COMEBACK KID release new song + video “HEAVY STEPS” new album out 01/21!
setting, dynamic title track and its humorously entertaining accompanying video. Stream “Heavy Steps” HERE and watch the video HERE.
Says lead vocalist Andrew Neufeld of the new single “I think of our new single "Heavy Steps" as a bold statement of a riff right off the bat, and lyrically coming from an unhinged perspective about tearing through life. Instinct over reason - without even realizing how easily our worlds could implode from under our feet. A bit of a "just test me" type sentiment is being echoed in this song.”
Picking up where the comedic mini-thriller video for their riff-heavy banger “No Easy Way Out” left off (spoiler; Comeback Kid are chased in a forest and kidnapped), the video for “Heavy Steps” which is also directed by Kevin Keegan, kicks off with a mysterious masked individual walking towards a stage carrying a couple of guitars while eerie, unnerving horror-esque score plays in the background. To everyone’s surprise and for pure comic relief, it becomes clear that the band has been kidnapped by an over eager father in order to play his son Skip's 10th
birthday party. Watch the video for “Heavy Steps” now!
Heavy Steps, the follow up to 2017’s critically acclaimed full-length Outsider, sees the hardcore veterans returning to their roots both geographically and musically. Although the members of the band are currently residing on different sides of the country in Vancouver and Toronto, the band decided to write and record their latest effort in the band’s originating city of Winnipeg, Manitoba at Private Ear Recording Studio and once again enlisted the services of producer John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi) who recorded the band’s debut album Turn It Around. In addition to co-production by Peters, on Heavy Steps, Comeback Kid collaborated with prominent
Grammy award-winning mixer and long-time fan of the band Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die). Featuring guest appearances by Gojira’s Joe Duplantier and Australian metal vocalist/drummer JJ (Deez Nuts, I Killed the Prom Queen) Heavy Steps is no longer a prerequisite to realizing Comeback Kid’s influence on modern punk, but a delivery of pure anthemic chaos, sheer speed and force. It is a statement of intent.
“It’s about hitting the ground running, not knowing when or where the ground could break from underneath you.” summarizes Neufeld. “It's heavy steps on thin ice. Heavy steps on hollow ground.”
Kicking off with the pummeling title track that features punishing bass lines, masterful drumming, sludgy guitar riffs and an infectious singalong chorus, the 11 tracks that are Heavy Steps embody all the things that make Comeback
Kid so revered in their genre. It’s fast, fun, beautifully crafted melodic hardcore. Pre-save/order Heavy Steps here; Digital | Physical.
In support of their forthcoming release, earlier this week Comeback Kid announced a co-headline western/central Canadian tour with Cancer Bats for April 2022. The bands will also be joined by Wisconsin’s Misery Signals for part of the run. The twelve-date tour will kick off in Winnipeg, MB at the Park Theatre on April 15th and will wrap up with a show in Calgary at Dickens on April 30th. Before heading out to western Canada, Comeback Kid will kick off the new year with dates in the UK and Europe and will play a handful of shows in Ontario with Cancer Bats and A Wilhelm Scream in March 2022. Tickets for all dates are available now. For a complete list of Canadian tour dates, see below.
#Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates with Cancer Bats;
03.17.22 - LONDON, ON @ RUM RUNNERS ^
03.18.22 –TORONTO, ON @ PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE ^
03.19.22 – OTTAWA, ON @ THE BRASS MONKEY ^
03.20.22 – KINGSTON, ON @ MANSION ^
04.15.22 - WINNIPEG, MB - PARK THEATRE
04.16.22 - REGINA, SK - THE EXCHANGE
04.17.22 - SASKATOON, SK - AMIGOS
04.18.22 - GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB - BETTER THAN FRED'S
04.22.22 - VANCOUVER, BC - RICKSHAW THEATRE *
04.23.22 - VICTORIA, BC - CAPITAL BALLROOM *
04.24.22 - WHISTLER, BC - GARFINKEL'S *
04.26.22 - NELSON, BC - THE ROYAL *
04.27.22 - FERNIE, BC - NORTHERN BAR & STAGE *
04.28.22 - RED DEER, AB - BO'S BAR *
04.29.22 - EDMONTON, AB - STARLITE ROOM *
04.30.22 - CALGARY, AB - DICKENS *
^ w/A Wilhelm Scream
* w/MISERY SIGNALS