Craig Mabbitt Delivers A Strong Message on New Single
The Dead Rabbitts premiere the title track off upcoming record
The Dead Rabbitts are getting ready to release their new album, “This Emptiness”, and the band is proud to premiere the title track from the record. The whole album has been somewhat of a personal outlet for Vocalist Craig Mabbitt and this song is no exception. The inspirational lyrics are based on Mabbitt’s own life experiences, and this track focuses on hitting a low point in your life as he explained, “This Emptiness represents the concept of,
‘Once you hit rock bottom, there’s only one way to go, and that’s UP!’ As I vocalize in the chorus,
‘I’m not perfect, but I’m not worthless you should know, this emptiness gives me room to grow.'”
With Mabbitt being a staple in the hardcore scene, he’s using his celebrity status to inspire fans as he shared this about the new track, “Be aware that you always have the potential to pick yourself up and rise again, hopefully this song helps to lift you up to that point”.
“This Emptiness”, which is the highly anticipated follow up to the band’s Tragic Hero Records debut, “Shapeshifter”, will be out on April 14th and is available now for pre order at Merchbucket and will arrive just in time for Easter.
The Dead Rabbitts also announced they will be headlining the first ever Tragic Hero Records tour which features I Set My Friends on Fire, SET TO STUN and Northern Ghosts. Dates will be announced soon!
The Dead Rabbitts are a metalcore super group from Phoenix, AZ. The band is comprised of Craig Mabbitt (Escape the Fate), TJ Bell (Escape the Fate, Motionless in White), and Rob Pierce . The music is largely reminiscent of Mabbitt’s previous groups Blessthefall and The Word Alive with Mabbitt telling AltPress “this is what I wanted to do with The Word Alive.” It’s a heavier bombardment of sound than Escape The Fate fans will be used to, but is still filled with plenty of hooks and harmonies.
After the release of their first EP Edge of Reality (produced by Caleb Shomo of Attack, Attack! and Beartooth) and a successful tour with Get Scared, The Dead Rabbitts signed with Tragic Hero Records. “It pretty much fell into place”, says Mabbitt. “I called Escape The Fate’s old manager. I said, ‘If you’re interested, why don’t you manage this project?’ He said, ‘Cool. Well, I’m managing A Skylit Drive right now and they’re on Tragic Hero. Show me some songs.” So I did, and everybody loved them.
Mabbitt and The Dead Rabbitts immediately began work on a full-length album with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Motionless in White) in Ocala, Florida. “Wade took a lot of the songs and fucking killed it, in a good way,” says Mabbitt. “He took one of my least-favorite songs that we recorded, and now it’s the whole band’s favorite. It’s crazy how much something so simple can completely change a song.” The album is entitled Shapeshifter (out 2014) and is even heavier and faster than Edge of Reality. The record also features a sexually charged raucous tune with Ashley Costello of New Years Day.
After staying quiet for three years, 2017 was the return of the Rabbitts as the band premiered, “Dead Again”, off their upcoming album ‘This Emptiness’.
The record is a personal outlet for Mabbitt while he touches on his own struggles as explained to AP, “The past two years of my life, just personally, have been pretty crazy, [There were] a lot of changes I was trying to make that ultimately just made me very, very unhappy.” While the subject matter may be dark, Mabbitt is hopeful for the future, “The main line in the chorus [of the title track] ends with, ‘This emptiness gives me room to grow.’ So it’s very optimistic. It goes to some dark places, but [is] just all around optimistic about it.”