was to connect as many people as we could through our music; To show everyone that they’re not alone, and that there’ll always be help when asked for it.”
The band’s intent with the EP concept is that It’s about dealing with loss, fighting your inner demons and overcoming against the odds. “What we tried to do with this concept is not only match the lyrical concept, but have the music also correspond with the particular stage,” said Wojtek.
Skin and Blood is track Four on the record and symbolises connection with others. Wojtek says that “We did this to show to everyone that even though you got through the 5 stages of grief, the grief will always stay there, no matter what – even if it’s the smallest amount.”
The EP was produced, mixed and mastered by Scottie Simpson from Alpha Wolf, who has also worked with bands such as Death in Bloom, The Gloom in the Corner and Gravemind. Guitarist Wojtek Tomczyk aided Scottie in the process of the production of the record.
Bury The Kings’ EP ‘V’ will see its release on Friday May 18 and is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp. Previous Single ‘Take Me With You’ is available for purchase and streaming now and ‘Skin and Blood’ will be available this Friday.