Senses Fail
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Senses Fail entered the studio for their eighth album late last month. The New Jersey post-hardcore unit seems incredibly confident and proud of their efforts thus far too.

In a recent post on social media, Senses Fail says this record is better than Still Searching. 2006’s Still Searching is the band’s highest-charting album to date, peaking at No. 15 on Billboard’s Top 200.

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Our first news of Senses Fail’s upcoming album came back in January when singer Buddy Nielsen revealed what he thinks will be the title of the album. He is calling it Hell Is In Your Head. A few days later we got some more news that the band would be hitting the studio towards the end of February and some themes that the album will contain.

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Senses Fail revealed that the new album will shut the book on the character in Still Searching. As we all know, Still Searching is a concept album about a character struggling with heartbreak, depression and faith. The character eventually decides to take their own life.

“The Priest and the Matador” is about the character’s rejection of faith as they lay on the pavement dying. The song ends with their death.

The band will be working with Saosin‘s Beau Burchell again for this album. They also remarked that this is the most amount of time they’ve spent working on a record.

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Now, Senses Fail are coming straight for our hearts by saying this new record is way better than Still Searching

Can’t believe we are making a record better than Still Searching but we for sure are.

 

They followed up by doubling-down when a fan told them claiming something is better than Still Searching is “bold.”

It’s actually like not even close how much better this record this is.

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We didn’t think we could get any more excited about this new record, yet here we sit. 

Any other details regarding a release date, a tracklisting or a confirmed title are still unknown. We guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 

UPDATE: 6:30 P.M. ET 

The band are providing an update on the title of their new record which they’re calling What The Thunder Said, Hell Is In Your Head. You can see the band’s post with more details below.

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We don’t ever remember a time when Senses Fail founder Buddy Nielsen shied away from anything. And we know better than to think the outspoken frontman was going to start keeping it chill in an election year.

On the band’s Twitter account, Nielsen posted a meme in support of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders’ visage is superimposed to recreate the cover art of Let It Enfold You, Senses Fail 2004 debut album. The text on the meme alludes to a line from “Martini Kiss” with “Bern Out, Not Fade Away,” while the tweet tells fans that “We ride for Bernie Sanders. Let’s stop establishment Democrats from ruining our party. Vote tomorrow! Feel the bern.”

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Nielsen has been a longtime supporter of the Vermont senator: A Facebook post from 2016 shows him proudly affixing a “Bernie 2016” bumper sticker to his car and he’s keeping his fire “Bern-ing” for November.

Got my Bernie sticker in the mail yesterday. #subtletroll

Posted by Senses Fail on Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nielsen is just one in a large group of rockers pledging their support to Bernie Sanders’ campaign. The breadth of supporters is quite large, with members of punk lifers (The Wonder Years, the Lawrence Arms, Every Time I Die, Jeff Rosenstock, Pears, Nightbirds), emo forebears (Nielsen, Max Bemis), metal bands (Power Trip, Serj Tankian) and alt-rock royalty (Jack White, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend) united behind Sanders.  Even Ariana Grande has an opinion.

Of course, the Senses/Sanders meme got its inevitable share of trolls. What’s important is that artists are taking a stand to act as conduits for information. Fans can certainly dismiss such statements. They can also do the right thing and get the information they need from any side of the political spectrum. You always hear someone crediting an artist for “saving them” through a piece of music. But getting people to willingly activate for civic duty–especially in these troubled times–may very well save us all.

Are you stoked for Senses Fail’s new record? Sound off in the comments below!

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