Windwaker announce new album ‘HYPERVIOLENCE’ and share single “Break The Rules”


Melbourne metalcore outfit Windwaker are pleased to announce their new album HYPERVIOLENCE, which arrives July 12 via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Fearless Records. Pre-order it here.

Today, the band has shared the video for the industrial-tinged banger Break the Rules. With its heavy artillery riffing and bouncy, cadenced vocal style, it’s on its way to becoming one of the hard rock jams of the summer! Watch it here.

“‘Break the Rules’ explores the exchange between two different personalities and the prospect of living life to its fullest,” the band shares. “One side is wild and willing to act out regardless of consequence, encouraging the other, who is more reserved and considerate, but ultimately unable to live beyond the rules of society (and therefore unable to live care-free like the former). To put it plainly, it’s a conversation between an introvert and an extrovert trying to highlight why their way of life is superior to the other, all while accepting the benefit to both approaches.”

Shattering all restraint, Windwaker tear at the seams of their sonic boundaries, refining and finessing their craft into something truly unique. Concocting an unsuspecting recipe of electro-charged violence, sickly sweet pop hooks, bouncing hip-hop moments and slick riffage, the charismatic quintet move towards exciting new territory with each new release. And new album ‘HYPERVIOLENCE’ is the summit of their efforts.

The Melbourne outfit— Liam Guinane [vocals] Jesse Crofts [guitar], Indey Salvestro [bass], Chris Lalic [drums, programming], and Connor Robins [synths and samples] —have grown a dedicated and passionate fanbase, amassing millions of digital streams since their inception in 2017. SIRENS has cracked over 2.5 million Spotify streams in just a few months and saw the band travel across the nation in celebration on the ‘Love In The Dark’ tour with Caskets (UK) and alt., selling out nearly every date along the way.

The band’s debut album ‘Love Language‘, which released in 2022 via Cooking Vinyl Australia and Fearless Records, demonstrated an unpredictable and undeniable exploration of love across 12 tracks. Windwaker translate their electric and eclectic energy on record to the live stage, with STACK Magazine last year reviewing: “From full-on mosh to sensitive slowdance, the five-piece delivered a propulsive statement on the status of modern metalcore.” The band have carved their name into the core of Australia’s alternative music community and have toured alongside some of metal’s most favoured acts — Beartooth (US), I Prevail (US), Motionless In White (US), Enter Shikari (UK), Caskets (UK), Creeper (UK), Northlane, and more. The band will embark on their first-ever U.S. tour this June/July in support of Northlane.

Break The Rules is out now and streaming everywhere. ‘HYPERVIOLENCE’ will be available Friday July 12 via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Fearless Records.