We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive US premiere of Heart Of A Coward‘s music video for “Psychophant.” The track is off their album Severance, out via Century Media Records. Watch the video below!
About Heart Of A Coward:
“Be your own master. Aspire, but do not obsess. Real success is not measured by others,” summarizes vocalist Jamie Graham on the positive aspect of Severance.
Since their inception in 2007, heavyweight metal quintet Heart Of A Coward has come a long way on the never ending journey to ultimate mastery. In 2012, Heart Of A Coward’s self-released debut album Hope And Hindrance secured them critical acclaim. Combined with the undisputable ferocity of their chaos-filled live shows that left attendees speechless at Ghostfest 2012 and Metal Hammer Razor Tour 2012, Heart Of A Coward is easily one of the UK’s hottest prospects right now.
Jamie reflects: “Hope And Hindrance got a reaction we totally didn’t expect from a self released debut. It was an album of songs spread across several years, with several line-up changes, but we are nonetheless very proud of it. It laid the foundation of our sound… with ‘Severance’, Steve and Carl were so fast with the riff writing that when it came for us to put the songs together it just fell into place seamlessly. It’s undoubtedly heavier than our last record, but has a lot more ‘traditional song structures’ in that we’re focusing on choruses and arrangements that are engaging, as opposed to riff after riff after riff.”
All instruments on Severance were recorded with their good friend and label mate Acle Kahney of TesseracT at his 4D Studios in Brighton, England. After getting everything bounced, the instrumentals were taken to Justin Hill at Fortress Studios in London where all of Jamie’s vocals were recorded. Justin also kindly agreed to sing a part that was written specifically for him for the song “Distance”.
Heart Of A Coward is thrilled about having Hill’s trademark vocals on Severance and Jamie expresses: “Those who know Sikth will share my excitement for that!! Also guesting on the record is another CM label mate, our good friend Scott Kennedy of Bleed From Within, who wrote a killer part for “Psychophant’.”
The album was mixed at Machine Shop in New Jersey, USA by Will Putney. Heart Of A Coward states: “In our opinion Will is the best up and coming producer right now within the heavy sphere. He just has such a good ear and has done great work for our friends in Thy Art Is Murder and Demoraliser, as well as some huge records like Suicide Silence’s No Time To Bleed.”
The loose concept of the album revolves around the title, Severance: “… in a context of removing one’s self from whatever negative aspects are impeding on life and self-progression. There are some very personal moments on the record lyrically, but it’s very much an ‘outside looking in’ perspective on social leeches, elitism, internet culture, obsession with status; notably the ‘celebration of celebrity’ no matter how mundane their endeavours are. The positive side touches more on being an unstoppable force in your own right when it comes to doing what makes you happy.”
Without a doubt, Heart Of A Coward is primed to unleash its force onto loyal fans as well as the fans to come with Severance. As a special treat, the US version of the album features their killer live show from Download 2013.
Soon after the release, Heart Of A Coward will embark on a headlining tour in the UK with support from The Charm The Fury and Malevolence (dates below). Get tickets here.
HEART OF A COWARD
support: The Charm The Fury and Malevolence
11.11.2013 (UK) Birmingham – Asylum 2
12.11.2013 (UK) Southampton – Joiners
13.11.2013 (UK) Cardiff – Full Moon
14.11.2013 (UK) London – Barfly
15.11.2013 (UK) Milton Keynes – Craufurd
16.11.2013 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation
17.11.2013 (UK) Manchester – Alter Ego
18.11.2013 (UK) Glasgow – Classic Grand
19.11.2013 (UK) Leeds – Cockpit 3
20.11.2013 (UK) Nottingham – Rock City Basement
21.11.2013 (UK) Norwich – Upstairs @ Waterfront
Tickets on sale from www.seetickets.com
HEART OF A COWARD
w/ Thy Art is Murder, Aegaeon, Aversions Crown
15.01.2014 (GER) Stuttgart – Juha
16.01.2014 (GER) Munich – Kranhalle
17.01.2014 (GER) Leipzig – Conne Island
18.01.2014 (GER) Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
19.01.2014 (PL) Poznan – Minoga
21.01.2014 (GER) Hamburg – Hafenklang
22.01.2014 (GER) Muenster – Skaters Place Café
23.01.2014 (GER) Berlin – Magnet
24.01.2014 (GER) Cologne – MTC
25.01.2014 (B) Brussels – AB Club
26.01.2014 (F) Paris – Batofar