Weapons of Choice – Carbellion

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  • Artist:   Carbellion
    Release Date:   March 17, 2023
    Format:   Album (Full Length)
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    Catalog No:   ECLP 96002
    Label:   Eclipse Records
    UPC:   638647960021

    ©2023 Eclipse Records
  • Producer(s):   Chris Djuricic (Nonpoint, Soil, Novembers Doom)

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  1. Barfight
  2. Listen for Ghosts
  3. Pity the Backseat
  4. Spaces
  5. Weapons of Choice
  6. Preacher
  7. Jungle Song
  8. Origin
  9. Seasons of Failure
  10. Stalemate (live in studio)

Weapons of Choice by Carbellion

Weapons of Choice, Carbellion’s third full-length album, pulls from nearly twenty years of experience and lessons learned by fire to deliver the group’s most compelling release to date. The ten-song collection brings together the band’s strongest and most cohesive material to date, though its inception was rather unusual. “We started the record before COVID,” says Kellenberger. “The pandemic made us stop temporarily, but we found a way to work together digitally during that time. That allowed us to write the record, which we took to the studio as material was finished, so some songs were recorded two years before others, but it was a constant creation process. Weapons of Choice also marks the debut of drummer Brent Nimz, who also contributes to the songwriting. “While we’re definitely not a punk band, Brent and I share a love of punk rock,” Kellenberger explains. “That really comes out on this record with songs like “Bar Fight” and “Pity the Backseat,” the latter of which Brent actually wrote. There’s more of a rock and roll edge to the material, but it’s still really heavy, and I think from the last EP to now, that influence is one of the biggest differences. It’s made a BIG impact on our sound.” Lyrically, Weapons of Choice finds Carbellion working to engage its audience. “I want to make people think,” Kellenberger states. We’ve never been great at writing straightforward songs. Translating the thoughts and ideas in my head is a complicated process, but an exciting one. These songs are definitely fun and we write them with the intention of making people have a good time, especially with the live show, but this record more than any other also aims to make people think. Don’t take everything at face value. Nothing in this life is black and white. The truth is almost always somewhere in the middle.” With the album complete, Carbellion is taking stock of its place in the rock ecosystem. After nearly two decades and half a dozen releases, the Wisconsin bad boys feel they are just now hitting their stride. Weapons of Choice is scheduled to be released by Eclipse Records on March 17, 2023.

Press Quotes & Highlights

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