Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Release New Album, End Of Suffering, on May 3 via International Death Cult

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have announced the release of their third album, End Of Suffering, on May 3 via International Death Cult.

News of the release arrives with the debut of a video for new single “Crowbar” (https://fcatr.lnk.to/EndOfSufferingPR) as well as the announcement of an intimate UK and European tour (dates below). North American tour dates will be announced soon.

Recorded in just six months over the heatwave that engulfed London last year, End Of Suffering – named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment – is the sound of a band entering an entirely new realm of the senses, a 40-minute rock’n’roller coaster of molten-hot bangers, scorched-soul ballads and grunge lullabies laced through with a lacerating lyrical honesty.

With Cam Blackwood (George Ezra/Jack Savoretti) at the helm and legendary mixer Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age) sprinkling sonic stardust, the resultant album sees Carter, co-songwriter and guitar player Dean Richardson and co. not so much spreading their wings as running and leaping headfirst into heretofore uncharted waters. Opener “Why A Butterfly Can’t Love A Spider” finds Frank at full stretch, singing: “When I’m high I’m in heaven/When I’m low I’m in hell,” while the first single “Crowbar” is tauter than a highwire and relentlessly sharpened to a razor’s edge, a sonic Molotov cocktail of a track delivered with the anarchic zel of the gilets-jaunes rioters. “I saw an amazing bit of graffiti during the Paris riots which said: ‘We’ve cut off heads for less than this,” enthuses Frank. “I loved that attitude. People are sick of being force fed doom and gloom.” It also comes complete with a video directed by longtime collaborator Ross Cairns (Biffy Clyro/Queens Of The Stone Age) and acts as a blistering clarion call to arms.

When the fury is dialed down, however, even more startling shades start to surface. “Anxiety” is a paranoiac festival anthem in waiting, while “Love Games” is an absolute beauty; a distortion-heavy nod to Amy Winehouse’s finest moments. “Angel Wings” is as bleakly poetic as Charles Bukowski.

The album also features Tom Morello as a guest guitarist on “Tyrant Lizard King.” The two re-connected after many years at Resurrection Festival in Spain last summer, where Frank infamously sang the Rage classic “Killing In The Name” to a 40,000 strong crowd.

Indeed. In an age of say-nothing pop and codified corporate rock, End Of Suffering does what all great music should: lift the spirits and stir the soul.

End Of Suffering tracklist:
1. Why a Butterfly Can’t Love a Spider
2. Tyrant Lizard King feat. Tom Morello
3. Heartbreaker
4. Crowbar
5. Love Games
6. Anxiety
7. Angel Wings
8. Supervillain
9. Latex Dreams
10. Kitty Sucker
11. Little Devil
12. End Of Suffering

In the lead up to the album release, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will play intimate shows across the UK and Europe, bringing their trademark intensity and raucous stage presence to tiny venues and giving a first glimpse of End Of Suffering in a live setting. Tickets to these very intimate gigs will be available to fans early via an exclusive pre-sale on the website, head here for more info: http://www.andtherattlesnakes.com/.
End Of Suffering will be released on several exclusive, limited edition formats, full info can be found via the band’s website (http://www.andtherattlesnakes.com/).
Tour dates:
February 7  Oxford, UK  The Bullingdon
February 8  Portsmouth, UK  Wedgewood Rooms
February 9  Margate, UK  Dreamland (Ballroom)
February 11  Bournemouth, UK  The Old Fire Station
February 12  Bristol, UK  The Fleece
February 13  Swansea, UK  Sin City
February 15  Stoke, UK  The Sugarmill
February 16  Coventry, UK  Empire
February 18  Sheffield, UK  Peddler
February 19  Liverpool, UK  Arts Club Theatre
February 21  Newcastle, UK  Think Tank
February 22  Edinburgh, UK  Liquid Rooms
February 23  York, UK  Fibbers
March 15  Zurich, Switzerland  M4M Festival
March 16  Nuremberg, Germany  Z-Bau
March 18  Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  Rockhal
March 19  Belfort, France  La Poudriere
March 20  Lausanne, Switzerland  Les Docks
March 22  Clermont Ferrand, France  La Cooperative de Mai
March 23  Montpellier, France  Rockstore
March 25  Milan, Italy  Santeria Club
March 26  Bologna, Italy  Locomotive Club
March 28  Zagreb, Croatia  Culture Factory
March 29  Vienna, Austria  Simm City
March 30  Budapest, Hungry  Akvarium Klub
April 1  Warsaw, Poland  Hydrozagadka
April 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Lucemar Bar
April 4  Hanover, Germany  Bel Chez Heinz
April 5  Bochum, Germany  Matrix Club
April 6  Eindhoven, Netherlands  Faster & Louder Festival
May 30  Hellendoorn, Netherlands  Dauwpop Festival
June 1  Barcelona, Spain  Primavera Sound
July 5  Ewijk, Netherlands  Down The Rabbit Hole
July 20  Cuxhaven, Germany  Deichbrand Festival
August 13  Budapest, Hungary  Sziget Festival

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