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All That Remains sketching next album

All That Remains have begun writing their next album, says guitarist Oli Herbert – and he thinks it might appear before the end of the year.

The Massachusetts outfit are at the very earliest stages of work on what will be their seventh studio outing, following 2012’s A War You Cannot Win.

Herbert tells Artisan News: “Hopefully we’ll be in the studio soon and the album should be out later this year.

“I can’t really disclose any details. We’re just writing right now. It’s a painstaking process filled with, ‘Oh, this is great,’ and then the next day, ‘No, this isn’t so good.’”

It’s not known whether they’ll continue in the different direction illustrated by last year’s single What If I Was Nothing, taken from A War You Cannot Win.

Frontman Phil Labonte said of the track: “There was conflict in the beginning – there are people who come from a school of thought that’s like, ‘This is what you’re supposed to do, and that’s what you do.’

“But you either play inside the safe zone or you really push the envelope. That’s the thing about trying new stuff: you’re not going to know when it’s going to strike a chord with people.”

All That Remains: What If I Was Nothing

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.