ENTERPRISE EARTH To Release The Chosen Full-Length January 14th, 2022 Via Entertainment One

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“As amply demonstrated by the album’s first single, ‘Where Dreams Are Broken,’ The Chosen is ENTERPRISE EARTH’s most-everything record to date: it’s the heaviest, the most vicious, the most technical, and, not for nothing, the catchiest offering in the band’s already-impressive repertoire, and it’s already destined to be one of 2022’s must-hear metal releases.” — MetalSucks

Technical death metal behemoths ENTERPRISE EARTH will release their anticipated new full-length, The Chosen, January 14th, 2022 via Entertainment One, today unveiling the record’s artwork, track listing, and first single.

ENTERPRISE EARTH is among the most celebrated death metal bands of the modern era. The group, “crawls from the shadows of Washington, throws Patient Ø at us, and death metal is reborn,” wrote Shockwave Magazine of the band’s 2015 debut. A critic for Metal Nexus declared 2017’s Embodiment, “the heaviest album I have ever heard,” while the band’s third full-length slab, Luciferous, joined Loudwire’s 50 Best Metal Albums of 2019. “It never hurts to make an album that makes the majority of your peers look silly,” declared Blabbermouth. “Your move, deathcore hordes.”

Their move, indeed. ENTERPRISE EARTH reemerges in 2022 with their latest full-length The Chosen, a masterpiece of monstrous brutality and enveloping ambiance. It is the band’s heaviest yet most diverse effort, with shifting attitude, vibe, and desperate aggression stitched throughout its songs. Brooding, thick with atmosphere, groove-driven, old-school death metal with modern flourishes, the music of ENTERPRISE EARTH switches gears from earth-shattering breakdowns to sickeningly slow sludge to blast furnace pummeling with seemingly effortless ease. Composition after composition is ominous, ambitious, lurching, and inviting, including “Where Dreams Are Broken,” “The Failsafe Fallacy,” “This Hell, My Home,” “Sleep is for the Dead,” “Temptress,” and “He Exists.”

Vocalist Dan Watson is on a mission of “me against the world,” taking on personal struggle, isolation, self-doubt, and alienation like a man possessed, determined to persevere at all costs. It’s a fight for personal survival, rendered with painstaking passion by a gargantuan unmistakable voice. The Chosen was engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by guitarist Gabe Mangold (now the group’s sole guitarist) save for the drums. Drummer Brandon Zackey tracked his relentlessly jaw-dropping and diverse drum performance with producer Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Demon Hunter, Death Angel). Bassist Rob Saireh rounds out the ENTERPRISE EARTH lineup, bringing equally formidable power, dexterity, and groove.

“Where Dreams Are Broken” is the lead single off The Chosen, now playing at MetalSucks. Here the band picks up right where they left off with Luciferous and 2020’s Foundation Of Bones EP writing aggressive and dynamic deathcore while incorporating unique progressive elements and stellar technicality. The track’s grinding groove and hook-laden chorus are perfect examples of their compositional growth while retaining their brutal staple sound.

Offers the band, “We’re tremendously excited to finally release ‘Where Dreams Are Broken’ as the first single from our coming album The Chosen. We felt this would be the right song to start off with as it features a few new elements that we’ve added to our songwriting in addition to bringing everything you would normally expect from us at 110%. We’ve put our heart and soul into this record and we hope you enjoy it. There is much, much more to come.”

Adds MetalSucks, “As amply demonstrated by the album’s first single, “Where Dreams Are Broken,” The Chosen is Enterprise Earth’s most-everything record to date: it’s the heaviest, the most vicious, the most technical, and, not for nothing, the catchiest offering in the band’s already-impressive repertoire, and it’s already destined to be one of 2022’s must-hear metal releases.”

View ENTERPRISE EARTH’s “Where Dreams Are Broken” video at THIS LOCATION.

The Chosen will be released on CD, LP, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.

The Chosen Track Listing:

  1. Where Dreams Are Broken
  2. Reanimate // Disintegrate
  3. Unleash Hell
  4. I Have To Escape
  5. The Tower
  6. They Have No Honor
  7. Overpass
  8. You Couldn’t Save Me
  9. Unhallowed Path
  10. Legends Never Die
  11. My Blood, Their Satiation
  12. Skeleton Key
  13. The Chosen
  14. Atlas

ENTERPRISE EARTH will return to the stage for a glut of live performances to close out the year beginning with a two-plus week run of US live dates supporting Lorna Shore from September 15th through October 3rd followed by another short run of shows supporting Carnifex from October 12th through October 24th. In January, the band will join Fit For An Autopsy for a month-long live takeover with more shows to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.

ENTERPRISE EARTH w/ Lorna Shore, Sentinels, Crown Magnetar:
9/15/2021 The Sanctuary – Hamtramck, MI
9/16/2021 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/17/2021 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
9/18/2021 Growlers – Memphis, TN
9/20/2021 Gilly’s – Dallas, TX
9/21/2021 The Secret Group – Houston, TX
9/22/2021 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
9/24/2021 Soundbar – Orlando, FL
9/25/2021 Archetype – Jacksonville, FL
9/26/2021 Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
9/27/2021 The End – Nashville, TN
9/28/2021 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
9/30/2021 The Foundry (The Fillmore) – Philadelphia, PA
10/01/2021 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
10/02/2021 Jewel Music Venue – Manchester, NH
10/03/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI
w/ Carnifex, Ov Sulfur:
10/12/2021 Reverb – Reading, PA
10/13/2021 Elevation27 – Virginia Beach, VA
10/14/2021 Victory North Savannah – Savannah, GA
10/15/2021 GroundZero – Spartanburg, SC
10/16/2021 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
10/19/2021 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
10/21/2021 Blackbird on Pearl – Tulsa, OK
10/23/2021 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
10/24/2021 RockHouse BarGrill – El Paso, TX
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Ingested, Signs Of The Swarm, Great American Ghost:
1/05/2022 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
1/06/2022 The Sanctuary- Hamtramck, MI
1/07/2022 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
1/08/2022 Turf Club- St. Paul, MN
1/09/2022 Wildwood- Iowa City, IA
1/10/2022 The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NC
1/11/2022 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
1/12/2022 The Complex- Salt Lake City, UT
1/14/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
1/15/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
1/17/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
1/18/2022 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
1/19/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
1/20/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/22/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/24/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
1/25/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
1/26/2022 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
1/27/2022 Oklahoma City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
1/28/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
1/29/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
1/30/2022 The Basement East – Nashville, TN
2/01/2022 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
2/02/2022 Respectables – West Palm Beach, FL
2/03/2022 Soundbar – Orlando, FL
2/04/2022 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/05/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
2/07/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
2/08/2022 Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
2/09/2022 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
2/10/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/11/2022 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/12/2022 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

Since their 2014 formation in Spokane, Washington, ENTERPRISE EARTH has steadily built an audience in the underground. Touring partners over the years are genre luminaries and peers alike, including Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Suffocation, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, and Chelsea Grin. Death metal is among the darkest subgenres of music ever created, steeped in macabre imagery of blood and gore and delivered with guttural bellows and piercing squeals. Still, it is not without its guiding lights or impassioned empowerment. A sense of purpose drives the band’s music. ENTERPRISE EARTH conjures self-determination and iconoclastic independence from within the bowels of extremity. The band’s authentic death metal precision and technical might are unquestionable. Committed to musical excellence and personal perseverance, ENTERPRISE EARTH carves meaning from the darkness.

Dan Watson – vocals
Gabe Mangold – guitar
Rob Saireh – bass
Brandon Zackey – drums

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