EMPLOYED TO SERVE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MARK OF THE GRAVE”

EMPLOYED TO SERVE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MARK OF THE GRAVE” –LISTEN

NEW STUDIO ALBUM CONQUERING OUT SEPTEMBER 17TH VIA SPINEFARM—PRE-ORDER HERE

UK, IRL & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH GOJIRA

Employed To Serve have released “Mark Of The Grave,” the second single from their forthcoming album, Conquering.”This song is about people who’d rather put other people down, instead of getting on with their own lives,” says Employed To Serve frontwoman, Justine Jones. “When writing this song we wanted to try our hand at writing a positive metal anthem for people to blast when they’re having a shitty day. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we had fun recording and writing it! Stay kind \m/

“Listen to “Mark Of The Grave” HERE. Conquering, due for release on September 17th 2021, will be Employed To Serve’s second full-length album on the Spinefarm label.

Drawing influence from the music of their youth and a new perspective on how to nurture the positive aspects of humanity and individual growth, Conquering is a celebration and acknowledgement of triumph in the face of a world that can be relentlessly adversarial. ETS began recording the album in the “unforgiving winter” of 2020; produced & mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch, Southampton, mastered by Grant Berry at Fader Mastering, Employed To Serve took the time thrown at them by a world stopped still to write their most visceral material to date. Pre-orders for Employed To Serve’s fourth studio album are now live, with an instant download of singles, “Exist” & “Mark Of The Grave,” plus special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, pink socks, skateboards and limited colour variant vinyl. Order your copy HERE.

CONQUERING TRACK LISTING:
1.Universal Chokehold
2.Exist
3.Twist The Blade
4.Sun Up To Sun Down
5.The Mistake
6.We Don’t Need You
7.Set In Stone
8.Mark Of The Grave
9.World Ender10.Conquering
11.Stand Alone

Employed To Serve recently appeared on the main stage of Download Festival at Donington Park. The event marked a moment in history, seeing live music return as part of a government-backed Pilot scheme. The Guardian noted Employed To Serves a festival highlight, commenting, “Employed to Serve exude venom” whilst metal Hammer called their set “relentless” & “blistering”; Kerrang! were just as enthused, adding, “Sammy Urwin’s sledgehammer riffs awaken Download’s inner headbanger, while Justine Jones’ barbed screams urge those gathered to toss any notion of social distancing in the bin.”Following this appearance, Employed To Serve were swiftly announced as support to Gojira on their extensive UK, IRL & European tour.

UK, IRL & Euro 2022 tour dates in support of Gojira: 

January ‘22
17 Finland, Helsinki, Black Box
19 Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
20 Sweden, Stockholm, The Annex
22 Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum Black Box
24 Germany, Berlin, Huxleys
25 Czech Republic, Prague, Forum Karlin
27 Poland, Wroclaw, A2
28 Poland, Krakow, Tauron Arena
29 Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
31 Croatia, Zagreb, Culture FactoryFebruary ‘22
2 Austria, Vienna, Arena
4 Germany, Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
5 Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex
6 Italy, Milan, Alcatraz
8 France, Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier
9 France, Bordeaux, Arkea Arena
20 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
22 Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
24 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinhalle 2
26 France, Paris, Accor Arena
28 Belgium, Brussels, Forest National

March ‘22
1 Luxembourg, Rockhal
4 UK, London, Alexandra Palace
5 UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
6 UK, Newcastle, City Hall
8 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy
10 UK, Belfast, Ulster Hall
11 Ireland, Dublin, National Stadium
13 UK, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
14 UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

Tickets to all shows are available now.

Additionally, ETS have been confirmed to play Spain’s Resurrection Fest 2022. Taking place across June 29th – 3rd July 2022 in Galicia, Spain, this mammoth metal festival will see Employed To Serve perform alongside Sabaton, Deftones, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold and many more.

Employed To Serve ARE:
Justine Jones – Vocals 
Sammy Urwin – Guitar & vocals 
David  Porter – Guitar 
Nathan Pryor – Bass
Casey McHale – Drums

ABOUT EMPLOYED TO SERVEEmployed To Serve’s origins are essentially humble, with the core duo of Justine Jones(vocals) and Sammy Urwin (guitar / vocals) initially starting the band as a two-piece grindcore project backed by a drum machine. Early experiences on the UK festival scene expanded their horizons and perceptions of what weightier music could be. Seeing heavy-hitters such as Converge, Meshuggahand Glassjaw alongside smaller but no less important acts like Rolo Tomassi, Veils and The Chariotinspired the duo to develop their vision.2014 EP Change Nothing Regret Everythingoperated as a stepping stone into full band territory, before 2015’s critically acclaimed debut album, Greyer Than You Rememberbecame their calling card, followed up two years later by The Warmth of a Dying Sun, then their 2019 Spinefarmdebut, Eternal Forward Motion. Employed To Serve have already proved themselves as a searingly intense and honest live experience, sharing bills with the cream of the crop of modern heavy music, including Code Orange, Bury Tomorrow, Stick To Your Guns, Loathe, Counterparts & Underoath. They’ve also decimated stages at some of the UK & Europe’s leading music festivals, the likes of Download, Glastonbury, Graspop& Hellfest. And the accolades are unstoppable; from their Kerrang!‘Album Of The Year’win back in 2017, achieving the assumed impossible with a KKKKKK (yes, that is 6 K’s!) live review, landing in Metal Hammer’s reader & staff‘Top 10 Album’ polls, and a 2020 sold-out Underworldperformance, to a plethora of cover features across Music Week, Metro Weekend, Upset & Kerrang!, Employed To Serve are unflinching at the forefront of metal innovation.

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