Erik “Everlast” Schrody has announced the release of his first album in three years, Songs of the Ungrateful Living, due October 18th via his own imprint Martyr Inc. Records.

The first release on his label, Songs will impact retail in partnership with EMI Music. Described as being “awash in the beats and blues” that earned him a Grammy, the LP is led by the single “I Get By,” which releases to Modern Rock radio on September 12th.

“The music industry has changed tremendously over the years,” says the former House of Pain member in a statement. “This album is particularly important to me to help express the current chaotic human condition we’re all dealing with. With this in mind I made the decision to take control of the situation and start my own label. Songs of the Ungrateful Living is the first album on Martyr Inc. Records in partnership with EMI. Musically and lyrically, this album reflects the diverse musical explorations and personal ebb and flow that I have experienced in recent years.”

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