Chicago-based metal band American Heritage are prepping to release “Sedentary” on Mar. 1.
Since their inception in 1996, the band has gone through numerous line-up changes. Reflecting that, their latest album will feature a different bassist on each track including participants from Mastodon, Black Cobra, Buried at Sea and others.
“It’s more punk than our last record,” says guitarist Scott Shellhammer. “Rather than nitpicking parts, we rolled with the songs. If we were feeling it, we just did it.”
The follow-up to 2006’s “Millenarian” will reflect on the sedentary American lifestyle with a bit of humor injected by way of songs like “Tomb Cruiser,” “Morbid Angle” and “Fetal Attraction.” It is the group’s second release via Translation Loss records.
On the album’s theme, guitarist and chief vocalist Adam Norden said this: “There’s also the other meaning of becoming sedentary as a person, sinking into your couch in front of your PS3 with your vaporizer, and letting it all go by you. There’s a fear of that, and also a longing for its warm embrace.”
Stream the album here.