“For those who are acquainted with the band, or our previous work, the sound of this incarnation of P86 will be bit shocking, but in the best possible way,” says frontman Andrew Schwab. “We captured the spirit that attracted people to our band long ago, with a whole new approach to the sonics. Part of the ‘getting back to roots’ theme on this record is the journey of self-discovery I embarked on while writing this record. I had to do some detective work, but I unearthed some secrets about my past. One of these secrets is that I have Irish ancestors who fought and died in the civil war as a part of the Irish Brigade. This inspired some of the military themes and Celtic instrumentation on the record, which added a new level of epic emotion on some of the songs.”
Produced by Steve Wilson (The Juliana Theory, Jonezetta), the album features a number of guest appearances by Andrew Welch (Disciple), Blake Martin (A Plea for Purging), Rocky Gray (Evanescence), Cody Driggers (The Wedding), Bruce Fitzhugh (Living Sacrifice) and Brian “Head” Welch (Korn, Love and Death).
The band has been touring heavily throughout the summer leading up to the release. More dates are expected to be announced.
The independently released Wait For The Siren is available through all major retailers. Currently, iTunes purchases qualify for a free 5-song video EP. Details are posted at project86.com.
Project 86 has premiered a new track, “SOTS” (featuring guest vocals from Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice, exclusively on RevolverMag.com. The song comes from the band’s new album, Wait For the Siren, which is currently available for preorder in a variety of exclusive bundles now at: http://project86.zambooie.com/. The album will be available in stores and digitally on August 21.