Exclusive: The Letter Black Premiere New Song, “Sick Charade”

In the two years since The Letter Black released their debut album, Hanging On by a Thread, they’ve toured almost nonstop and released two EPs, Hanging On by a Thread Sessions Vol. 1 and 2. But fans are eager for a proper new full-length. That wait will be over in early 2013, when the band drops its followup. In anticipation of that release, The Letter Black are premiering a new song, “Sick Charade,” from the album right here right now. Check it out below, read what frontwoman Sarah Anthony has to say about the song, and let us know what you think in the comments. For the latest news on the band, follow them on Facebook.

REVOLVER What’s “Sick Charade” about?
SARAH ANTHONY This song is about hypocritical people. It’s about those who say one thing and do another. In this song, I talk about my decision to not follow those types of people anymore and hopefully challenge the listener to decide whether or not they will.

What was the inspiration?
Musically, Rage Against the Machine. Lyrically, life experiences. Too many to list.

What part of it did you guys come up with first?
Mark [Anthony, guitarist] came up with the guitar riff first. That’s how most of our songs start. It sets the tone and mood for the lyrical content.

Was it easy or hard to write and record?
This song was surprisingly easy all around. We had a blast recording it.

How is the new album coming along?
We actually recorded earlier this summer and just received the mixes from David Bendeth. That guy is magic behind a mixing console! We are so stoked for it to get released.

How would you describe it compared to your previous music?
This release is way more mature and in your face than the last record. We also feel it’s more aggressive. Also, the overall theme is more cohesive and less sporadic.


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  • Fernando Silva Hildebrandt

    RATM? Really? You cannot start your career talking like that about a BAND like RATM. Please, go learn some before speak, and please… do some rock with blood.

    • Johnny H.

      Pretty sure she meant RATM inspired the tone of the song musically, not that RATM are hypocrites. The musical tone and lyrical tone are two different things.

      • http://www.facebook.com/JollyRoger105 Reed Brown

        That’s exactly what she said. EVERYONE: Please read what was written BEFORE you post negative feeback.

    • Jeff

      Fernando, read before your post. It plainly says “Rage Against The Machine” is a musical influence!. Also, Rage Against The Machine writes heavy songs in this style. It’s a compliment, dude.

      • Amy Nale

        Fernando, it’s obvious Jeff and Johnny are right. The band was influenced by Rage. So, YOU go learn some before YOU speak. lol

  • Paul


  • Slayer_4758

    This would make for a really cool video. Love what this song is saying.

  • Lecrazy

    Dang, 2013 can’t come fast enough. Hardcore.

    • Lecrazy

      And SO glad Sarah kept the screams for this album. That was the best part of HOBAT.

  • HardRockFan

    Can’t say its my favorite but still pretty bad ass

  • Danielle

    love the new song :)

  • Abbie

    sounds great guys, I love the aggression!! Can’t wait for the album release!

  • Travis

    Love it! Can’t wait for the new album

  • Patricia

    So refreshing to hear something with meaning. Love the lyrics/message.

  • Debra

    awesome ! I love it!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ursula.r.j Ursula Rodrigues Whosoever

    I love The Letter Black! COME TO RIO DE JANEIRO *-* Jesus bless ♥

  • Randy E.

    easily one of my favorite songs I’ve heard in the last few years. INTENSE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/devilsremains Marlon Moreno

    Definitively an awesome song, the riffs at the beginning do not rush us. I s refreshing and it has the potential to become a hit. The screams at the end are just what you could call eargasmic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Konetsco/100002465122187 Jeremy Konetsco

    Thanks to Revolver for introducing me to another great band.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.woolford1 Dean Woolford

    Roll On 2013, Some things can’t come soon enough !

  • Nicolas

    thanks you so much for your new song , it’s the heaven , please come in France , kiss

  • http://www.facebook.com/rubens.paixao.5 Rubens Paixão

    ooow nossa q feraa Brasil!

  • Jacob Henderson

    Why isn’t this song everywhere? It’s easily one of the coolest songs I’ve heard in a long time. The lyrics and riffage are out of this world. Thanks Revolver for turning me on to them.

  • Q Ball

    It almost reads like it’s about corrupted Christianity. Planting seeds and praying on your knees is common doctrine.

  • Paula Ryuuzaki

    Perfect band!! (Brasil)

  • just a notch down

    Any chance this song will have a version w/o the screaming. Love the meaning of the song…the lyrics are important but can be used to minister to a wider range of people if the words were not lost in the screaming. Just a 1/2 notch down;)