Symphonic melodic death metal act Gone in April have released the first track of their upcoming album Shards of Light, scheduled to be released on September 6th, 2019.

The Canadian-American ensemble created a story rooted in French Canadian folklore and gave it a spin of their own. They collaborated once again with skilled Norwegian director of photography Thomas Mortveit. 

If You Join Me is about choice“, says BĂ©langer Roy, “Realizing that, even when a situation seems hopeless, there is a way out, and it is entirely up to us“.

The band scouted locations with this concept in mind and found the New Manchester Mill Ruins, a mill put to the flame by Union soldiers during the American Civil War, as well as Ramsey House, built at the very end of the 18th century. These locations would be the perfect setting for an old cautionary tale to take place. 

Shards of Light was recorded at WaveTransform Studios, Knoxville, TN, USA, mixed by the legendary Tom Morris (Lacuna Coil, Kreator, Iced Earth, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), also at WaveTransform Studio, and mastered by Yannick St-Amand, Northern Studio, Amos, QC. 

The album is scheduled to be released on September 6th, 2019, a few days before Gone in April takes off to support Eluveitie and Korpiklaani on a four-week North American tour. 

Shards of Light is available for pre-sale through the official WaveTransform store at

Sept. 14 – Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord
Sept. 19 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sept. 21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Sept. 22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Sept. 23 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
Sept. 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Sept. 26 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Sept. 28 – Oakland, CA @ Metro
Sept. 29 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
Sept. 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 1 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct. 3 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Oct. 4 – Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove
Oct. 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Oct. 6 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Oct. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Oct. 8 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
Oct. 9 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
Oct. 11 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct. 12 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
Oct. 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
Oct. 14 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theatre