Today, Alabama metalcore outfit, Gideon, shared the pummeling second single “BITE DOWN” that also serves as the album close for their fifth full-length, Out of Control, due out October 11th via Equal Vision Records. Following the release of their critically-acclaimed and fan-beloved lead single, “TAKE ME”, “BITE DOWN” shows just how heavy Gideon will be taking things across the twelve tracks offered up on their upcoming album. This latest track doesn’t just overwhelm the listener with heaviness, it also mixes all of the new influences that fans can expect to hear throughout Out Of Control, mixed tightly with their no holds barred attitude.
In support of the album the band will be hitting the road with The Devil Wears Prada and Norma Jean in the US this October before they head to Europe with Stray From The Path in December. You can pre-order the album here and listen to “BITE DOWN” here.

From a very early age, most of us are molded by the traditions of our upbringing. While there are undeniable benefits to tradition, often the fear of bucking against the expectations they create prevent us from pursuing our personal truth. Growing up in the deep south, the members of Gideon spent years letting these mental fences dictate their creative direction. On their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Out of Control, the band is no longer allowing themselves to be put in a box, sonically or topically, to fit what is expected of them. Enhanced by it’s eclectic array of musical influences such as a heavy dose of 90’s and 2000’s nu metal, clear inflections of outlaw country, and hip hop, Out of Control is a powerful statement regarding who the members of Gideon really are and where they come from.

The members of Gideon – Daniel McWhorter (Vocals), Tyler Riley (Guitar), Jake Smelley (Drums) and Caleb DeRusha (Bass) – have encountered a myriad of cultures while touring the world in support of their music. These opportunities led to the realization that open-mindedness and acceptance are important aspects of developing your own perspective. As a result, they’ve grown away from their roots as a “Christian Metalcore” band. Through their last three records, this transition becomes apparent. On 2014’s Calloused, the band offered glimpses into their internal struggle with being a “Christian” band. By the release of Cold in 2017, they emerged more bitter and aggressive; defiant in the face of expectations. Finally, Out of Control finds the band breaking free of all previous restraints as they craft a diverse record unlike anything they’ve ever released.

Out of Control Tracklist:

1. welcome to s town
4. 2 CLOSE ft Drew York
11. out of control

Tour dates:

w/ The Devil Wears Prada & Norma Jean
10/19 – St Louis, MO @ Ready Room
10/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/22 – Denver, CO @ Summit
10/23 – Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex
10/24 – Las Vegas @ Vinyl
10/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/26 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
10/27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/28 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
10/31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11/2 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/5 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/6 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
11/7 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/8 – Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls Theater
11/9 – Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
11/10 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/13 -New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

w/ Stray From the Path, The Devil Wears Prada
12/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Asylum
12/03 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
12/04 – Glasgow, UK @ G2
12/05- Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
12/06 – London, UK @ Islington Academy
12/07 – Southampton, UK @ The Loft
12/08 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
12/09 – Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
12/10 – Zürich, CH @ Dynamo
12/11 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
12/12 – Antwerp, BE @ Zappa
12/13 – Köln, DE @ Club Volta
12/14 – Herford, DE @ Krampus Fest
12/15 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Knockdown Festival
12/16 – München, DE @ Backstage
12/17 – Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
12/18 – Wien, AT @ Flex
12/19 – Nürnberg, DE @ Z-Bau
12/20 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island
12/21 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
12/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Logo