In Hearts Wake Returns with Disturbing “Worldwide Suicide” Music Video

In the aftermath of a lot of depressing music announcements this week, we have something wonderful to share with you today. It couldn’t be a more appropriate time for this to happen, but In Hearts Wake has made their triumphant return with “Worldwide Suicide.” Accompanied by a truly devastating video, the message of “Ecocide is Suicide” is expressed through and through.

In Hearts Wake proved to be yet another example of the incredible metal scene that sprouted from Australia throughout the 2010’s with memorable performances on Earthwalker and Skydancer. This new track’s sound expands upon the artist’s bouncy, in-your-face presentation by lyrically putting the world on blast.

In crafting this song, the band wrote in a post today: “During our time recording, the bushfires broke out back home in Australia. We felt helpless as we watched the crisis unfold from abroad. Lives were lost & over 1 billion animals died. Feelings of frustration & sadness. All we could do was pour ourselves into music.”

Here’s the best part: For every 1,000 views the video receives (which is sure to be plenty), the band will natively plant a tree to help recuperate the dismaying Australian environment. It is wholesome to see a band push this message and back it up as well. More In Hearts Wake is always welcome to my ears!


Oathbreaker announce new release for track “Ease Me”

A genre that has stood the test of time this past decade is post-metal. Acts like Deafheaven, Russian Circles, and Jesu have garnered large audiences for their artistic rendition of metal music.

Oathbreaker is yet another impactful band that continues to produce great tunes through their sporadic releases in the 2010’s. While it has been four years since their stellar Rheia album, they capped off 2019 with “Ease Me,” a profound, exploratory track that has already been remixed by the aforementioned Jesu.

Today, the band announced the release of Ease Me & 4 Interpretations for May 8th. This includes vinyl on light blue/light yellow, coke bottle clear/white & gold splatter, quite the assortment of colorful variants.

The artists helming the remixes are Jesu, WIFE, Chelsea Wolfe, and Michael A. Muller. This song is already experimental in nature, so to see it dissected and modified will be an auditory treat.

Oathbreaker fans can pre-save/order the track here. I greatly look forward to listening to this track in all its forms!