The Casket Lottery debut first track, ‘In the Branches,’ from new album

The Casket Lottery press shot

Kansas City based indie rock band, The Casket Lottery, will release their first full-length studio album, ‘Real Fear,’ on November 6 via No Sleep Records.  The first track lifted from the album, In the Branches, can be heard exclusively at Alarm Magazine here and you can pre-order the new album today at

According to the label, the album is strapped with an arsenal of moody, abrasive guitars, precision bass lines and mathy drumwork, The Casket Lottery return with their strongest album to date, ‘Real Fear’; a beautifully cathartic, dreary-dreamlike swirl of grooving riffs that intertwine with singer Nathan Ellis’ relentless vocals, transcending into a euphoric intensity for the dark horse album of the fall.

The Casket Lottery Real Fear cover
Track List:
1. Blood on the Handle
2. In the Branches
3. The Moon and The Tide
4. Poor Dorian
5. Pamina
6. Ghost Whiskey
7. Sarastro
8. Baptistina
9. The Door
10. Radiation Bells
11. Real Fear


Preceding the release of ‘Real Fear,’ The Casket Lottery are teaming up with Los Angeles hardcore outfit Touche Amore for a split 7” vinyl/digital release on October 2, which features two new, original recordings and two cover songs from each band.  Additional information is expected to be announced soon.

More About The Casket Lottery? The Casket Lottery formed in 1997 in Kansas City and consists of Ellis, who also is a current member of seminal hardcore band Coalesce, Stacy Hilt, formerly of Coalesce, and Nathan “Jr” Richardson, who previously performed with post-rock band The Appleseed Cast and is a current member of Coalesce.  The group spent the late 90’s and early 2000’s touring the U.S. with bands like Small Brown Bike, Rocky Votolato and Limbeck among others, while releasing a string of full-length albums, EPs, 7”s and splits along the way.  In 2010 the band added guitarist Brent Windler and keyboardist Nick Siegel and set out to record their fifth studio album, “Real Fear”.

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