SHVPES – il video di “Calloused Hands” e i dettagli del nuovo album

Written by on July 27, 2018

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Gli SHVPES hanno recentemente annunciato la release del nuovo album“Greater Than”. Oggi la melodic hardcore band presenta il video di “Calloused Hands”. L’album sarà pubblicato il 9 novembre 2018 suSpinefarm Records ed è già disponibile per il preorder.
“Greater Than” è stato scritto a Snowdonia, Galles, e registrato presso i Treehouse Studios di Chesterfield con la supervisione del produttore Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, While She Sleeps). Il frontman dei Trivium Matt Heafy è presente come ospite speciale in un brano.

Di seguito artwork e tracklist:

  1. Calloused Hands
  2. Undertones
  3. Afterlife
  4. Someone Else
  5. Two Wrongs, No Rights
  6. Rain (feat Matthew Kiichi Heafy)
  7. War
  8. Renegades
  9. Hey, Brother
  10. I’m Stuck
  11. Note to Cell
  12. Counterfeit

“This is the first song we wrote together after coming back from our first European tour,” says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin Dickinson. “We’d been out for 6 weeks, experiencing something we’d always dreamed of… As soon as we got back, as with most tours, reality hits and you’re sucked back into the ‘real world’ that pressures you to go and get a ‘real job’ I.e. doing something you probably don’t care about, for some narcissistic company that equally doesn’t care about you. This song was all about reminding myself why I don’t want to be a part of that. With lyrics like “capitalise; cannibalise” & “paralysed by your next fix” it’s exploring the futility of the paper chase.”

Having initially planned to run with three ‘mixtapes’ leading into the full record next year, the band have decided to bring the album forward, following an incredible fan response to first single “Undertones”, issuing it as a single body of work, to support an exciting autumn/winter touring schedule.

Says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin, “What we’ve created feels bold, and I’m not worried about people getting pissed off – they can take it or leave it. A lot of people are going to absolutely love it.”

Matt Heafy of Trivium – one of Shvpes’ biggest inspirations – collaborates on the song, “Rain”; but despite this being the most metal track on the album, Matt’s vocals, unpredictably, feature on the rap section…

“That just seemed like the perfect part,” says Griffin, “because we didn’t want to give him a screamy-shouty verse, we wanted to do something a bit different. We put about 10 takes of him on there, so we’ve got this vocal gang monster!”

Since releasing their highly-praised 2016 debut Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair. Shvpes have been riding the wave of acclaim that rapidly attached itself to their name, touring Europe with some of the biggest bands in hard rock (Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall) and appearing at festivals the world over. But in 2018, with Greater Than the band have truly arrived…

Meanwhile, Shvpes have been announced to appear as special guests on the UK leg of Hawthorne’s Heights’ UK tour. Full list of dates below.

October
10 – Belfast, Foundry
11 – Dublin, The Grand Social
12 – Liverpool, Jacana Phase One
13 – Plymouth, Turbulence Festival
15 – Bristol, Exchange
16 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
17 – Leeds, The Key Club
18 – Glasgow, Audio
19 – Sheffield, Corporation
20 – Newcastle, Head of Steam
21 – Manchester, Rebellion
22 – Birmingham, The Flapper
23 – Norwich, The Waterfront
24 – Nottingham, Rock City
Tickets are available now.
You can also catch the band this summer at Reading & Leeds festivals.
SHVPES FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
August
25 – Reading Festival
26 – Leeds Festival

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