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  • India Wallis

Pierce The Veil Return After 6 Years With Album 'The Jaws Of Life'

Never predictable, always engaging, Pierce The Veil are set to continue their charismatic rise as purveyors of progressive post-hardcore via their fifth studio album The Jaws of Life.

Laden with highly potent energy, rich musicality and a scrappy, authentic exuberant ambition, The Jaws of Life is also a jubilant explosion of fuzzy guitars, massive melodic hooks and Pierce The Veil’s distinct emotional heart.

“Life can try to sink its teeth into you,” says PTV’s Vic Fuentes of album five’s title. “Sometimes we feel this grip of life just holding us. ‘The Jaws of Life’ is about the journey to find your way out of that.”

Produced by Paul Meany (Twenty One Pilots, Mutemath, The Blue Stones) and mixed by Adam Hawkins (Machine Gun Kelly, Turnstile, Twenty One Pilots), The Jaws of Life offers the most diverse version of Pierce the Veil to date.

Sonic chameleons who can channel volatile, angsty and confessional emotions into their sound which harnesses everything from post-hardcore punk to modern alt-rock and the occasional theatrical leaning, The Jaws of Life picks up where 2016’s Misadventures left off, resulting in an album that tackles deadly serious subject matter with grace, clever twists and the occasional sonic Easter egg for good measure.

Pierce The Veil debuted atop Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums, and

Hard Rock Albums charts twice – first with Collide with the Sky (2012) and its follow-up, Misadventures (2016). A decade after its release, the already platinum “King for a Day” shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Streaming chart, driven by the viral

#KingForADay hashtag on TikTok. Even with two gold singles; a gold album; 2022

could be their biggest year. Because this is the year of The Jaws of Life.

PTV’s evolution from album to album is nothing less than stunning. The early buzz

generated by A Flair for the Dramatic (2007) made its follow-up one of the most

anticipated albums of 2010. Selfish Machines shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The Chicago Tribune saluted Collide with the Sky for its “post-hardcore punk with more than a few nods to Queen.” They became a true arena act on Misadventures, selling out huge venues without losing the intimate connection with their fans.

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