Easter Is Cancelled

Easter Is Cancelled is the sixth studio album by the British hard rock band the Darkness. It was released on 4 October 2019 through Canary Dwarf and Cooking Vinyl.

Easter Is Cancelled
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Studio album by
Released4 October 2019 (2019-10-04)
Length38:50
LabelCanary Dwarf, Cooking Vinyl
ProducerThe Darkness
The Darkness chronology
Live at Hammersmith
(2018)
Easter Is Cancelled
(2019)
Singles from Easter Is Cancelled
  1. "Rock and Roll Deserves to Die"
    Released: 6 August 2019
  2. "Heart Explodes"
    Released: 16 August 2019
  3. "Easter Is Cancelled"
    Released: 26 September 2019

BackgroundEdit

The album was first announced on 4 April 2019, via a video published on the bands official YouTube channel, featuring the band members reciting a poem.[1] A few days later they also announced details of a UK headline tour to support the album. The first single from the album, "Rock and Roll Deserves to Die", was released on 6 August 2019, along with an accompanying music video.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]
Classic Rock     [5]
Kerrang!     [6]
Mojo     [7]
Under the Radar5.5/10[8]

The album received generally favourable reviews.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Rock and Roll Deserves to Die" – 5:23
  2. "How Can I Lose Your Love?" – 3:02
  3. "Live 'Til I Die" – 3:32
  4. "Heart Explodes" – 3:47
  5. "Deck Chair" – 2:24
  6. "Easter Is Cancelled" – 4:18
  7. "Heavy Metal Lover" – 4:41
  8. "In Another Life" – 4:01
  9. "Choke on It" – 3:21
  10. "We Are the Guitar Men" – 4:21

Deluxe edition bonus tracks

  1. "Laylow" – 3:23
  2. "Different Eyes" – 2:51
  3. "Confirmation Bias" – 4:35
  4. "Sutton Hoo" – 3:27

Japanese Edition bonus track

  1. "Dancing House" – 1:05

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 22
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 186
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 60
Irish Albums (IRMA)[12] 31
Italian Albums (FIMI)[13] 90
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 48
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 79
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 10
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[17] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Darkness – 'Easter Is Cancelled' new album out October 2019" – via www.youtube.com.
  2. ^ "The Darkness Release New Video For Rock And Roll Deserves To Die". Kerrang!. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Metacritic – Critic Reviews – The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled". AllMusic.
  5. ^ Yates, Henry (October 2019). "The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled". Classic Rock. p. 86.
  6. ^ "The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled". Kerrang!. 12 October 2019. p. 55.
  7. ^ "The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled". Mojo. November 2019. p. 89.
  8. ^ Hall, Michael James (1 October 2019). "The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled". Under the Radar.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 41, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography The Darkness". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 41: del 4.10.2019 al 10.10.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 October 2019.