Sacramento-based technical metalcore outfit WITH PASSION has been confirmed for this year's California Metalfest, set to take place March 31 – April 1 at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California. Also scheduled to appear are TESTAMENT, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SADUS, NECROPHAGIST, ANIMOSITY and SEVERED SAVIOR, among many others.

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WITH PASSION will release its new album, "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes", on May 8 via Earache Records. The CD clocks in at about 52 minutes and the track listing is as follows:

01. Pale Horse's Ride
02. Through the Smoke Lies a Path
03. What We See When We Shut Our Eyes
04. Triumph Over Tragedy
05. Tales of Sirens
06. Encryption
07. RJ MacReady
08. Forgotten Amongst Screams
09. Vengeance in Departure
10. A Road for the Worthy

As previously reported, WITH PASSION has tapped renowned artist and musician Dave Quiggle to create the artwork for "What We See When We Shut Our Eyes". Dave Quiggle is best known for of his in-house work at Facedown Records and past collaboration with such bands as ATREYU, A LIFE ONCE LOST, SCARS OF TOMMOROW — all of which has landed on shirts sold through Hot Topic.

"What We See When We Shut Our Eyes", which features a guest appearance by THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk, was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Brian Elliott.

WITH PASSION's last Earache release, "In the Midst of Bloodied Soil", was hailed by musical critics as "balancing technically wowing AT THE GATES-style drama-shred with graceful, forlorn instrumental ruminations." WITH PASSION possess a unique disposition and retain youthful energy while delivering mind-blowing, tightly driven musical compositions that rival those of their predecessors.


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