A Day To Remember say they played around with some “super thrash songs” while working on latest album Bad Vibrations – but decided not to include them on the record.
The US outfit’s sixth album was released today (September 2) and guitarist Kevin Skaff reveals they had so many songs, it was impossible to feature them all.
Skaff tells Chorus FM: “There were a few super thrash songs. We’ve never really gotten into thrash before, but they were thrashy.
“There were a few songs were I was like, ‘We could sell this to My Chemical Romance.’ Then there were a couple songs that had like a Tom Petty vibe. It was literally all over the place.”
Skaff reports that Bad Vibrations is heavier than 2013’s Common Courtesy – but says it wasn’t a conscious decision.
He adds: “We literally wrote two songs a day for 30 days, and then we democratically voted on 15 songs to record. Then there’s 11 on the record and two deluxe.
“It just kind of happened naturally that the record is heavier. I don’t know why that is or what triggered that. Subconsciously, it probably just happened.
“It could have been a ton of things. It could have been because we were finally all together in a room writing again and everyone’s pissed off. Who knows? But it wasn’t like we targeted that we need a heavy record. It just came together that way.”
To mark the release of Bad Vibrations, A Day To Remember have issued a video for album track Naivety. Watch it below.
They’re currently on the road across the US.
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A Day To Remember remaining tour dates 2016
Sep 02: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT
Sep 03: Bangor Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, ME
Sep 04: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Sep 05: Atlantic City Beach, NJ
Sep 08: Minneapolis Xcel Energy Center, MN
Sep 09: Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, IL
Sep 10: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN
Sep 11: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, MO
Sep 13: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Sep 15: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID
Sep 16: Spokane Arena, WA
Sep 20: Ridgefield Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, WA
Sep 22: Salt Lake City USANA Amp, UT
Sep 24: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ
Sep 25: Albuquerque Isleta Amp, NM
Sep 28: San Francisco Shoreline Amp, CA
Sep 29: Irvine Meadows Amp, CA
Sep 30: Los Angeles Forum, A
Oct 01: Los Angeles Forum, CA
Oct 05: Santa Barbara Bowl, CA
Oct 06: Fresno Save Mart Center, CA
Oct 07: Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, CA
Nov 05: Chiba Knotfest Japan, Japan
Dec 10: Perth Red Hill Auditorium, Australia
Dec 13: Hindmarsh AEC Auditorium, Australia
Dec 14: Melbourne Festival Hall, Australia
Dec 16: Sydney Hordern Pavilion, Australia
Jan 22: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jan 23: Glasgow Hydro
Jan 25: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Jan 27: London Wembley Arena
Jan 28: Leeds First Direct Arena
Jan 30: Oberhausen Turbinenhalle, Germany
Jan 31: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany
Feb 01: Koln Palladium, Germany
Feb 03: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Feb 04: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Feb 05: Vienna Fasoemeter, Austria
Deb 07: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Feb 08: Zurich Volkshaus, Switzerland
Feb 10: Offenbach Stadthalle, Germany
Feb 11: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Feb 12: Paris Le Trianon, France
Feb 14: Brussels Ab Hall, Belgium
Feb 15: Tilburg 013, Netherlands