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!
Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake have surprised us all again with the release of a new acoustic EP, Ark Prevails. The 4-song EP, which was hidden in the original 2017 Ark album booklet, is out now, and contains a shockingly good cameo appearance from Dream State vocalist CJ Giplin on “Arrow”. That is a band to watch, too.
Vans Warped Tour is one of those legendary festivals that always hosts some of the best bands in the rock/metal/hardcore scene. Warped 2016 was no exception by the slightest! It was filled with good times, friends, bands, mosh pits, stage dives, high fives, fun in the sun & great memories among other things. I had the opportunity to cover both the Pomona, CA & Phoenix, AZ dates of the tour.
Below is a recap video of both days along with photo galleries of the bands: Volumes, Every Time I Die, The Color Morale, Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, Vanna, Waka Flocka, Motionless In White, Gideon, Oceans Ate Alaska, Veil of Maya, In Hearts Wake & Cruel Hand.
There seems to be a growing problem at festivals between security and fans in the crowd. The security guards are there to protect the bands and fans, but there are a few who can’t differentiate between using and abusing their power. Jake Taylor, vocalist of In Hearts Wake, recently stepped in to save a fan at the Dallas stop of this year’s Warped Tour.