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Tonight Alive Guitarist Leaves Band, As Group Unveil New Album ‘Underworld’

Aussie rockers Tonight Alive are back with a vengeance, today announcing their new album Underworld and revealing their earworm of a new single, ‘Temple’, while also revealing that guitarist Whakaio Taahi has left the band.

In a statement, Tonight Alive say the departure of Taahi comes after the guitarist “made the decision to step back from touring and pursue his own career in songwriting and producing outside of the band”.

“Whakaio loved and came alive in the creative process; it was a pleasure and privilege to witness,” say the band.

“We know his heart and gifts belong in the studio and we continue to love and support each other as a family. The four of us consider ourselves to be one part of a greater whole, and will always hold a place for our brother and best friend, whose energy will be known, heard and felt for lifetimes.”

Jenna McDougall and the remaining members of the band will unleash their next full-length effort Underworld upon the real world on 12th January 2018, and according to the group’s record label UNFD, the record sees the band’s frontwoman awaken “feelings that she had repressed”, in order to use them “as a driving force when writing her lyrics”.

“The album is called Underworld and I named it that because it reflects the ugly parts of me that I wasn’t ready to see until now,” says McDougall.

Today’s album announcement also comes with a brand new track from Tonight Alive, dubbed ‘Temple’, which you can watch the A+ video for below, alongside the artwork and tracklist for Underworld.

Tonight Alive are touring Australia between October and November, and will also perform at UNIFY Gathering festival in 2018.

Tonight Alive ‘Underworld’ Artwork

Tonight Alive ‘Underworld’ Tracklist

1. Book of Love

2. Temple

3. Disappear

4. The Other

5. In My Dreams

6. For You

7. Crack My Heart

8. Just for Now

9. Burning On

10. Waiting For The End

11. Last Light

12. Looking For Heaven

13. My Underworld

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