All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte has posted some comments about the band’s upcoming new album, which they are currently recording in Los Angeles. Labonte wrote, “The disc we are working on right now is going to blow people’s minds. It’s gonna challenge you. There are songs like nothing we’ve ever done before. It’s still a while ’till it gets released, but it’s going to blow people’s minds. Can’t f**king wait!”

Bassist Aaron Patrick added, “I can’t even wait to hear the final result. These songs are such a step up on all fronts . . . we are already so proud of of the progress towards new material.”

Labonte has told us before that the Massachusetts-based band isn’t afraid to change up its sound: [“There are some bands that want to carry the standard for metal and, you know, they worry about, is it metal enough? But for us, like, we’ve never been those kind of people and honestly I feel like the attitude in the band really kind of reflects the attitude of, like, New England, you know. We’re a little bit coarse and we do what the hell we want, and if you don’t like it, screw ya (laughs).”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . it, screw ya.)

  • The band’s eighth album is being recorded with producer Howard Benson, whose credits include efforts from Papa Roach, P.O.D.,Three Days Grace and Halestorm.
  • The new disc is tentatively due out in February 2017 and will follow-up to 2015’s The Order Of Things.
  • All That Remains’ rock radio hits include “Stand Up,” “The Last Time,” “What If I Was Nothing” and “For You.”

DID YOU KNOW? All That Remains last year parted ways with bassist Jeanne Sagan and replaced her with Aaron Patrick, who was previously in Bury Your Dead and DevilDriver.

DAILY INQUIRY:

  • Longtime fans have complained that All That Remains softened up too much on their last couple of albums. Do you agree?
  • Should the band go heavier on its new record, even if it means less radio airplay?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Michael McGehee wrote: “So disappointed in what this band has become. Phil somehow managed to castrate the metal in this band.”

Duncan Sullivan wrote: “I’ll bet it’s going to sound like Staind. Again.”

Brian Taylor wrote: “The Order of Things was an overall pretty terrible album. Half the album’s straight up balls to the wall screaming metal-core, and the other half sounds like Nickelback with occassional chugs and metal hooks thrown in.”

Nathan Webster wrote: “With the lady bass player gone, there really is no reason to pay any attention to this band. The lead guitarist and drummer actually are really talented, but this fluff is so dumbed down now. They’ve sold out without the benefit of actually becoming more commercially successful.”