bad omens the death of peace of mind announcement
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Bad Omens have announced their latest album, THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND, which is set for release Feb. 25 via Sumerian Records.

Alongside the announcement, the group dropped the record’s title track and a visual to go with it.

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“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians,” the band say in a press release. “In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writer process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”

Bad Omens, who were Alternative Press’ cover stars for the 100 Artists issue earlier this year, found initial inspiration for THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When they were forced to cancel their first headlining tour and quarantine at home in Los Angeles, the band were able to reimagine the writing and recording process. They wrote, produced and engineered the album themselves, with help on the mixing and mastering from Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (blink-182, Halsey, Poppy).

“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early to,” the band say. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”

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You can check out the video for “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND” below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Bad Omens tour dates:

11/10 – Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel Concert Lounge
11/12 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
11/15 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
11/16 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
11/18 – Sauget, Il @ Pop’s Concert Venue
11/19 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
11/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
11/21 – Easy Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt
11/24 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology
11/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
11/27 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
11/28 – Sayreville, NH @ Starland Ballroom
12/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
12/03 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
12/04 – Providence, RI @ The Strand
12/05 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
12/07 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

“THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND” lyrics:

I made another mistake
Thought I could change, thought I could make it out
Promises break, need to hear you say you’re gonna keep it now

I miss the way you say my name, the way you bend, the way you break
Your makeup running down your face, the way you touch, the way you taste

When the curtains call the time will we both go home alive?
It wasn’t hard to realize love’s the death of peace of mind

You’re in the walls that I made with crosses and frames hanging upside down
For granted, in vain, I took everything I ever cared about 

I miss the way you say my name
The way you bend, the way you break
Your makeup running down your face
The way you fuck, the way you taste

When the curtains call the time will we both go home alive?
It wasn’t hard to realize love’s the death of peace of mind
When the curtains call the time will we both be satisfied?
It wasn’t hard to realize love’s the death of peace of mind

You come and go in waves leaving me in your wake
You come and go in waves swallowing everything

Are you satisfied?
Love’s the death of peace of mind.
Mine.