They say that good things come in threes and for Foreign Pain the announcement of their signing to Good Fight Music landing alongside the first single of a new album covers all of those bases. The Los Angeles based Metallic Hardcore outfit have chosen, “…On Failure”, to introduce themselves, showcasing the band’s controlled-chaos style of metal-tinged hardcore. The video, directed by Shawn Skadburg, is as combustible as the track – capturing the sort of p****ed-off energy that you would expect from a packed live performance. Lyrically, the song speaks to being cautious of who you trust, especially when it comes to those closest to you. The album itself will be released on 3rd September and entitled “Death of Divinity” it has been written over the last five years, before engineering by Roger Camero (No Motiv) at Bright Lights and Bright Mountain Studios and then being mixed and mastered by Beau Burchell (Saosin). The album explores themes of anger, isolation, and frustration – ultimately commenting on the shared human experience and giving listeners a deeply personal batch of songs that are as vulnerable as they are pissed off. Inspired by the likes of Converge, Eighteen Visions, and Every Time I Die, the band captures the chaotic and angry essence of 2000’s era Metalcore and hardcore with a modern sensibility and style.
Speaking on writing “…On Failure”, vocalist Andrew Doyle comments: “This was one of the later songs we wrote for the record but ended up being one of my favorites. Being a father changed the way I look at the world, and now there isn’t a single person who gets a free pass at being involved, that sort of trust has to be earned. This song was written about the catalyst of that shift in thought, and really about the anger I had with myself in allowing this blind trust to erode my sense of judgment, and the fallout that took place in my family from it.”