With new management, a new video and a new album coming, the boys are back and ready to deliver Long Island metalcore hits.

Trace Your Steps has released a music video for their track, “Animal (Creature of Habit)” from their long-awaited, upcoming album, Beating Hearts and Uncertainty, due out this Spring.

Trace Your Steps guitarist Ian Schneider said, “‘Animal’ is the collaborative effort of everyone in this band, and we felt it captured everything we try to portray in our music, ranging from the chorus to the breakdown.”


Schneider said their live performances influenced the set up of the video. “We consider our live performance to be one of the best parts about our band, we wanted to really be able to showcase that visually, along with the style each of us individually portray,” said Schneider. “We incorporate a lot of different elements into what we create, and we thought this track really showed who we are as a band from every angle.”

The video was directed by Anthony Lopardo at Slate Media while the song was produced by Ian Schneider and Andover Studios and mixed and mastered by Westfall Studios.

Trace Your Steps is a five-piece, Long Island-based metalcore band that formed a few years ago in 2012. Since then, the boys have made a name for themselves playing with many notable acts and touring the northeastern United States. In the last year, the band has gone through a few lineup changes and the group seemed to be missing in action to fans.

“After parting ways with our former drummer, we decided that while we searched for a replacement, we would make sure that this song was the best it could possibly be,” said Schneider, “We really wanted to take our time with this release and put everything we had into it.” This technique seems to be working, as last month the boys signed a deal with Defiled Management fully bringing them back to the scene.

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