Prolific, metalcore progressives ERRA have announced the release of their highly anticipated, self-titled, fifth album out March 19 via UNFD.
ERRA was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grammy-nominated duo Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. The album is described as a “definitive mission statement” for the Alabamian quintet—vocalist/guitarist Jesse Cash, vocalist J.T. Cavey, drummer Alex Ballew, bassist Conor Hesse, and guitarist Sean Price—building on the group’s immersive soundscapes with monumental riffs and enchanting melodies.
On ERRA, the group confront depression, anxiety, and desperation throughout, taking listeners on a journey to Aokigahara, the infamous Suicide Forest of Japan; into episodic sci-fi storytelling in the vein of Black Mirror; and into the literary works of authors like Cormac McCarthy and Hubert Selby Jr.
On the band’s vision for ERRA, Cash explains:
“It’s clearly an evolution of the same band; it sounds like a record we wrote, but it’s such a big step forward from the last one that it seemed like the perfect time to self-title a record. We wanted to give people who have been following ERRA the sense that we’re starting a new chapter, with something fresh.”
Alongside the announcement of their upcoming fifth album, ERRA also revealed the video for lead single “Divisionary.”
On the track’s lyrical themes, Cash adds:
“It’s a song about our relationship to technology. The song is pretty on the nose and intentionally a bit tongue-in-cheek. It creates a sort of campy parallel between our phones and religion. In the song, technology is God and we are all zealous fanatics of the service it provides, which is distraction from our immediate realities, which is presence.”
Check out the video for “Divisionary” below:
Preorder and save ERRA here.