Continuing their onslaught in the local heavy music realm, Filipino metalcore band Fragments are gearing up to release a new single this April, supported by a slew of shows across Metro Manila and beyond.

In conjunction with their recent signing to The Orchard under Sony Music , the band is releasing a new, self-produced single entitled “ALLINSANE” this April 12. In a press release sent to Billboard Philippines, the band revealed that the new track tackles a myriad of themes, including “grappling with one’s sanity, confronting inner turmoil, and navigating the tumultuous journey of self-acceptance amidst chaos.” The new song follows their single “Ratrace”, released last September 29, 2023.

Accompanying the brand-new single is a month-long tour this April to May that the 5-piece metal up-and-comers have curated together. It will see shows in Bacolod, Iloilo, Quezon City, Manila, Marikina, Laguna, Tagaytay, and more. As part of the tour, the band will be holding a launch party for the new single this April 11 at Unknown 13 Pub in Quezon City. They will be joined by artists such as fellow metalcore acts ASTRA and the Japan-based Theo JP, hardcore-thrash fusion group Badwave, rapper Calix, and emo/post-hardcore veterans Chicosci. More details will be announced soon. Watch this space for updates.

Check out the full list of shows for Fragments’ tour in support of “ALLINSANE” below:

  • April 05 – Bacolod
  • April 06 – Iloilo
  • April 11 – Quezon City – Unknown 13 Pub – “ALLINSANE” Single Launch Party
  • April 13 – Manila – Rabbit Hole Manila
  • April 13 – Marikina – Pit88
  • April 20 – Laguna
  • April 27 – TBA
  • May 04 – Tagaytay

Fragments was formed in 2017 and currently consists of vocalist Niko Cezar, bassist Felix Manzanas, drummer Matthew De Mesa, and guitarists Carl Gonzales and Ryan Mitchell. The band is known for their modern take on the metalcore genre as they incorporate electronic and synth elements in their overall aggressive sound coupled with unapologetic and subversive lyricism tackling themes of inner struggles, politics, and religion. Their debut album Transcending Duality was released last January 2021.

Before things get insanely wild with Fragments’ new track, listen to their preceding single “Ratrace” below: