Crossfade

Crossfade

Crossfade may not have conquered all of its demons, but the band is sounding a vehement battle cry.

The Columbia, S.C., outfit's third album, due on Eleven Seven Music, delves into familiar lyrical themes of betrayal and isolation—but there's also more than a hint of renewal and resolution.

"A lot has changed over the past three years," offers lead vocalist and co-songwriter Ed Sloan. "Being down and out is something I've had to confront like never before. There's been pain, but I've also learned to dwell less on the negative, so there's... more