Five long years since their last release, Milwaukee metal band MISERY SIGNALS will return on July 23 with its new album, "Absent Light".
Foregoing the traditional record label release model, MISERY SIGNALS launched an Indiegogo campaign in March to work directly with fans to crowd-fund the new album by offering unique funding packages that included handwritten lyrics, vinyl box set, music lessons, listening parties and more. By May, the band had not only reached their funding goal, but had surpassed it by double the amount. The support was a definite sign that fans were eagerly awaiting new music from the seminal band.
"We were floored by the excitement from the people supporting the album," guitarist Ryan Morgan says. "It's a good feeling to have an audience matching the enthusiasm we are putting into it's creation — and they haven't even heard it yet! It'll all come together when they get to hear how insane this album is."
MISERY SIGNALS will kick off its record-release tour in July, with dates running through mid August.
In the course of three full-length albums, MISERY SIGNALS' unique style of aggressive riffs, bright guitar melodies and progressive time signatures have become a significant influence on bands in the genre. Their groundbreaking 2004 debut, "Of Malice And The Magnum Heart", placed the band at the top of their genre for their talent and impeccable musicianship. Following up with the release of "Mirrors" in 2006, the band continued to cultivate a dedicated following with the addition of Karl Schubach on vocals. Their latest release, "Controller", hit heavy and hard with crushing energy appeasing old and new fans alike. After a year of world touring, in support of "Controller", and with the departure of longtime members Stu Ross and Kyle Johnson, the remaining members put the band on pause to focus on other interests and side-projects. With a revitalized lineup and an overflowing passion to create music again, MISERY SIGNALS is ready to be back in full force.