Today, Newcastle heavy hardcore kings Honest Crooks release the title track from their new album The Sounds Of Hell, out this Friday on EVP Recordings (Psycroptic, Disentomb, Zeolite). The track showcases all the elements of the album. Dark dissonant moments mixed with the brutal heavy hardcore and death metal sound the band are renowned for. The bands “Hell Across Australia” tour kicks off February 16 on the Gold Coast, with special guests Japan’s Kruelty. Full tour details including local supports below.
The Sounds Of Hell premiered on the Knotfest website, check it out HERE
On the title track, vocalist Brodie states “A percentage of the lyrics on this album are about a fictional hell and another percentage are about my own personal hell, a document of some of my lowest lows and worst experiences. This song is an interesting one as I originally thought I was writing it in the context of the fictional hell to fill up the rest of the album. But after some time I realised, I had written a song about a very intense experience I had as a child without consciously knowing it at the time. After a lot of introspection I now see I needed to do that to begin the cathartic process, to address the emotions I buried deep in my subconcious so I can start to move forward from the experience. The addition of having Elliott, Sonya and Peter Gallart feature on the track was also very special to me. I’m grateful to have this song on the record”
The sounds of hell smoulder, the sounds of hell burn, and then the sounds of hell consume you. On their long-awaited debut album The Sounds of Hell, the NSW/ACT based death metal/hardcore group Honest Crooks stand tall as a fully realised band. The pure rage on display is as subtle as a sledgehammer swung from the rooftops, while a deep pain bleeds through every impact. The result of soldiering on through several years of lineup rotations and perseverance over less-than-ideal circumstances, the album sees their sound dig deeper into dark melody than ever before, displaying a perhaps surprisingly deft handle on a style that began as something much more straightforward and ignorant.
Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall gave a nod to Honest Crooks in his shortlist of artists that have delivered definitive albums that have had an impact on the landscape of heavy music both home and abroad. The Parkway Drive frontman gave Knotfest ten bands, ten albums, and a wealth of knowledge on just who from Down Under is destined for the very top.
Read about it HERE
With their style honed through national tours with such American greats as Xibalba, Harms Way and Kublai Khan and Australian peers like Alpha Wolf and Justice For The Damned and having amassed over 1.5 million Spotify streams across 3 EP releases,The Sounds of Hell has the band primed to reach the upper echelons of the heavy music scene.
“HELL ACROSS AUSTRALIA” TOUR
With Special Guests
Thursday Feb 16th – Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast – Tickets
w/ Cold Blood & Entrapment
Friday Feb 17th – Tomcat, Brisbane – Tickets
w/ Shackles & Crossface
Saturday Feb 18th – Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle – Tickets
w/ Splinter & Blind Eye
Sunday Feb 19th – Factory Floor, Sydney – Tickets
w/ Burial Pit & Hell On Earth
Wednesday Feb 22nd – The Basement, Canberra – Tickets
w/ Facecutter & Thantu Thikha
Friday Feb 24th – Workers Club, Melbourne – Tickets
w/ Gravitate, Deliquesce & Tumour
Saturday Feb 25th – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide – Tickets
w/ Winnerz Circle & Bifurcation
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