Canadian band Silverstein have confirmed they will release their Rise Records debut album on May 19th.

The record is titled ‘I Am Alive In Everything I Touch’ and is a concept record split into 4 chapters: ‘Borealis’ (North), ‘Austeralis’ (South), ‘Zephyrus’ (West) and ‘Eurus’ (East). Each track’s setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs.

Vocalist Shane Todd passed on the following message explaining the concept:

“All the city clips we recorded, the transitions, and making sure the concept really worked and told this story of loneliness despite being surrounded by so much excitement. As much as I’ve put myself out there over all the records we’ve done, there’s something more real about this one. At times I almost stopped myself and said, is this going too far? Am I going to say something I’m going to regret? And after taking a step back and a few breaks from writing, I decided I needed to do this.”

1. Toronto (abridged)
2. A Midwestern State of Emergency
3. Face of the Earth
4. Heaven, Hell and Purgatory
5. Buried at Sea
6. Late on 6th
7. Milestone
8. The Continual Condition
9. Desert Nights
10. In the Dark
11. Je me Souviens
12. Toronto (unabridged)

The first single from the album is ‘A Midwestern State Of Emergency’ and its video can be viewed below. The track sets the standard for the rest of the album, and like most concept albums, we’re intrigued by what Silverstein will produce on ‘I Am Alive In Everything I Touch’.

As previously announced, Silverstein will be honouring the 10th anniversary of their 2nd full-length album, ‘Discovering The Waterfront’ with a pair of UK shows in April.

Wed 08 Sound Control, Manchester
Thu 09 Islington Academy, London

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