New Memphis May Fire Album
2012-05-04 by Tyler Christian Pifer | 56 Comments

Post-hardcore band Memphis May Fire have announced that they will be releasing a new album on June 26th. The album will be titled "Challengers" and will be the first album to have Anthony Sepe, formerly of Decoder, on guitar.

The album cover can be seen here:

http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/memphis_may_fire_announce_new_album_challenger

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ILJ
May 4th 2012

6650 Comments


Hells yeah. This pleases me greatly.

Scoot
May 4th 2012

17707 Comments


big fat meh

Fluttertrank
May 4th 2012

17098 Comments


fuck yeah! alright.

OurNumbers
May 4th 2012

122 Comments


Stoked.

ILJ
May 4th 2012

6650 Comments


If it's anything at all like "The Hollow" it'll be great.

jackalope11
May 4th 2012

330 Comments


Hell Yeah!

KSK1
May 4th 2012

4077 Comments


Lost interest in The Hollow really fast. Hope this is different.

Fluttertrank
May 4th 2012

17098 Comments


im kind of hoping for the southern sound they had on Sleepingwalking

ILJ
May 4th 2012

6650 Comments


So much Rise Records at once.

AtomicShane
May 4th 2012

1764 Comments


god i hated that southern style lol

Fluttertrank
May 4th 2012

17098 Comments


it was great. it was like underoath meets every time i die. but i guess there wasn't enough junz
for.

AtomicShane
May 4th 2012

1764 Comments


ill give it props for being different, but i like there other style better.

OurNumbers
May 4th 2012

122 Comments


I think they mentioned in an interview that they're much more comfortable with this style than they
were with their more Southern one and they don't plan on going back to those roots, but minds changes
all the time.

"So much Rise Records at once."
Yeah, really. I guess they're gearing up for summer or something.

Sauce
May 4th 2012

678 Comments


hoping for better lyrics! i want to like this band but the hollow's lyrics were just too horrible to take the album seriously.

Fluttertrank
May 4th 2012

17098 Comments


man... i loved the more different sound. but not that i dont like The Hollows sound. i mean it
was awesome. and the lyrics were fine... wtf

AtomicShane
May 4th 2012

1764 Comments


the lyrics arnt orignal or anything, but there not bad

Fluttertrank
May 4th 2012

17098 Comments


well that really isnt the importance of lyrics to be original. but to well written. and they were

AtomicShane
May 4th 2012

1764 Comments


its pretty important for lyrics to be original. I can only listen to so many songs about hating sluts before i want something different.

VanitySeason
May 4th 2012

396 Comments


stoked

loseit13
May 4th 2012

226 Comments


They have said there is no chance they are going back to their southern sound. They said it's too easy to write.

MuhNamesTyler
May 4th 2012

3770 Comments


Sleepwalking was great. I thought The Hollow sucked. If they don't go back to their older style I def won't bother with this.

MuhNamesTyler
May 4th 2012

3770 Comments


^^ Oh well then

Strider
May 4th 2012

4598 Comments


YES YES YES !

I saw in their studio updates that they were trying hard to actually mix back in their southern sound

TooLateToGoBack
May 4th 2012

1758 Comments


Cool.

I enjoyed The Hollow. Solid metalcore, with some great moments.

immortalizepain
May 4th 2012

378 Comments


I want a southern sound. And I also enjoyed The Hollow.

MisguidedYouth
May 4th 2012

146 Comments


I've enjoyed every single one of their releases. I hope this one isn't a let down.

Digging: Angel Olsen - Strange Cacti

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 4th 2012

21757 Comments


The Hollow was really boring

Shiduba
May 4th 2012

424 Comments


The Hollow was insanely good, the vocal melodies were genius all along, I loved the lyrics, and they even got some awesome riffs which isn't the most common thing with Rise Records bands, the songwriting was also super memorable. I loved it the first time I heard it and I still do. If this is even near the same level, it will probably end up as one of my favorites of 2012.

ChuckyTruant
May 4th 2012

15707 Comments


hahaha creepy album cover

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

ChuckyTruant
May 4th 2012

15707 Comments


Should be great though, The Hollow was amazing

VanitySeason
May 4th 2012

396 Comments


digging your profile pic chuck

ChuckyTruant
May 4th 2012

15707 Comments


thanks brah

ILJ
May 4th 2012

6650 Comments


It'd be cool if they blended some southern-y riffs with their current sound. They could pull it off I think.



ChuckyTruant
May 4th 2012

15707 Comments


Yeah agreed. It'd be cool.

simonpettersen
May 4th 2012

272 Comments


Let's hope it's like or better than "The Hollow", and I don't really get the bad lyrics view. Sure, they are not original or something, although several of the songs were about his father not being present in his life, and even though they are not geniously written I'd say it takes balls to do so.

Shiduba
May 4th 2012

424 Comments


What I liked about the lyrics in The Hollow was that they were simple and catchy so they got stuck in
your head and it was very easy to sing along, yet they still had meaning and always fit the part they
were written for perfectly.

HangEmHigh
May 4th 2012

282 Comments


Well, at least I know I can stop caring about this band. I don't understand how any of you can say that the Hollow was good at all when it was typical rise nonsense. They at least had something a little original going for them on Sleepwalking, now they're just swimming with the rest of the metalcore masses.

Strider
May 4th 2012

4598 Comments


The Hollow blows Sleepwalking out of the water, it's so much more focused. There's better songwriting,
and Matty is a much more proficient singer now (in the screaming and clean departments). First time I
heard the Hollow I dismissed it as another breakdown album. But getting back to it (cause I didn't
understand the general rating it has), I realized that this album was much more, and that they have
the potential to become one of the best mainstream metalcore bands out there.

Devastator
May 4th 2012

2474 Comments


Hopefully Matty explores more range in this. Stoked none the less though.

xandermander
May 4th 2012

626 Comments


Fuck that album art is terrible. Rise has really been mailing it in in that department.

Shiduba
May 4th 2012

424 Comments


Yeah that album art was disappointing, for some reason I was waiting for a really beautiful and awesome, colourful cover. Then I see this, ehhhhh. MMF deserve better, and in my opinion they're the best mainstream metalcore band (actually my favorite from all metalcore)

HangEmHigh
May 4th 2012

282 Comments


I think you all rate this so highly because most of you weren't around when this sound became homogenized. I'm gunna have to write a review on The Hollow considering it doesn't have a review under 3.5 which is ludicrous.

bloc
May 4th 2012

34730 Comments


Art is terrible, but the album should be fine.

Digging: Messiah - Choir of Horrors

AtomicShane
May 4th 2012

1764 Comments


whats up with all the shitty album art these days

MarLovP
May 4th 2012

53 Comments


The Hollow is good but only for the odd listen now and then. Hope this album has mroe lasting appeal

Evreaia
May 4th 2012

4007 Comments


All bands on rise, including this one and rise itself, should just fade away.

Digging: Dornenreich - Freiheit

silentstar
May 4th 2012

2242 Comments


At about two minutes in this video, there's a little sneak peak of the album; definitely sounds like The Hollow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRWtEg_4jq4

TooLateToGoBack
May 4th 2012

1758 Comments


Ugh, that album cover is beyond horrible.

J0ckstrapsFTW
May 4th 2012

3652 Comments


eh

Hospital
May 4th 2012

2041 Comments


prefer their old shit

Digging: Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Forevermore
May 4th 2012

128 Comments


im kind of hoping for the southern sound they had on Sleepingwalking [2]

There isn't enough southern style metalcore out there.


Hospital
May 4th 2012

2041 Comments


What are we considering southern metalcore?

Old MMF, Maylene and the sons of disaster, He is legend?

TomAkaVeto
May 5th 2012

1613 Comments


2012 is the year of shitty metalcore album covers.

Forevermore
May 5th 2012

128 Comments


@Hospital: All of those yep. Along with Dead and Divine, Once Nothing, A Static Lullaby, Every Time I Die, The Holly Springs Disaster, etc. Too many of them have broken up.

Hospital
May 6th 2012

2041 Comments


how could I miss ETID. I don't know many of the others aside from a static as well

also, a girl a gun a ghost

FranzSchubert
May 6th 2012

810 Comments


why do people like this band more than the other awful rise records bands?



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