Employed To Serve will release the digital deluxe version of their current studio album, “Conquering”, on March 10 via Spinefarm. This updated version will include four new tracks: a heady mix of the new, the Remix, and the live, in addition to a fresh cover image.
The brand new recording is “Take Back Control,” a typically full-on number produced and mixed by Lewis Johns, who worked with the band on the “Conquering” album itself; the Remix, meanwhile, is an inventive re-working of “Conquering” track “Sun Up To Sun Down,” featuring New Zealand metal three-piece Alien Weaponry; while the two live tracks were recorded last year on the Gojira tour of Europe.
Check out “Sun Up To Sun Down (Featuring Alien Weaponry)” below.
Justine Jones, Employed To Serve front-woman offers, “We always find it exciting to rework an already finalized song, and when the idea of doing it to a track from our latest album “Conquering” came up, the obvious choice was ‘Sun Up to Sun Down.'”
She continues, “The idea of re-working a track is to add a new dimension to it, and what better way than bringing in new musicians to alter the entire DNA of the song. We asked the guys in Alien Weaponry if they would be up for this collaboration whilst on tour with them last summer. We thought their vocal stylings could really add something to ‘Sun Up…’ They seemed as enthusiastic about the idea as we were, so when we got back from tour, we sent them the track to add their parts and we were stoked on the outcome! It’s also rather poetic, due to the time difference when the sun is rising here in the UK, it’s setting in their home country of New Zealand.”
Handpicked by Gojira themselves, Employed To Serve head back out on the road as part of the “Fortitude Tour” this month. The tour sees them play alongside Gojira and Alien Weaponry at the 10,400 capacity Alexandra Palace, London, before heading over to France to play even bigger rooms.
ETS’s current studio album, “Conquering”, was released via Spinefarm on September 17, 2021 to mass critical acclaim; landing #4 in Metal Hammer’s albums of the year list and #6 in Kerrang! “Conquering” is a fully realized metamorphosis into the band they’ve always wanted to be.
Four albums in, and a steady stream of accolades in tow, Employed To Serve‘s meteoric rise from genre hopefuls to becoming one of UK metal’s most consistently captivating bastions is indisputable.