The emotional bruiser is a tribute to BODYSNATCHER drummer Chris Whited’s late brother and former bandmate, Adam.
“This song was written as a message to my brother Adam who died last April. Adam got me into hardcore and playing music when we were younger. He started and played in our old band King Conquer and was a massive part in the South Florida metal and hardcore scene. Adam was diagnosed with a severe case of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when he was only sixteen years old. He fought through it for years continuing to tour through the pain, loss of sight, numbness of limbs, and brain lesions until he physically couldn’t do it anymore.
“BODYSNATCHER had planned to have Adam write the lyrics for our next album,” continues Whited. “That album was going to be his point of view and struggles through life with MS that most people could never imagine. I wanted him to be able to still have an input in one more album I was part of… but on April 5th, 2022 he passed away. While writing these lyrics, I knew I wanted to also include something he had written in the past. The words that read, ‘You don’t know real pain until you feel mine; Losing faith on a bathroom floor,’ are taken from the King Conquer song ‘Turmoil Before Enlightenment’ that he wrote all the lyrics for twelve years ago. Chills ran down my spine remembering those words because when he passed away, he was found exactly like that. ‘Dead Rabbit’ was his nickname most people knew him by so we named this song after him.”
BODYSNATCHER will kick off their massive live takeover next week beginning with their month-long Big Team Battle US headlining tour. Set to commence on March 1st in West Palm, Florida and run through March 29th in Worcester, Massachusetts, the trek features support from Angelmaker, Paleface, and Distant.
Beginning March 30th, the band will support Lorna Shore on their US Spring run. The nearly completely sold out Pain Remains Tour begins in Albany, New York and winds its way through fourteen cities, coming to a close on April 16th in Seattle, Washington. Additional support will be provided Shadow Of Intent, Brand Of Sacrifice and Boundaries.
Following the Lorna Shore dates, the band will continue on with Shadow Of Intent, Brand Of Sacrifice and Boundaries for eight more shows through April 26th. See all confirmed dates.
BODYSNATCHER TOUR DATES
BODYSNATCHER w/ AngelMaker, Paleface, Distant:
3/01/2023 Respectables – West Palm, FL * Sold Out
3/02/2023 The Abbey – Orlando, FL * Sold Out
3/03/2023 Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, GA
3/04/2023 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC * Sold Out
3/05/2023 The End – Nashville, TN * Sold Out
3/06/2023 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
3/07/2023 The Rino – Kansas City, MO * Sold Out
3/08/2023 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK * Sold Out
3/09/2023 Trees – Dallas, TX
3/10/2023 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
3/11/2023 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
3/13/2023 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ * Sold Out
3/14/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA * Sold Out
3/15/2023 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
3/16/2023 Goldfields – Roseville, CA
3/17/2023 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA
3/18/2023 American Legion Post 8 – Las Vegas, NV
3/19/2023 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/20/2023 HQ – Denver, CO * Sold Out
3/21/2023 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE * Sold Out
3/22/2023 Subterranean – Chicago, IL * Sold Out
3/23/2023 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI * Sold Out
3/24/2023 The Winchester – Cleveland, OH * Sold Out
3/25/2023 Preserving Underground – Pittsburgh, PA * Sold Out
3/26/2023 Lovedraft’s – Mechanicsburg, PA * Sold Out
3/27/2023 The Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
3/28/2023 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT * Sold Out
3/29/2023 The Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA * Sold Out
w/ Lorna Shore, Shadow Of Intent, Brand Of Sacrifice, Boundaries:
3/30/2023 Empire Live – Albany, NY * Sold Out
4/01/2023 Piedmont Hall – Greensboro, NC * Sold Out
4/02/2023 Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC * Sold Out
4/03/2023 Music Farm – Charleston, SC * Sold Out
4/05/2023 Janus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
4/06/2023 Club LA – Destin, FL * Sold Out
4/07/2023 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA * Sold Out
4/08/2023 The Hall – Little Rock, AR
4/10/2023 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI * Sold Out
4/11/2023 Evansville Coliseum – Evansville, IN
4/12/2023 Alliant Energy PowerHouse – Cedar Rapids, IA
4/14/2023 Pub Station – Billings, MT * Sold Out
4/15/2023 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA * Sold Out
4/16/2023 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA * Sold Out
w/ Shadow Of Intent, Brand Of Sacrifice, Boundaries:
4/17/2023 Peter’s Room – Portland, OR
4/19/2023 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
4/20/2023 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
4/22/2023 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
4/23/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL * No Brand Of Sacrifice
4/24/2023 Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
4/25/2023 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH *No Brand Of Sacrifice
4/26/2023 Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
BODYSNATCHER’s latest full-length, Bleed-Abide, was released last year on MNRK Heavy. Recorded by the band’s Chris Whited at 1776 Recordings with drums engineered by Neil Westfall and Bud Phillips at The Unicorn Room, and guitars re-amped by Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studio, the record is callously grim, ferocious, and threatening, crackling beneath the weight of its own fury and power. BODYSNATCHER’s Bleed-Abide puts the “core” back in deathcore.
Bleed-Abide is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats at THIS LOCATION.
Watch BODYSNATCHER’s videos for “Wired For Destruction,” “Absolved Of The Strings And Stone,” “E.D.A.,” and “Behind The Crowd” at the band’s official YouTube page HERE.
BODYSNATCHER LINE UP:
Kyle Medina – vocals
Kyle Carter – guitar
Kyle Shope – bass
Chris Whited – drums
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