Chicago, IL based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALIVE ALONE has announced the release of their upcoming new album, Therapy. Due out June 30, 2020, Therapy was produced by Grammy winning record producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, System of a Down, Vampire Weekend).
“Therapy is an exploration of human emotion, journey through depression & mental health treatment. It tells a story that starts with loss, spite, & hopelessness, and leads toward hope and healing.” – ALIVE ALONE
ALIVE ALONE is a 4 piece alternative heavy rock outfit from the southside of Chicago, Illinois. They have toured the United States & Canada for the last five years with acts such as I Set My Friends On Fire (Warner Music Group), Knockout Kid (Bullet Tooth Records), CHALLENGER (Standy Records), & Neurotic November (Victory Records). They have also been featured on publications such as Bus Invaders, Musically Fresh, & New Noise Magazine.
For a band that hasn’t released an album since 2005’s Hypnotize + Mezmerize, you might question the popularity of System Of A Down considering the decade+ wait fans have had for any kind of new material from the Armenian-American legendary metal band. That would be an incorrect assumption, though. The band’s sporadic shows and tours across the world routinely sell out rather quickly, and if you go by only Spotify data, their hundreds of millions of streams are impressive for any artist – let alone one as uncompromising as System Of A Down.
Their 2001 album Toxicity, though, was a landmark album. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on this record where Daron Malakian’s presence became more apparent. I think Toxicity is the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding album. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.