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

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 3, 2021

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

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