Miss May I New Album ‘Shadows Inside’ – Across The Ocean

Miss May I New Album ‘Shadows Inside’

The sound and fury of MISS MAY I is deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of a legion of fans.

These are people from different backgrounds, of different ages, with diverse life experience, who all come together and connect with MISS MAY I’s combination of brutal proficiency and impassioned delivery. The five-piece powerhouse, from the fertile metalcore grounds of America’s heartland, have become an integral part of the worldwide heavy music community, transcending boundaries and limitations, galvanizing crowds, and energizing each person they encounter.

The band’s brand new album, Shadows Inside, doubles as monster riff-fest and forcefully vocal driven statement shaped by changes both within and without. Make no mistake this isn’t an about-face album full of contrived sentiment or glossy emptiness. It’s a record where the band challenged each other to work from outside of their comfort zone, to really hone in on what makes MISS MAY I vital, and deliver something fully authentic and raw. On the road with friends and peers like AUGUST BURNS RED, PARKWAY DRIVE, BLESSTHEFALL, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, WE CAME AS ROMANS, and WHITECHAPEL, MISS MAY I bring devastating fury onstage and good natured charm offstage.

They’ve held their own as support for rock radio hit makers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and as headliners on the Alternative Press Tour. This is a band with diverse appeal; they fine-tune their punishing metallic assault with an almost “pop” sensibility when it comes to catchy memorability. The official music videos for MISS MAY I singles including ‘Death less’, ‘Echoes’, ‘Relentless Chaos’, ‘Forgive and Forget’, ‘Hey Mister’, ‘Masses of a Dying Breed’ and ‘Day By Day’ account for roughly 50 million views on YouTube, to say nothing of the fan made videos, live clips, cover versions, and audio streams. Those same anthems have been played millions of times more across streaming services and social media, embedded in the musical DNA of a generation of contemporaries and fans. Nick Sampson (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BORN OF OSIRIS, IN FEAR AND FAITH), who worked alongside Sturgis on Deathless, took the reigns of the instrumental section of MISS MAY I’s new album with the instrumental members in the Midwest.

Benton collaborated with producer Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, EMMURE, CROWN THE EMPIRE), who brought out the best vocal performances of the young singer’s career thus far. Working in California, the pair was able to communicate ideas to the band back in their Michigan studio, where they’d reshape and refine the songs, until they were perfect. This process, unlike anything MISS MAY I had attempted before,  resulted in their most fully realized album yet. Mixed by Andrew Wade (A DAY TO REMEMBER, THE WORLD ALIVE, NECK DEEP), the band’s first record for SharpTone is truly the best of everything before, with new ambition and confidence.

Shadows Inside is a monster of an album and a long time coming. MISS MAY I celebrates a decade of savage metalcore and soaring melodic refrains, newly revitalized, and poised for an insurgent career renaissance; armed with unmistakable power, road hardened experience, a steadily building catalogue, and unrelenting spirit, supported by a diehard community.