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KNOCKED LOOSE Release “A Tear In The Fabric Of Life” Short Film And EP

Knocked Loose frontman Bryan Garris composed the story for the release, while the film itself was directed and animated by Magnus Jonsson.

KNOCKED LOOSE have launched a new short film accompanied by 6 brand new tracks titled “A Tear In The Fabric Of Life”, and you can check it out below. The band’s frontman Bryan Garris composed the story for the release, while the film itself was directed and animated by Magnus Jonsson.

The featured songs will see a release today (October 13th) via digital service providers as an EP of the same name and were produced by Will Putney (BODY COUNT, EVERY TIME I DIE). That EP will arrive on physical formats around December 06th. Pre-orders for that can be found here.

KNOCKED LOOSE’s Bryan Garris commented of this release: “It’s a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it. The story follows a main character through a traumatic car crash late one night in the woods that leaves his partner deceased, and from there you spiral with him into the depression and guilt that comes with being the cause of something so detrimental. This is the first time we really dove in and tried to create something sonically that evokes a different range of emotions and over all something that introduces tension and anxiety with a massive pay off.

The story is told not only through words but through the music as well, which proved to be our biggest challenge in writing. Lyrically this story ended up being much more personal than we initially intended. We started with the idea to tell a fictional story but throughout the process, I found ways to incorporate real feelings of loss and mourning, as well as anger and self doubt.

I’ve always been a very personal writer and this was originally a step away from that, into something more artistic. But in the end, it was just as therapeutic as writing a regular Knocked Loose record, and I think you’ll be able to hear that.”

Director/animator Magnus Jonsson added: “I always want to create something that complements the music, works within its structures and hopefully enriches the experience for the audience. With a longer format around 21 minutes, covering 6 tracks, I knew this dark ghost story was a very interesting challenge to explore in animation. I took the story presented in the songs and anchored that into a visual world.

I wanted to create an intense nightmare, focusing on the emotional states of Bryan’s main character. I created visuals that bring the audience deeper into this story of a spiraling descent into horror and destructive madness — Taking a minimalistic and sometimes even abstract approach to many parts of the image making, creating unease and an eerie atmosphere.”

“A Tear In The Fabric Of Life” track listing:

01 – “Where Light Divides The Holler”
02 – “God Knows”
03 – “Forced To Stay”
04 – “Contorted In The Faille”
05 – “Return To Passion”
06 – “Permanent”

KNOCKED LOOSE are currently touring with GOJIRA and ALIEN WEAPONRY.  See dates below:

10/13 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/14 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/15 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/17 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10/19 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
10/20 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/23 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/25 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater
10/27 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
10/29 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/30 Albany, NY – The Albany Capital Center
11/01 Richmond, VA – The National
11/02 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
11/03 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
11/05 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
11/06 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
11/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre