The Faint were tired, exhausted... knackered.
Touring 2008's self-released full length 'Fasciinatiion' took the band across the globe, stretching the group to breaking point.
Collapsing into a heap, it seemed as though The Faint wouldn't return. Taking time off, the band explored fresh project, new ways of making music.
But the itch returned. Re-grouping last year, The Faint went back into the studio, and - within three months - emerged with a completely new album.
The cheerfully titled full length 'Doom Abuse' will be released on April 28th via SQE Music.
Check out visceral lead cut 'Help In The Head' below.