Silent Planet return with their brand new single ‘Panopticon’ today, their first taste of new music following the band's 2020 single 'Trilogy' and Redux edition of The Night God Slept.
Of the new release, Silent Planet frontman Garrett Russell shares:
“‘Panopticon’ paints a dystopian view of the future - one where technological advances have pacified the human spirit and made us apathetic in the face of an increasingly malevolent, post-singularity AI that was developed under the premise of security... ultimately becoming a tyrannical overlord," adding:
"To communicate the story of humanity and its traditions being outmoded, we challenged ourselves to write a song with no guitar. Using only bass, electronic elements, and percussion - we developed this track over the course of the summer."
Since forming in 2009, Silent Planet have steadily gained traction from playing local venues throughout California and expanding to the DIY touring scene throughout the US. Over the past 10+ years, the band have gained prominence thanks to their vast array of influences, anchored by Russell’s master's degree in psychology and field experience as a mental health therapist. This is a band that continually reaches into the hearts and minds of their fans for a connection unlike many others.
Stay tuned for more from Silent Planet.
KNOTFEST, the unstoppable global festival brand from multi-platinum metal icons, SLIPKNOT, has revealed its scheduled return to South America today with the announcement of KNOTFEST Chile, taking place on December 11th, 2022 at Estadio Monumental, Santiago and the announcement of the first ever KNOTFEST Brasil, set to take place on December 18th, 2022 at Sambódromo Do Anhembi, São Paulo. Tickets and VIP packages for both events go on sale on August 19th, 2021 at 10am local time from KnotfestBrasil.com and KnotfestChile.com respectively.
Both events will feature headline performances from SLIPKNOT with the line-up for Chile also featuring MR. BUNGLE, BRING ME THE HORIZON, TRIVIUM, SEPULTURA and VENDED and the line-up for Brasil also featuring BRING ME THE HORIZON, MR BUNGLE, TRIVIUM, SEPULTURA, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, VENDED, PROJECT46, ARMORED DAWN with more acts to be announced for both.
SLIPKNOT will be hitting the road once again next month beginning with the highly anticipated, home-state event - KNOTFEST Iowa taking place at the National Balloon Classic Field in Indianola on September 25th. A gargantuan festival line-up will join them, featuring FAITH NO MORE, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, $UICIDE BOY$, GOJIRA, TRIVIUM, TECH N9NE, FEVER 333, KNOCKED LOOSE, TURNSTILE, GATECREEPER and VENDED. The 18-legged juggernaut will then make its way across North America on the KNOTFEST Roadshow tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FEVER 333 and CODE ORANGE which culminates in California with KNOTFEST Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium, featuring BRING ME THE HORIZON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FEVER 333 and CODE ORANGE and a special performance from fire-breathing, girl-gang dance troupe, THE CHERRY BOMBS.
SLIPKNOT recently announced their return to the studio, where they’re working on new material to follow 2019’s critically lauded, We Are Not Your Kind album. The current collection is highlighted by the singles, Nero Forte, Solway Firth, and the LP’s lead track, Unsainted. The three tracks feature an M. Shawn Crahan-directed official music video, each of which trended worldwide on YouTube (all videos) upon release - with Unsainted at #1 globally for a full 24 hours.
Stay up to date on all things KNOTFEST over at Knotfest.com and by following on socials.
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Buffalo-based hardcore heroes Every Time I Die have just announced their highly anticipated ninth studio album Radical out 22nd October 2021 via Epitaph. Produced by Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, The Amity Affliction), Radical is the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Low Teens.
Today, the band shares “Post-Boredom,” a mixture of the nihilistic realism and persistent irritated optimism that powered punk rock in the late ‘70s and post-hardcore in the early ‘90s. "’Post-Boredom’ was the first song I ever wrote that gave me the feeling of real Truth,” explains vocalist Keith Buckley. “I wasn't hiding any secret confessions in metaphors, I was very much fed up with living an unfulfilling life and felt that I needed a death (either figuratively or literally) in order to have a fighting chance at finding new meaning. I see this song from a distance. It's reflective but also, finally, detached. not a full ego death, but indicative that the process needed to start immediately in my own life. If you read the lyrics and it resonates with you, then you also need to recognize that you might be feeling unseen in your current form. So, what are YOU going to do about it if given the gift of death?"
While inspired by the unrest and upheaval around the world over the past five years, Radical focuses on humanity, decency, self-worth, and even a bit of spirituality more so than politics.
“I’m dealing with difficult matters this time that isn’t only personal for me but are also universal and more communal experiences,” Keith explains. “The songs are realistic in that they acknowledge that things require a lot of work. But it’s ultimately a very hopeful and uplifting record.”
Radical is 16 tracks of peak-ETID, alchemized by a swampy summoning of southern rock and coarse poetry, the music swirls beneath sardonic and clever wordplay, cementing the band as leaders, not followers.
A Colossal Wreck
All This And War
Thing With Feathers
We Go Together
The band will be touring the UK early next year. Tickets are on sale now. Supporting them on the tour will be The Bronx, Jesus Piece and Sanction
For more information, visit https://everytimeidie.net/.
EVERY TIME I DIE TOUR DATES
26th January Bristol UK @ Motion (rescheduled date & venue)
27th January Brighton UK @ Chalk
28th January Nottingham UK @ Rock City
29th January Manchester UK @ O2 Ritz
30th January Liverpool UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
1st February Glasgow UK @ SWG3 Galvanizers
2nd February Newcastle UK @ Boiler Shop
3rd February Leeds UK @ Stylus
4th February Southampton UK @ Engine Rooms (new show added)
5th February London UK @ Roundhouse
Every Time I Die is Keith Buckley (vocals), Jordan Buckley (guitar), Andy Williams (guitar), Steve Micciche (bass), and Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (drums).
Powerhouse emo quintet Mayday Parade release their brand-new single, “Bad At Love,” via Rise Records. Listen HERE and watch the music video HERE.
Shot in California and directed by Katharine White, the accompanying visual shows a couple at a turning point in their relationship. Emotional vignettes of their journey are shown on television screens in an otherwise empty home, matching the mood of the song. The new single, which premiered on KROQ Sunday, August 15, is a stark contrast to the recently-released anthemic track “Kids of Summer,” which was written about the band’s carefree summers on the Van’s Warped Tour. Both songs are just a small taste of more music coming soon on the horizon.
Since their formation, Mayday Parade have sold over 1.6 million albums in the U.S. inclusive of 675 million streams across their catalog, earning their spot as a household name in the industry. With a certified Gold album and countless global tours under their belt, the band shows no signs of slowing down as their fanbase continues to grow. Recently, their debut album A Lesson In Romantics has found new life on TikTok, with fans using the original tracks in their content as well as creating their own cover versions, some amassing millions of views.
The new songs arrive on the heels of the band’s recent fall headline tour announcement. Mayday Parade will make their triumphant return to the stage beginning September 8 with a two-week run featuring support from Microwave. In addition to the headline dates, Mayday Parade will appear at numerous festivals this year including Riot Fest (Chicago, IL), Four Chord Music Fest (Pittsburgh, PA), Furnace Festival (Birmingham, AL), Nova Rock Festival (Austria), Greenfield Festival (Switzerland), Hurricane Festival (Germany), and Southside Festival (Germany), with more to come soon.
2020 marked a stark departure for the Tallahassee, FL band, who typically play several festivals and hundreds of shows across North America and internationally each year. After spending most of the year apart, the band – Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, and Jeremy Lenzo – got together for two special virtual show events, starting with the Out of Here Session in October, followed by the Anywhere But Here Session which highlighted a front-to-back performance of their 2009 sophomore LP Anywhere But Here.
The Killers’ new album, Pressure Machine, is out now on Island Records. Their seventh studio album, Pressure Machine follows last year’s critically-acclaimed Imploding The Mirage, which gave the band a record-breaking sixth consecutive UK #1. Like its predecessor, the album was co-produced by the band, Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen). The release comes along with an animated video for the song, Quiet Town, as well as the final instalment in a series of trailers filmed by Danny Clinch and featuring music and spoken interludes from the album.
LISTEN TO PRESSURE MACHINE HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR QUIET TOWN HERE
WATCH THE NEW LP TRAILER HERE
1. West Hills
2. Quiet Town
3. Terrible Thing
6. Runaway Horses (featuring Phoebe Bridgers)
7. In The Car Outside
8. In Another Life
9. Desperate Things
10. Pressure Machine
11. The Getting By
When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the promotional run and worldwide tour for Imploding the Mirage, “everything came to this grinding halt,” says frontman Brandon Flowers. “And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.” Indeed, for the first time since 2004, the relentless momentum and pressures of being in a globally-renowned, stadium-shaking band stopped. Enter Pressure Machine: a view into the everyday realities of a small American town with a stark, tough beauty, and The Killers’ most restrained and resonant album yet.
A quieter, character-study-driven album, Pressure Machine lives squarely in Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah, a close-knit community of 5300 people with no traffic lights, a rubber plant, wheat fields, and the West Hills. Nephi is the place Flowers spent his formative years (10-16), saying “had it not been for advancements in the automotive industry, Nephi in the 90s could have been the 1950s.” The album’s songs are based on the memories and stories of people that impacted him growing up, interspersed with commentary from current Nephi locals about their town. “We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” says the band’s drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. “And during Covid-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.” Concurs Flowers, “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” he says, “many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”
The resulting record is an aural document of growing up - and living - in the American Southwest, told from a myriad of perspectives. For the first time in his life, Flowers had complete lyrics before a note of music was put to tape. No stranger to inhabiting different characters in songs, on Pressure Machine he steps into the shoes of some of the people whose lives he watched unfold as a teen. The album weaves the threads of Flowers’ signature lyricism throughout his career into a perfect whole culminating in the most elegant album The Killers have ever made.
Through its characters and also its title, the album squares up to the unbending pressure of the American dream compounded by religious disenchantment. A born optimist, moments of beauty inevitably shine out of the grief of Flowers's songs: the healing arrival of summer, the first crop of hay, sweeter skies. Pressure Machine’s stories detail the real life personal battles, overwhelming regrets, local tragedies, and the opioid epidemic that hit Flowers’ hometown, as well as every hometown in America. Flowers sings about the choices people make, for better and for worse, and the consequences of those choices; the ones who were left behind, and the ones that can’t be forgotten.
Pressure Machine’s album cover image was shot on the highway just outside Nephi, taken as photographer Wes Johnson passed a roadside inspirational display set up by a local Baptist church. Johnson took dozens of incredible images of Flowers’ hometown throughout the early part of 2021, many of which are featured in the album’s packaging for the physical edition.
The Killers will be heading back to the road to celebrate both Pressure Machine and Imploding The Mirage, along with their much-loved catalogue of global hits, later this year. The band’s UK stadium tour, originally planned for summer 2020, now takes place in May/June 2022. Click HERE for a full list of upcoming tour dates.
Crown The Empire have dropped brand new track 'In Another Life' today. The song features an incredible guest vocal performance from Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox which perfectly compliments Crown The Empire's signature sound of massive, angular riffs, a pummellingly heavy rhythm section, sweeping electronic elements and the compelling light vs dark interplay of Andy Leo's emotionally-charged clean vocals and Hayden Tree's visceral screams.
The song release is accompanied by an official music video which can be watched here
Speaking on the inspiration for the song, vocalist Andy Leo shares: "In Another Life" was the first song we wrote while working on our new album in the studio. The idea initially started because I was talking with a friend of mine about how we both had just gotten out of serious relationships during the pandemic. These relationships that were once comforting and safe now felt confining.
Because of COVID, my life got completely derailed and I was getting very little sleep. My entire identity was so wrapped up in my ability to sing and tour the world that having that taken away from me made me feel like a ghost.
Over the course of the next year I started having crazy dreams and seeing strange things around my house. One night I saw feet running up and down the stairs but brushed it off, telling myself I was just imagining things. But then another night my producer came over and mentioned he saw a girl walking up and down the stairs.
After some research, I found out there had been an actress from the 1920's who lived in my house. She was a huge partier, slept very few hours, and was even close to the same age as me when she died. I really connected with her story and it inspired me to write this song.
We thought Courtney from Spiritbox would be the perfect fit for a guest feature and she crushed it. We’re so stoked to have her on “In Another Life.”
Courtney LaPlante adds “I'm excited for you to hear this new song, I’m happy to be a part of it and it’s been stuck in my head for the last four months, now it’s time for it to get stuck in yours!”
Crown the Empire have steadily established themselves over the past decade as a force of nature in the rock world. They have shared stages with A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, Underoath, and more, all the while earning press praise from Alternative Press, Billboard, Kerrang!, Nylon, Rock Sound, and more. Their 2019-released hit "BLURRY (out of place)" ascended to No. 1 on SiriusXM's Octane and landed on the Big Uns of 2019 list. Crown the Empire have also tallied over 591 million streams and 98 million YouTube views.
CROWN THE EMPIRE ARE:
Andy Leo — Vocals
Brandon Hoover — Guitar
Hayden Tree — Bass
Brent Taddie — Drums
Los Angeles-based, Australian-born trio Chase Atlantic have unveiled their latest music video for hit single “OHMAMI” today. Taking viewers through a Tarantino-inspired story reminiscent of movies like Blow and Wolf of Wall Street and everyone’s favorite video game GTA Vice City, the music video showcases Mitchel Cave, Clinton Cave and Christian Anthony in their most creative roles to date. Inspired by the ‘fast life’ aesthetic of events which took place between the early eighties to late nineties, “OHMAMI” was directed and edited by Chase Atlantic themselves, further cementing their dedication and desire to be involved in every step of the creative process.
Watch the video for OHMAMI HERE
The track, released earlier this summer, has gained its place at the top of TikTok and streaming charts alike, with over 24 Million streams worldwide and 27.7K uses on the viral social media platform. Forever pushing boundaries and constantly failing to be placed in a box, Chase Atlantic propelled themselves forward again with this Spanish-influence track that ties in pop sensibilities and a heart-pounding breakdown.
"It's the type of song that allows you to really feel yourself, to actually feel alive," the band says. "Yet, at the same time, it provides an escape from reality. Even if it's just momentarily, you can feel the effect of the song lingering in the brain like audible drugs."
Chase Atlantic is continuing their ascent into the music and pop culture stratosphere. They recently covered Alternative Press and Rock Sound and have garnered critical acclaim from Ones to Watch, Billboard and Pop Dust. The trio has reached a monumental 7.1M monthly listeners on Spotify and continues to garner hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok.
The band has toured in over 15 countries, selling out venues such as Webster Hall in New York, Kentish Town Forum in the UK and The Regent Theater in Los Angeles, in addition to gracing the stages of high-profile festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Reading and Leeds.
Chase Atlantic’s Fearless Records debut BEAUTY IN DEATH, which landed at No. 2 on the Alternative New Artist Chart, is out now. The band has accumulated over half-a-billion domestic streams across all platforms, including 68 million for BEAUTY IN DEATH.
PREVIOUS CHASE ATLANTIC MUSIC DROPS:
"OUT THE ROOF"
In just 9 days, the Metal Tour Of The Year co-headlined by MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD will lay waste to cities across North America as the highly anticipated trek finally hits the road. MEGADETH have today announced that joining them to take care of bass duties for this tour will be former MEGADETH member, James LoMenzo.
Speaking on today's announcement, Dave Mustaine shares
“I’m happy to announce that former bassist and Megadeth alumni James LoMenzo has graciously stepped in on the Metal Tour of The Year. Tour rehearsals just began, and we cannot wait to start crushing North America.”
James LoMenzo adds
“I’m super stoked to be rejoining Megadeth for the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year. There are no better fans than Megadeth fans, I can’t wait to get out there and shred some Megadeth music with you all.”
Rounding out the line-up for this most epic tour are TRIVIUM and HATEBREED, making these THE must see shows of 2021 for metalheads nationwide. Produced by Live Nation, the mammoth, rescheduled tour will now kick off on Friday, August 20th in Austin, TX and hit a further 27 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, QC on Saturday, October 2nd. Tickets and VIP packages for this metal extravaganza are on-sale now from LiveNation.com. With tickets shifting fast and MEGADETH VIP packages almost sold-out, you don't want to miss this one. This weekend only – get 2 tickets for $39+fees for a select number of shows*** on the Metal Tour of the Year!
For those in the Nashville area, Dave Mustaine will make a special appearance at Frugal MacDoogal in Nashville on Saturday, August 14th from 3pm – 6pm CST for a special wine tasting affair and bottle signing. For details visit houseofmustaine.com.
Full tour itinerary below.
Megadeth and Lamb of God 2021 North American Tour Dates:
Fri Aug 20 Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sat Aug 21 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun Aug 22 Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 24 El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Wed Aug 25 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Aug 27 Denver, CO - Ball Arena
Sun Aug 29 Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Federal Theatre
Tue Aug 31 Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Wed Sep 01 Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 02 Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion***
Sat Sep 04 Portland, OR - Moda Center
Sun Sep 05 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre***
Thu Sep 09 Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago***
Sat Sep 11 Danville, VA - Blue Ridge Festival*
Sun Sep 12 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Mon Sep 13 Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion
Wed Sep 15 Camden, NJ - B&T Pavilion***
Thu Sep 16 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center***
Sat Sep 18 Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center***
Sun Sep 19 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre***
Mon Sep 20 Cincinnati, ON - PNC Pavilion
Wed Sep 22 Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP***
Fri Sep 24 Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 25 Indianola, IA - Knotfest Iowa**
Sun Sep 26 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis***
Tue Sep 28 Minneapolis, MN - Armory
Thu Sep 30 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Fri Oct 01 Laval, QC - Place Bell
Sat Oct 02 Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.
**Festival Date, Knotfest Iowa does not include Hatebreed
It was over 30 years ago that Dave Mustaine founded MEGADETH, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts like their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and 1986’s seminal Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?.
MEGADETH have taken their place as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts—not to mention among its most successful. They have gone on to sell more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track “Dystopia,” 12 GRAMMY® nominations, and scoring five consecutive platinum albums. With sheer determination and a relentless recording and touring schedule, MEGADETH worked their way up from headlining clubs to headlining arenas, festival and stadiums, cementing a legacy that continues to grow and spread throughout the world. MEGADETH are slated to release their 16th studio album later this year.
Lamb Of God Photo Credit: Travis Shin
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Josh Wilbur as producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200.
Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six additional Top 15 positions.
In 2020 LAMB OF GOD released their critically acclaimed self-titled opus, the band's best work to date, featuring new drummer Art Cruz, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.
ARCHITECTS have announced the rescheduled dates for their UK headline tour to May 2022
You can see the band at the following dates:
2nd May 20221 Leeds, First Direct Arena
3rd May 2022 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
5th May 2022 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
6th May London, Alexandra Palace
8th May 2022 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Tickets on general sale now - HERE
You can also watch the band discussing their new album with Daniel P Carter, in great length and details in the beautiful surroundings of Abbey Road Studios. The two part interview can be viewed HERE PART 1 and HERE PART 2.
The new album 'For Those That Wish To Exist' is the band's first UK number one and had 16.5 million streams within the first week.
Live wise, ARCHITECTS have just performed at a handful of very special, incredibly intimate shows at Pryzm in Kingston (for Banquet Records), in Liverpool (O2 Academy 2) and Leeds (Stylus). The shows went on sale around album release and all sold out in under 3 seconds. Their recent single 'Meteor' was on the Radio 1 A-List for 5 weeks and the band were invited on to the Radio 1 Rock Show for a very special take over, that you can listen to - HERE
ARCHITECTS is vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Ali Dean and
guitarists Josh Middleton and Adam Christianson.
Hawthorne Heights have released brand new single The Rain Just Follows Me, which is taken off the upcoming album of the same name. The Rain Just Follows Me album is released the 10th September 2021 via Pure Noise Records
Speaking about the the new single singer JT Woodruff said “I really wanted to name this album after those lyrics. It perfectly described what I’ve been going through. During the day, everything seems totally fine, but when I lay down and turn out the lights, my world comes crashing down. If this happens on tour or at home, I usually just think of the coast. I think of the way I feel, watching pelicans on the pier. And usually everything will stabilise, but for some reason nothing was working. When you’re gone for months out of the year, it starts to feel normal. Your entire family and circle of friends have to rearrange their lives to stay connected to yours. And as much as this seems like a woe is me, touring band sob story, it really isn’t about that at all. It’s about how our society has taught us to work ourselves to exhaustion, and at the end of day, our prize is an early grave.”
Listen to The Rain Just Follows Me HERE
The 11-track record, produced by Grammy-winner Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Megadeth), stands as some of Woodruff’s most resonant writing to date, as he unravels themes of both physical and emotional distance from his wife and daughter in Ohio as well as personal identity as the front man of as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium.
“The most unbelievable part of this story is that this entire album was written and recorded BEFORE the pandemic,” singer JT Woodruff shares. “All of this darkness and turmoil is basically a summation of the coldest and loneliest nights I’ve tried to reconcile for the past 17 years.”
Eager to hit the studio again as soon as possible after their 2018 release Bad Frequencies – and probably a bit naïve about how much they could physically take – the writing sessions for LP8 took place in unusual places: in sound checks and dressing rooms, in far-flung rehearsal studios after marathon overnight drives. Hawthorne Heights weren’t just burning the candle at both ends; they were splitting it in two, then letting the flames engulf the smaller pieces completely.
The Rain Just Follows Me can be pre-ordered at https://smarturl.it/hawthorneheightsoh and will also be released in stores with limited edition vinyl variants on 22nd October 2021.
The Rain Just Follows Me Track List
The Rain Just Follows Me
Tired And Alone
Thunder In Our Hearts
Spray Paint It Black
Palm Canyon Drive
Words Can't Hurt
Bambarra Beach (The End)Most of all, this upcoming release is quintessentially Hawthorne Heights. It’s who they’ve always been – they just needed to push down the heartache and strife long enough to rediscover those intangible characteristics.
“We want to create the best songs that are accurate depictions of our lives and connect to other people through our songs,” Woodruff says. “I hope this record helps people understand that others out there are thinking like them – and thinking about them. Everyone gets poured on in life; we just want to provide an umbrella.”
Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums).
Throughout their long and storied career as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium, the quartet have overcome obstacles at every turn – but these roadblocks always seemed to come from external forces, from unscrupulous record labels and the shifting whims of fickle audiences to unimaginable personal tragedy threatening to derail them.
Despite the odds, Hawthorne Heights have overcome it all: earning two Gold albums (2004’s The Silence In Black And White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely), penning some of the genre’s most well-known songs (“Ohio Is For Lovers,” “Saying Sorry”), and remaining a hard-touring act nearly two decades after forming in Dayton, Ohio.