After laying low last year, Abandon All Ships have hit the ground running with their return to the music scene. The Canadian five-piece released their third full-length album, Malocchio, last month on Universal Music, which debuted on the American iTunes Rock Chart at number nine. With former lead guitarist Kyler Browne reprising his role in the band, the group is setting out to make 2014 their year. The Aquarian spoke with lead vocalist and forming member Angelo Aita about the direction of the new record, their Toronto roots, and the current metalcore scene.
Malocchio marks your third record as a band. How does it differ musically from 2010′s Geeving and 2012′s Infamous?
I think this album is a little bit heavier than the last two, honestly. But it’s still 100 percent Abandon All Ships. We wanted to go a little bit heavier and have some fun with it.
What were your influences during the writing and recording process?
To be honest, I couldn’t pinpoint any real influences. We just kind of went for it.…