“One might think Frank Carter’s output is all screaming bite — given the venom heard in his time in Gallows and currently with the Rattlesnakes. But on the Rattlesnakes’ latest track ‘Anxiety’ he gears down to show off his beautiful pipes. The song is slow and anthemic, taking cues from grunge and Nineties alt-rock, which acts as a great arena for him to go toe-to-toe lyrically with his history of anxiety and depression.” – Revolver
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, who release their highly-anticipated third album, End Of Suffering, on May 3 via International Death Cult/AWAL, debut a video for “Anxiety” as the outfit announces an intimate New York City performance on June 10 at Mercury Lounge.
Carter & The Rattlesnakes regularly perform to sold out crowds in much larger capacity rooms, making the one-off date a special evening for those able to secure entry. Tickets are on-sale this Friday at 12 noon eastern (CLICK HERE) with early access available as of today to those who pre-order the 12-song album.
Carter has been very candid about his experience with anxiety, saying in an interview with NME, “There’s never been a more important time to ask questions about how we are feeling. You know, ‘truly, are you OK’? No one really asks that, they just ask what are you doing? What are you wearing? Who are you with?” As part of Carter’s passion to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness, he recently announced the launch of #abetterplaceforyouandme, an online initiative in conjunction with the UK charity, CALM (thecalmzone.net), to provide a safe forum for people to discuss ways of overcoming and living with anxiety.
End Of Suffering, named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment, was recorded with Cam Blackwood (George Ezra/Jack Savoretti) and mixed by Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age). The band previously shared the track, and accompanying video, for “Crowbar” (watch here). Both “Crowbar” and “Anxiety” are available as instant downloads with album pre-orders, which can be found HERE.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ breakthrough album, Modern Ruin, arrived in 2017, debuting at #1 on the UK Independent Albums’ chart and #7 on the UK Albums chart. The release took Carter, guitar player Dean Richardson and their bandmates across the globe including performances at the Reading, Download, Roskilde, Glastonbury, Rock am Ring, Leeds and Rock on the Range festivals. Alternative Press awarded the album four stars, NME said the collection offers a “powerful personal and political catharsis from former Gallows and Pure Love” singer and Loudwire said Carter’s live performance in support of the release found the British frontman “delivering snarky and clever banter while whipping the crowd into an absolute frenzy.”