Crobot are back at it, and if the first single of their just announced album Obsidian is of any indication, they are coming down heavier than ever.

“As we started demoing songs,“ says guitarist Chris Bishop when talking about the song, “the music was being pushed more and more into a heavier, darker, more metal direction. ‘Come Down’ is one of the heaviest songs that we’ve done, it’s much more in the world of Alice in ChainsDan, our drummer, comes from that world, and we didn’t try to stifle that, so the new music is a lot heavier than our previous albums.”

“‘Obsidian,’ the title track, went through many different structures,” Bishop continues, “but it was never quite right. So, we put it on hold and hit up Howard Jones, who used to play in Killswitch Engage and is now in Light the Torch. We told him that we had the album’s title, Obsidian, but not the title track, sent him the tune, and he came back with some ideas that were perfect. So, we rolled with that; Brandon put his spin on Howard‘s ideas, and we brought Howard into the circle of being in Crobot for that one song.”

Obsidian is almost a rebirth of our career,” Brandon adds. “We were able to take a different approach to the writing and recording of this album, so the experience was very rewarding and different from past projects. Conflicts and reflections make you a better person, even in those darker moments, but I know I became a better person for it. I think that’s what symbolizes this entire album for us. It’s been a real breath of fresh air.”

“Each song descends into the darker reaches of the psyche,” Bishop concludes, “set to a relentless rhythm of heavy, pulsing beats and gut-wrenching guitar solos, and offers a stark reflection of internal struggles.”

Crobot will be touring extensively in support of Obsidian, which arrives on September 13, via Megaforce Records.

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