FLYLEAF: 'Memento Mori' Track Listing Revealed

A&M/Octone recording group FLYLEAF has set a November 10 release date for "Memento Mori", the follow-up to the band's hit 2005 self-titled debut. To record "Memento Mori", the Belton, Texas-based quintet again teamed with producer Howard Benson, who — in addition to FLYLEAF's debut — is known for his work with PAPA ROACH, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS.

"Memento Mori" track listing:

01. Beautiful Bride
02. Again
03. Chasm
04. Missing
05. This Close
06. The Kind
07. In The Dark
08. Set Apart This Dream
09. Swept Away
10. Tiny Heart
11. Melting (interlude)
12. Treasure
13. Circle
14. Arise

Disc 2 (Deluxe Edition):

01. Break Your Knees
02. Enemy
03. Have We Lost
04. Who Am I

A compelling blend of powerful guitars and soaring melodies, "Memento Mori" is highlighted by the stirring, melodic "Arise", the thunderous, riff-fueled "Beautiful Bride", the high-flying "Missing", and the dynamic, urgent "Set Apart this Dream". Though song contributions come from every member of the band, "Memento Mori" features a lyrical theme that started out as a kind of urgent and hopeful personal message from FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey to her teenaged sister. "I feel like the new songs began as a kind of open letter to my little sister, saying, 'Please don't make the mistakes that I have made,'" explains the thoughtful and reflective Lacey. "When I'm on stage and look out into the crowd, I see my sister in so many faces. With the title 'Memento Mori' we took that feeling a step further so that it now encompasses meaning for the rest of the band as well; essentially to make the most of the time we've all been given. 'Memento Mori' is universal."

The album's title comes from the well-known Latin phrase that, through the ages, has been uttered as a reminder of the mortality we all share. According to ancient texts, memento mori was historically acted out as a kind of ritual tableau in ancient Rome when a victorious general was welcomed back to the city with a parade: "Standing behind the victorious general was a servant, and he had the task of reminding the general that, though he was up on the peak today, tomorrow was another day. The servant did this by telling the general that he should remember that he was mortal, i.e. 'Memento mori."

FLYLEAFLacey, guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, bassist Pat Seals, and drummer James Culpepper — have been touring the world nearly non-stop since the September 2005 release of their self-titled debut album. On the strength on three top-charting rock singles — "I'm So Sick", "Fully Alive" and the RIAA gold smash "All Around Me"FLYLEAF soared to RIAA platinum heights while steadily drawing new legions of passionate fans. The album spent 133 weeks on The Billboard 200 while staking claims in the top 5 of the Top Hard Rock Albums chart and the top 15 of the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts. Last year saw the band contribute their rendition of "What's This?" to the star-filled compilation "Nightmare Revisited", a rock homage to the music of director Tim Burton's now-classic 1993 film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas".

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