Ryan Phillips from STORY OF THE YEAR talks Knotfest and new album ‘Tear Me to Pieces’

Photo Credit: Ryan Phillips

Ahead of their appearance at Knotfest Australia this month, Story Of The Year will be releasing their upcoming 6th studio album Tear Me To Pieces, on March 10, 2023 via SharpTone Records.

The new album is distinctly, invitingly, loudly Story Of The Year. Heartache, desperation, motivation, toxic relationships, pain, loss, anger – all of the essential ingredients of the classic Story Of The Year sound propel Tear Me to Pieces in dazzling new ways.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Ryan Phillips from the post-hardcore powerhouse Story Of The Year about their new album ‘Tear Me To Pieces’, working with producer/fan Colin Brittain, Knotfest and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here : 

“I think this album will be a defining moment in our career,” says guitarist Ryan Phillips“When our fans hear it, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, shit, these dudes are ready to go!’ This is the sound of a band putting everything into it. If a new band came out with this album, I’d be texting everyone in my band about it.”

Story Of The Year’s debut album, Page Avenue, was one of the first of its kind to sell a million copies. Until the Day I Die endures as both an anthem and mission statement. Tours with Linkin ParkMy Chemical RomanceDeftones, and The Used cemented Story Of The Year’s reputation as a stunning and engaging live act. The connection between the band and audience transformed Story Of The Year from teenagers working in a St. Louis pizza chain franchise into hard rock headliners. Fans grew together with Dan MarsalaRyan Philips, Josh Wills, and Adam Russell, from Page Avenue (2003), In the Wake of Determination (2005), The Black Swan (2008), The Constant (2010), to Wolves (2017). They specialize in intense, passionate, confessional compositions that inspire and empower. Songs like The AntidoteReal LifeMiracleThe Ghost of You and IAnthem of Our Dying Day, and Take Me Back resonate with anyone.

Story Of The Year – ‘Tear Me To Pieces’ is out March 10 via Sharptone Records
Pre order here : https://bfan.link/tear-me-to-pieces-3

Tour Dates: Knotfest Australia 2023
Friday 24 March 2023 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne – sold out
Saturday 25 March 2023 – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 26 March 2023 – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane – sold out
Tickets on sale now for Sydney at https://knotfest.com/australia/

Knotfest Australia Sideshows
Wednesday 22 March 2023 – Stay Gold, Melbourne
Monday 27 March 2023 – The Brightside, Brisbane
Tuesday 28 March 2023 – Crowbar, Sydney