Knocked Loose has just released a brand new six-song EP called A Tear In The Fabric Of Life. The surprise EP also comes alongside a 20+ minute short film directed and created by Swedish filmmaker Magnus Jonsson, and written by Knocked Loose vocalist and lyricist Bryan Garris.

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“It’s a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it,” said Garris. “The story follows a main character through a traumatic car crash late one night in the woods that leaves his partner deceased, and from there you spiral with him into the depression and guilt that comes with being the cause of something so detrimental. This is the first time we really dove in and tried to create something sonically that evokes a different range of emotions and over all something that introduces tension and anxiety with a massive pay off.

“The story is told not only through words but through the music as well, which proved to be our biggest challenge in writing. Lyrically this story ended up being much more personal than we initially intended. We started with the idea to tell a fictional story but throughout the process, I found ways to incorporate real feelings of loss and mourning, as well as anger and self doubt. I’ve always been a very personal writer and this was originally a step away from that, into something more artistic. But in the end, it was just as therapeutic as writing a regular Knocked Loose record, and I think you’ll be able to hear that.”

“I always want to create something that complements the music, works within its structures and hopefully enriches the experience for the audience. With a longer format around 21 minutes, covering 6 tracks, I knew this dark ghost story was a very interesting challenge to explore in animation,” added Jonsson.

“I took the story presented in the songs and anchored that into a visual world. I wanted to create an intense nightmare, focusing on the emotional states of Bryan’s main character. I created visuals that bring the audience deeper into this story of a spiraling descent into horror and destructive madness — Taking a minimalistic and sometimes even abstract approach to many parts of the image making, creating unease and an eerie atmosphere.”

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A Tear In The Fabric Of Life is available here. You can also catch Knocked Loose at one of the below dates.

w/ Gojira

10/13 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
10/14 St. Louis, MO – The Cotillion
10/15 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/17 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10/19 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/20 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/23 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/25 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
10/27 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
10/29 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/30 Albany, NY – Capitol Center
11/1 Richmond, VA – The National
11/2 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
11/3 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
11/5 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
11/6 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
11/7 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
11/9 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
11/10 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
12/11 Buffalo, NY – ‘Tid The Season 221 (no Gojira)

Knocked Loose only

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2/3 Köln, DE – Essigfabrik
2/4 Saarbrücken, DE – Garage
2/5 Dordrecht, NL – Bibelot
2/6 Paris, FR – Gibus
2/7 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
2/8 Cardiff, UK – Plas
2/9 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
2/10 Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
2/11 Wolverhampton, UK – KK Steelmill
2/12 Leeds, UK – Becketts
2/13 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
2/14 Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom
2/15 Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan
2/16 Leipzig, DE – Felsenkeller
2/17 Warsaw, PL – February Proxima
2/18 Berlin, DE – Astra
2/19 Schweinfurt, DE – Stattbahnhof
2/20 Prague, CR – Lucerna Music Bar
2/21 Krakow, PL – Hol
2/22 Vienna, AT – Arena
2/23 Milan (Mezzago), IT – Bloom
2/24 Fribourg, SH – Fri-Son
2/25 Lindau, DE – Club Vaudeville
2/26 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
2/27 Munich, DE – Backstage Werk

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