We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Artifex Pereo’s new song “As History Would Have It” – watch the lyric video below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming full-length Passengers, which will be released on September 9th through Tooth & Nail Records.

Following 2014’s debut album Time In Place, which left the listener hovering in space, the new album is written through the eyes of someone viewing the planet from afar. As Jamie Davis (guitar/vocals) of Artifex Pereo says, “We approached the new album from the perspective of someone returning to earth and viewing the maddening things happening throughout the world.”

Pre-order Passengers here.

In regards to “As History Would Have It” Lucas Worley (lead vocals) said: “The song was intended to be written from the perspective of soldiers who have been sent to war. Soldiers whom once enveloped by the brutality around them begin to contemplate the justifications, politics and agendas that put them there in the first place. We did our best to illustrate those potential thoughts that arise when one takes part in an atrocity that has been relentlessly repeated throughout history by a world that expends human life at an alarming rate. There are lots of troubling topics addressed on Passengers and it seems as though every single one can contribute to or be affected by the black hole that is war.”

Check out lyric video for “Soft Weapons” below.

Artifex Pereo Tour Dates:
9/3 Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage (Record Release Show)

with I The Mighty, Dayshell and Picturesque
9/9 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/10 – Portland, OR @ Analog Café
9/11- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/14 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
9/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
9/16 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/18 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
9/22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
9/23 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/24 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
9/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
9/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole
9/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/1 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/2 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
10/4 – Nashville, TN @ The End
10/5 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Parish Room)
10/7 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
10/8 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
10/9 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
10/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
10/13 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill


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