The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die's New Album Took Its Name from 'Dark Souls'

The band will bring 'Illusory Walls' to Toronto on tour this November
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die's New Album Took Its Name from 'Dark Souls'
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die have shared details of a new album. The American emo outfit will share their fourth LP Illusory Walls digitally on October 8 through Epitaph, ahead of a vinyl release on December 3. 

Following 2017's Always Foreign, the 11-song Illusory Walls takes its title from an element of 2011 video game Dark Souls that, as vocalist/guitarist David F. Bello explains, "refers to a hidden surface that seems to prevent entry, but upon inspection is nothing more than a visual illusion."

"Invading the World of the Guilty as a Spirit of Vengeance" — the title of which is another Dark Souls reference — is the first album track to arrive. In-game, it's the title of a gameplay mechanic in which the player must seek revenge on a character for compromising their home base, while the song's lyrics question the continued corporate dominance over all aspects of our lives.

Alongside the album news, TWIABP have mapped out a North American tour for this October and November, which will see them make a lone stop in Canada. The band will play Toronto's Lee's Palace on November 6. Further ticketing information can be found through the band's website.


Illusory Walls:

1. Afraid to Die
2. Queen Sophie for President
3. Invading the World of the Guilty as a Spirit of Vengeance
4. Blank // Drone
5. We Saw Birds through the Hole in the Ceiling
6. Died in the Prison of the Holy Office
7. Your Brain Is a Rubbermaid
8. Blank // Worker
9. Trouble
10. Infinite Josh
11. Fewer Afraid

Tour dates:

10/12 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10/13 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/15 Orlando, FL - Soundbar
10/16 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/17 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/19 Austin, TX - The Parish Room
10/20 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
10/22 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
10/23 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
10/24 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/26 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/27 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/30 Denver, CO - Globe Hall
10/31 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
11/02 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
11/03 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11/04 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
11/05 Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
11/06 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11/07 Buffalo, NY - Rec Room
11/09 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
11/10 Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
11/11 Boston, MA -Brighton Music Hall
11/12 Philadelphia, PA - The Church
11/13 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
11/14 Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes