Rite of Passage Records has premiered TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN’s music video for their track “The Decider.” The song comes from the band’s new album Choices, which hits stores on May 29th.
Formed in 2008, TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN started out as an idea to bring a sincere message of hope, and to do so with a real sense of urgency. Those same ideals that gave life to this band still chorus through in every song 4 years later. To be aware, to challenge, to follow through, to ignite ideas into dreams, to re-invigorate life itself and to find meaning and purpose. Over the past four years, the band has toured throughout Europe and Africa with bands like The Ghost Inside, Haste The Day, Have Heart, and many others.
“The main idea behind ‘Choices’ is pretty simple;” stated vocalist Ashley DeBeer. “Making choices that reflect clear consideration for dreams and aspirations, it’s not something that merely applies to me/us alone, but rather something many can relate to. I wrote a lot of the songs during a period in my life when change was necessary and I guess with choices in my life I found there was a constant balancing act that took place.”
“There are many contributing factors to making serious life decisions that balance a good choice and help make things a little clearer,” added DeBeer. “Many of the songs reflect the idea of finding myself, building myself, deciding things and just trying to make a conscious effort at being a better person in general.”
Additionally, TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN is gearing up for the Jagermeister sponsored ‘Make A Choice Tour’, which will serve as the band’s CD release tour through their homeland of South Africa. Dates for the tour are:
5/25 – Emmarentia, ZA – Buck & Hog
5/26 – Pretoria, ZA – Arcade Empire
6/01 – Boksburg, ZA – Black Dahlia
6/02 – Durban, ZA – Winston Pub
6/05 – East London, ZA – Raggies
6/06 – Grahamstown, ZA – Slipstream Sports Bar
6/07 – Port Elizabeth, ZA – Jesters
6/08 – Cape Town, ZA – Roar
6/09 – Stellenbosch, ZA – Aandklas
6/16 – Alberton, ZA – Sundowners