Massachusetts-based punk band A Wilhelm Scream are excited to present “Figure Eights In My Head” and “Apocalypse Porn,” two brand new songs lifted from the Thursday, April 14 release of the band’s first full-length offering in nine years, Lose Your Delusion (pre-order). Following the album’s first single “Be One To No One,” a raucous shot of punk that squarely takes aim at anxiety, pain and self doubt that has racked up over 140K streams across all platforms in only a matter of weeks, these two singles feature the same potent and experimental musicianship but include a nod to nostalgia and a vitriolic take on social media and its harmful effects on our relationships.
Additionally, A Wilhelm Scream have recently announced a number of appearances beginning in March and extending into May, June, July and September. Tickets are on sale now and a full listing of dates can be found below.
A body of work that culls from various styles weaved together into what the band appropriately calls “A Wilhelm Sampler,” Lose Your Delusion, A Wilhelm Scream’s first full-length offering in nine years, finds the accomplished rock quintet at its most daring, experimental and cohesive. Recorded at Anchor End Studio in New Bedford, MA and produced by guitarist/vocalist Trevor Reilly and James Whitten, the songs on Lose Your Delusion appeared as somewhat of a mirage for the band over several years during moments where the members of A Wilhelm Scream — Nuno Pereira (vocals), Trevor Reilly (Guitar, Vocals), Jason Milbank (Guitar), Brian Robinson (Bass, Vocals) and Nick Angelini (Drums) — privately went through a slow, rough stretch of uncertainty. This period of time, however, raised the stakes and renewed a strong focus felt during the early days of the band, which was centered around connecting with fans on an emotional level and providing strength to those who found it in the music.
After all these years, A Wilhelm Scream have lived their lives and did whatever they needed to do to get to the point where they could assemble and write the songs that absolutely needed to be written. Each song on Lose Your Delusion is a product of never cutting corners at any point, be it with writing, recording, practice or performance. Providing commentary on the past few years and the toll it’s taken in regards to our collective stress, anxiety, frustration and panic, the album serves as a pillar in the band’s rich and evolving legacy.
“This is our most unapologetically earnest album to date,” said Reilly. “It’s our fifth full-length record and it feels like our first in that we feel we have so much more to say and energy to put out into the world.”
A Wilhelm Scream will be making the following North American appearances in 2022. Dates below.
16 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place
17 — London, ON — Rum Runners
18 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre
19 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
20 — Kingston, ON — The Mansion
11 — Quebec City, QC — L’Anti
12 — Quebec City, QC — L’Anti
13 — Montreal, QC — Les Foufounes Electriques
14 — Trois-Rivieres, QC — L’Entite
02 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
03 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
04 — Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge
05 — Minneapolis, MN — 7th St. Entry
07 — Winnipeg, MB — Park Theatre
09 — Edmonton, AB — The Buckingham
10 — Calgary, AB — Dicken’s
11 — Vancouver, BC — Wise Hall
12 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
13 — Tacoma, WA — Airport Tavern
14 — Portland, OR — Star Theatre
16 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill
17 — Los Angeles, CA — Roxy
18 — Santa Ana, CA — Constellation Room
19 — San Diego, CA — Casbah
21 — Phoenix, AZ — The Rebel Lounge
23 — Denver, CO — Bluebird
25 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada
26 — Austin, TX — Mohawk
28 — New Orleans, LA — Santos
30 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
01 — West Palm Beach, FL — Respectable Street
02 — Jacksonville, FL — 1904 Music Hall
03 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
21 — Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus
30 — Philadelphia, PA — Kung Fu Necktie