Breakout metalcore band Bad Omens, who have experienced a meteoric rise to prominence since their formation just a few years ago, have released a new single in the form of “Burning Out”. The anthemic single, which seeks to further distance itself from their previous material, still maintains a catchy-yet-heavy vibe within, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if this is the record cycle where the band really takes flight. You can pre-order the new album here.
Once again teaming up with Sumerian Records, Bad Omens will be releasing their sophomore album Finding God Before God Finds Me on August 2nd – notably the same day as the highly-anticipated new Northlane record. Perhaps these two should tour in the near future?
Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction have announced a big co-headline US tour for early 2019. The run will also be supported by Bad Omens and Belmont, making for a neat mixed tour lineup. All the tour dates for the USA tour early next year can be found below, and all the bands are supporting new material as well.
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With tour dates supporting We Came As Romans and Bullet For My Valentine coming in September, Sumerian Records rock band Bad Omens certainly are gearing up for a big end to 2018. Their self-titled debut record, released in 2016, had the burgeoning band off to a fast start – but their new song “Careful What You Wish For” comes packed with a ridiculously catchy chorus that is sure to bring in new fans.
It’s been barely 2 years since new music has surfaced from Bad Omens, but the new song is more than worth the wait. Comparisons to Bring Me The Horizon and modern rock in general may abound, but Bad Omens are carving out their own path to stardom. Big choruses, Noah Sebastian’s impressive vocals, and hooks galore make Bad Omens a bad to keep on your radar if you haven’t already.
Given the state of the alternative music scene in 2016, perhaps it’s not unsurprising that a band like Bad Omens is already experiencing the kind of success that many established bands would kill for. Opening massive tours only a couple years after forming? Check. Racking up hundreds of thousands of views on their stylish, cinematic music videos? Check. Seemingly gaining a full head of steam with every passing tour date? Check. And like their peers in Bring Me The Horizon (the comparisons to the band are endless – but they touch on those in the interview below), they balance melodic sensibilities with strong songwriting and emotional vulnerabilities – the kind that comes from broken relationships, life-changing events, and general bad…omens. Okay, that’s enough.
It’s also exciting to me to see a band like this opening tours, because I can firmly say this – Bad Omens is going to be headlining the kind of venues that they’re playing now in the next 5 years. There’s a sense of relatable honesty in the lyrics the band writes that’s most easy to connect to, as well as not being afraid to diversify their sound and toy with the preconceived conventions of what an alt-metal/metalcore band should sound like in 2016. It’s because of this identity they’ve created (and other reasons – the band is hands on in every part of social media, digital marketing, and more) for themselves that easily cements them as a band to watch out for right now.
I had the opportunity to interview the band in Tampa very recently. Tune in for the full audio interview below, where we discuss a host of different things, like musical diversity, treating your band like a business, and much more. Special thanks to Noah Sebastian and Nick of Bad Omens for giving us lots of their valuable time. You can also check out a full photo gallery of the tour after the jump.