August 6, 2021

EMPLOYED TO SERVE RELEASE AN OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR CURRENT SINGLE “MARK OF THE GRAVE”

NEW STUDIO ALBUM CONQUERING OUT SEPTEMBER 17TH VIA SPINEFARM

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH GOJIRA

Employed To Serve have released an accompanying music video for their latest single, “Mark Of The Grave” – check it out HERE. 

Mark Of The Grave” is the second single from Employed To Serve’s forthcoming album, Conquering, and demonstrates the band at their most metal yet. The video is a trip, to say the least… 

“With this video we just wanted to have fun,” says Employed To Serve frontwoman, Justine Jones“After months of being cooped up inside, we wanted to focus on a project that was more light-hearted. We shot the music video at Miracle theatre in Cornwall with director Ryan Mackfall. The theatre was kind enough to give us free-reign of their studio and stage costumes. Everything was shot in front of a green screen to maximise the opportunity to have fun with the edit. We then sent over a few notes to VFX artist Nadav Rotem and assistant Jake Potter, as soon as they came back with Sammy doing a solo on a flying, flaming skull I knew it was going to be my favourite video – it’s wild and we love it.”  

Conquering, due for release on September 17th 2021, will be Employed To Serve’s second full-length album on the Spinefarm label.  

Drawing influence from the music of their youth and a new perspective on how to nurture the positive aspects of humanity and individual growth, Conquering is a celebration and acknowledgement of triumph in the face of a world that can be relentlessly adversarial.  

ETS began recording the album in the “unforgiving winter” of 2020; produced & mixed by Lewis Johns at The RanchSouthampton, mastered by Grant Berry at Fader MasteringEmployed To Serve took the time thrown at them by a world stopped still to write their most visceral material to date.  

Pre-orders for Employed To Serve’s fourth studio album are now live, with an instant download of singles, “Exist” & “Mark Of The Grave,” plus special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, pink socks, skateboards and limited colour variant vinyl. Order your copy HERE

CONQUERING TRACK LISTING: 
Universal Chokehold 
Exist 
Twist The Blade 
Sun Up To Sun Down 
The Mistake 
We Don’t Need You 
Set In Stone 
Mark Of The Grave 
World Ender 
Conquering 
Stand Alone 

Employed To Serve recently appeared on the mainstage of Download Festival at Donington Park. The event marked a moment in history, seeing live music return as part of a government-backed Pilot scheme. The Guardian noted Employed To Serve as a festival highlight, commenting, “Employed to Serve exude venom” whilst Metal Hammer called their set “relentless” & “blistering”Kerrang! were just as enthused, adding, “Sammy Urwin’s sledgehammer riffs awaken Download’s inner headbanger, while Justine Jones’ barbed screams urge those gathered to toss any notion of social distancing in the bin.” 

Following this appearance, Employed To Serve were swiftly announced as support to Gojira on their extensive UK & European tour.  

UK & Euro 2022 tour dates in support of Gojira:  

January ‘22 

17 Finland, Helsinki, Black Box 
19 Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene 
20 Sweden, Stockholm, The Annex 
22 Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum Black Box 
24 Germany, Berlin, Huxleys 
25 Czech Republic, Prague, Forum Karlin 
27 Poland, Wroclaw, A2 
28 Poland, Krakow, Tauron Arena 
29 Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club 
31 Croatia, Zagreb, Culture Factory 

February ‘22 

2 Austria, Vienna, Arena 
4 Germany, Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik 
5 Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex 
6 Italy, Milan, Alcatraz 
8 France, Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier 
9 France, Bordeaux, Arkea Arena 
20 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013 
22 Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof 
24 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinhalle 2 
26 France, Paris, Accor Arena 
28 Belgium, Brussels, Forest National 

March ‘22 

1 Luxembourg, Rockhal 
4 UK, London, Alexandra Palace 
5 UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena 
6 UK, Newcastle, City Hall 
8 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy 
10 UK, Belfast, Ulster Hall 
11 Ireland, Dublin, National Stadium 
13 UK, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse 
14 UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena 

Tickets to all shows are available now. 

Additionally, ETS have been confirmed to play Spain’s Resurrection Fest 2022. Taking place across June 29th – 3rd July 2022 in GaliciaSpain, this mammoth metal festival will see Employed To Serve perform alongside SabatonDeftones, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold and many more.  

Employed To Serve ARE: 

Justine Jones – Vocals  

Sammy Urwin – Guitar & vocals  

David  Porter – Guitar  

Nathan Pryor – Bass 

Casey McHale – Drums 

ABOUT EMPLOYED TO SERVE 

Employed To Serve’s origins are essentially humble, with the core duo of Justine Jones (vocals) and Sammy Urwin (guitar / vocals) initially starting the band as a two-piece grindcore project backed by a drum machine. 

Early experiences on the UK festival scene expanded their horizons and perceptions of what weightier music could be. Seeing heavy-hitters such as ConvergeMeshuggah and Glassjaw alongside smaller but no less important acts like Rolo TomassiVeils and The Chariot inspired the duo to develop their vision. 

2014 EP Change Nothing Regret Everything operated as a stepping stone into full band territory, before 2015’s critically acclaimed debut album, Greyer Than You Remember became their calling card, followed up two years later by The Warmth of a Dying Sun, then their 2019 Spinefarm debut, Eternal Forward Motion.  

Employed To Serve have already proved themselves as a searingly intense and honest live experience, sharing bills with the cream of the crop of modern heavy music, including Code OrangeBury TomorrowStick To Your GunsLoatheCounterparts Underoath. They’ve also decimated stages at some of the UK & Europe’s leading music festivals, the likes of DownloadGlastonbury, Graspop & Hellfest.  

And the accolades are unstoppable; from their Kerrang! ‘Album Of The Year’ win back in 2017, achieving the assumed impossible with a KKKKKK (yes, that is 6 K’s!) live review, landing in Metal Hammer’s reader & staff  ‘Top 10 Album’ polls, and a 2020 sold-out Underworld performance, to a plethora of cover features across Music WeekMetro WeekendUpset & Kerrang!Employed To Serve are unflinching at the forefront of metal innovation.