Black Peaks announce new album All That Divides

Black Peaks holding a flare

Black Peaks have announced that their new album All That Divides will be released on October 5 through Rise Records/BMG. 

Alongside the album reveal, the band released new single Home, following previously released Can't Sleep.

"We were writing the song against the backdrop of a lot of uncertainty with regards to personal and political identity," says vocalist Will Gardner about Home. "We were out on tour in Mainland Europe in mid-2016, during a period where we as British Citizens felt like decisions being made on behalf of our ‘Home’ did not represent us. There is a uneasy feeling of severance that happens when you are not physically at home during a time of transformation. Our feelings of disconnection and division from our country and it’s people, coupled with tour-fatigue and cabin fever, made for some of the most difficult times we have experienced, as a band, as friends, and as people."

"Lyrically at least, this album represents the fear of a future where freedom is restricted," says Will about All That Divides. "Over the last two years, we as a band have been incredibly lucky to have been able to travel across Europe and play our music. The fact this happened to take place during a period where various political changes, at home and abroad, made us focus a lot about the freedom and right to travel. We have seen people, families, relationships and countries divided by conflict and political upheaval, and our reaction to this is a core lyrical theme running through the album."

All That Divides is available to pre-order now.

Black Peaks have also announced a run of headline dates across the UK an Europe this October and November.

Black Peaks UK and European tour dates

Oct 11: Belfast, Empire, UK
Oct 12: Dublin, Grand Social, EIRE
Oct 13: Newcastle, Cluny, UK
Oct 14: Glasgow, King Tuts, UK
Oct 16: Leeds, The Key Club, UK
Oct 17: Manchester, Academy 3, UK
Oct 18: Birmingham, Hare And Hounds, UK
Oct 19: London, Underworld, UK
Oct 20: Sheffield, The Plug, UK
Oct 21: Worthing, Forty Two, UK
Oct 23: Paris, Gibus, FR
Oct 24: Koln, MTC, DE
Oct 25: Hamburg, Molotow Sky Bar, DE
Oct 29: Munich, Kranhalle, DE
Oct 30: Vienna, Arena 3Raum Bar, AT
Oct 31: Zurich, Dynamo Werk 2, CH
Nov 1: Milan, Magnolia, IT
Nov 3: Barcelona, Razzmatazz 3, ES
Nov 4: Madrid, Moby Dick, ES

Black Peaks UK tour poster

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.