The Louisiana post-hardcore outfit,As Cities Burn, shared a fiery new single“2020 AD” to celebrate their newfound partnership with Rude Records and Equal Vision Records and the return of original members to their lineup, placing both of the Bonnette brothers on vocals once again.
Speaking on the occasion the band says:“We are thrilled to be releasing new music, but even more so to be doing this with a partner like Equal Vision Records. We have so much respect for them as a label and have dreamed of being a part of their family for a long time. 2020 AD started coming together over a year ago as an idea that Cody brought into the writing room. We’re so happy to finally be able to share this with our fans – it’s been a long time coming.” From their inception in 2002,As Cities Burnmade waves far beyond their hometown of Mandeville, Louisiana. The heavy screams ofTJ Bonnettepaired with the clean vocals of brotherCody Bonnette, showcased on 2005 debut albumSon, I Loved You At Your Darkest, earned the band widespread acclaim. Even as the band shifted through lineup changes, eventually losing the screams when TJ left,As Cities Burncontinued to garner support through two more albums—until the band decidedly went their separate ways in 2009. Although they came together for several shows since their split, a future return was never certain.
Now,As Cities Burnreturn not only with new music, but also some familiar faces: After over a decade since he first left the band, TJ has returned as a permanent member, once again taking his spot at the front of the stage next to his brother Cody withHunter Wells (guitar),Stephen Keech(bass) and longtime memberAaron Lunsford(drums) completing the line-up. The seething new single “2020 AD,” featuring dark, churning vocals paired with chilling guitar riffs is sonic proof that the resurgence of As Cities Burn will be no-holds-barred.