Hands up who thought the angry young men of Gallows would disappear without a fight once founding frontman Frank Carter decided to quit the hardcore punk heroes?

Well you were wrong. And the band’s pertinently titled EP Death Is Birth – due for release on December 5 – is proof of a quintet less than quietly rising from the ashes of their leader’s high profile exit. 

“With Death Is Birth we’re going back to where we started and working with people we consider Gallows family,” explained guitarist Laurent Barnard.

“The EP is being released on our long-term friend Faz’s record label Thirty Days Of Night and the songs were recorded with The Bronx’s very own Joby Ford.”

“For me this record builds on what I’ve always loved about Gallows,” added new boy and vocal powerhouse Wade MacNeill. “No posturing.  No pretense. Four songs like a kick in the teeth.”

And everybody just loves a kick in the teeth.

A limited edition vinyl version will be released through Thirty Days Of Night Records on the December 13 and is available to pre-order now on the following link:http://thirtydaysofnightrecords.bigcartel.com/

The EP will be available from iTunes from December 5.

Gallows play a sold out show at XOYO in London on December 13 and have added another date at the Kingston Peel on December 14.