Pallbearer由Brett Campbell和Joseph D. Rowland于2008年在阿肯色州小石城成立。两人在阿肯色州中部大学以学生身份见面，此前曾参加名为“体育”的实验项目。在第二支吉他手和鼓手加入了Devin Holt之后，Pallbearer于2010年录制并自行发行了三首歌曲的示范曲。该乐队于2011年由Profound Lore Records签约。Pallbearer的第一首全长悲伤与绝种于2012年发行，立即获得了好评。关键的成功。 Sorrow and Extinction被Pitchfork授予最佳新音乐奖，并被Spin和NPR评为年度最佳专辑之一。
录制首张LP后，通过添加Mark Lierly（鼓）来巩固阵容。 Pallbearer 2014年的专辑《 Founds of Burden》是由Billy Anderson在俄勒冈州波特兰的Type Foundry Studio录制和制作的。专辑被Pitchfork授予“最佳新音乐”奖。该专辑在Decibel杂志的“年度专辑”列表中名列前茅。
在2016年夏天，乐队回到Little Rock在Fellowship Hall Sound录音室录制了他们的第三首完整专辑《 Heartless》。混合由Joe Barresi完成。开幕曲目的正式视频“ I Saw the End”与专辑一起于2017年3月发行。 Heartless在美国Billboard前200名专辑榜上排名第187位，在Billboard Top Current Albums榜上排名第42位。它在Stereogum的2017年迄今为止的50张最佳专辑中排名。这张专辑展示了摇滚，经典摇滚和前卫的影响力，如The Smashing Pumpkins，Camel，Pink Floyd，Kansas和Brian Eno。 PopMatters在审阅专辑时写道：“ Pallbearer达到了普遍性，以前曾被诸如Abbey Road上的披头士乐队或Pink Floyd这样的艺术家以最具探索性的方式击中。”
Pallbearer is an American doom metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas, formed in 2008.
Pallbearer was formed in 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas by Brett Campbell and Joseph D. Rowland. The two met as students at the University of Central Arkansas and were previously in an experimental project, called Sports. After adding Devin Holt on second guitar and a drummer, Pallbearer recorded and self-released a three-song demo in 2010. The group was signed by Profound Lore Records in 2011. Pallbearer’s first full length Sorrow and Extinction was released in 2012, earning immediate critical success. Sorrow and Extinction was awarded Best New Music status by Pitchfork and was cited amongst the best albums of the year by Spin and NPR.
The line up was solidified by the addition of Mark Lierly (drums) after the recording of the debut LP. Pallbearer’s 2014 album, Foundations of Burden was recorded and produced by Billy Anderson at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, Oregon. The album was awarded Best New Music status by Pitchfork. The album topped Decibel magazine’s Album of the Year list.
In the summer of 2016, the band returned to Little Rock to record their third full-length, Heartless, at Fellowship Hall Sound studios. The mix was done by Joe Barresi. The official video for the opening track, “I Saw the End,” was released in March 2017, along with the album. Heartless debuted at #187 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the U.S. and #42 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart. It ranks on Stereogum’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far. Heartless marked the band moving away from their traditional metal and doom roots, with the album demonstrating grunge, classic rock, and prog influences such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Camel, Pink Floyd, Kansas, and Brian Eno. PopMatters, in reviewing the album, wrote “Pallbearer reaches universality previously hit by artists like the Beatles on Abbey Road or Pink Floyd at their most explorative.”
In October 2017, the band was featured in The New York Times Magazine in an essay by cultural critic David Rees. Acknowledging the band’s expanding appeal and sonic horizons, Rees described Pallbearer as “one of the most resonant emotional campaigns in American rock music.” They were awarded the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden God award for Best Underground Band. Thrillist also named Pallbearer the best band from Arkansas in their Best Bands From Every State rankings. Their fourth album, Forgotten Days, was released in October 2020 and was described by Consequence of Sound as “Perhaps the best doom metal album of 2020”.
2010 – 2010 Demo [EP]
2012 – Sorrow and Extinction
2012 – Sorrow And Extinction (2014 Repress)
2014 – Foundations Of Burden
2016 – Fear & Fury [EP]
2017 – Heartless
2020 – Forgotten Days