Opening a new chapter in their 12-year career, Detroit hardcore collective The Armed – who signed to Sargent House in 2019 – make their return today with revelations aplenty. In addition to unveiling their new lineup, there’s also new music, tour dates & news on their label debut and overall fourth album, ‘ULTRAPOP’, which arrives Friday April 16th.

Accompanying the announcement is a live video for ‘ALL FUTURES’, serving as the first taste of a record which, in guitarist/vocalist Dan Greene’s words, “seeks, in earnest, to create a truly new listener experience. It is an open rebellion against the culture of expectation in “heavy” music. It is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listener experience possible. It’s the harshest, most beautiful, most hideous thing we could make.”

Check out the album tracklisting, details of their personnel shift and a tentative 16-date European tour route below.

01. ‘ULTRAPOP’
02. ‘ALL FUTURES’
03. ‘MASUNAGA VAPORS’
04. ‘A LIFE SO WONDERFUL’
05. ‘AN ITERATION’
06. ‘BIG SHELL’
07. ‘AVERAGE DEATH’
08. ‘FAITH IN MEDICATION’
09. ‘WHERE MAN KNOWS WANT’
10. ‘REAL FOLK BLUES’
11. ‘BAD SELECTION’
12. ‘THE MUSIC BECOMES A SKULL’

Jonni Randall – Vocals/Bass
Chris Slorach – Vocals/Guitar
Dan Greene – Guitar/Vocals
Adam Vallely – Guitar/Vocals
Dan Stolarski – Guitar/Vocals
Clark Huge – Synthesisers
Urian Hackney – Drums
Ben Koller – Drums
Cara Drolshagen – Vocals

October 9th – The Exchange, Bristol
October 10th – Dead Wax, Birmingham
October 11th – Whelan’s, Dublin
October 12th – YES, Manchester
October 13th – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
October 14th – Temple of Boom, Leeds
October 15th – MOTH Club, London
October 16th – The Green Door Store, Brighton
October 18th – TRIX, Antwerp
October 19th – La Cartonnerie, Reims
October 20th – Hydrophone, Lorient
October 21st – Stereolux, Nantes
October 22nd – Le 106, Rouen
October 23rd – La Boule Noire, Paris