Energetic U.K. rock ‘n’ rollers The Heavy are back with a new full-length album to follow up 2009’s The House That Dirt Built, which featured the hit single “How You Like Me Now?”
The new album, titled The Glorious Dead, will be released on Aug. 21 via Coutner Records, the same label that released The House That Dirt Built as well as the group’s 2007 debut, Great Vengeance and Furious Fire.
If The Glorious Dead’s already-released lead single, “What Makes A Good Man?” is any indication, the album will feature just as much gusto, enthusiasm and, of course, heaviness as the band’s previous releases.
’“It’s our third record, which is when you’re judged if you’re here to stay or sliding off the face of the Earth,” frontman Kelvin Swaby adds. “We want to stick around so we took our balls out and went for it. I love what we’ve done. We got our deadpan heartbreak down. This record suggests how we continue to walk among the dead—now just in a few more places, and with more of a swagger.”
Below, you can check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Heavy as they ready for the release of their third LP, which guitarist Daniel Taylor calls “the most important record [they’ve] made.”
The Heavy are also currently touring North America in support of The Glorious Dead. Check out their upcoming schedule below.
23 - Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
24 - Columbus, Ohio @ The Blue Stone
25 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
30 - New York, N.Y. @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
1 - Seattle, Wash. @ Bumbershoot Festival
2 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
4 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
5 - San Jose, Calif. @ The Bank Club
7 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theater
8 - San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
10 - Santa Fe, N.M. @ Santa Fe Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Co.
11 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
13 - Austin, Texas @ Red 7
14 - Houston, Texas @ Fitzgerald’s
17 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Old Rock House
18 - Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theater
19 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Cafe
20 - Chicago, Ill. @ Double Door
21 - Detroit, Mich. @ Magic Stick
22 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Pyramid Scheme
23 - Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
25 - Montreal, Quebec @ Le Cabaret Du Mile End
26 - Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall