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Brothers in qualms: How Pallbearer are taking over the world

A closely-knit four-piece, Arkansas’ Pallbearer have taken their soulful strain of doom beyond the normal enclaves and directly into the hearts of music lovers worldwide

"We all know how important this band is to all of us,” emphasises Brett Campbell, the singer/guitarist who co-founded Pallbearer with bassist buddy Joseph Rowland nearly a decade ago in Little Rock, Arkansas, as he accounts for the creative chemistry that’s propelled them way beyond the traditional boundaries of the doom metal scene. Unusually, in an age when bands can spend over a decade gradually rising from underground anonymity to command the world’s attention, impact was immediate; from their ecstatically received 2012 debut Sorrow And Extinction, Pallbearer swiftly became the hottest name to drop across a wide spectrum of listeners and cultures. And the force that drives and unifies the men behind this rare story is an all-consuming passion for making music.

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