Californian post-hardcore outfit Hail The Sun have announced the upcoming release of New Age Filth, the group’s fifth studio album out April 16 through Equal Vision Records.
To write and record New Age Filth, the band—consisting of Donovan Melero (vocals/drums), Aric Garcia (guitar), John Stirrat (bass), and Shane Gann (guitar)—spent over a month living in an apartment attached to producer Kris Crummett’s (Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds) studio. The result is ten songs that find Hail The Sun pushing their creative boundaries in every way.
Along with the announcement of their upcoming LP, the Chico quartet have also shared the video for album’s first single, “Domino.” Lyrically, the track centers around the reflection of self, and how past actions can affect others.
On writing “Domino,” Melero states:
“Reflecting is important. What we might discover in reflection can be a hard pill to swallow. I’m only as big as my weakest character flaw. I’m told that I talk a lot in my sleep, and these are the things I think I say.”
Fans of Hail The Sun’s previous output like 2018’s Mental Knife won’t be disappointed, as “Domino” showcases the band’s affinity for technical instrumentation and catchy hooks, while also drawing on a wellspring of influences that range from Coheed and Cambria and At The Drive-In, to Circa Survive and Yes.
Check out the video for “Domino” below:
Preorder and save New Age Filth here.