Skate Punk Pioneers BELVEDERE are celebrating the release day of their new album “Hindsight Is the Sixth Sense” today! Highly regarded as one of the early pioneers of the melodic punk bracket, ‘Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense’ finds Belvedere at their fiercest, back with a new lineup of members, and a fresh injection of vitality.
Formed in 1995 and originally never even meant to play a live show, the trailblazing foursome from Calgary, Alberta quickly grew a reputation on the underground punk scene for their frantic speed and rich melodies. Taking their name from the ’80s sitcom and influenced by the likes of Bad Religion and NOFX, they released their debut album ‘Because No One Stopped Us’ in 1998, following up with three more full length records over the course of their career, and leading to tours with Bad Religion, Strung Out, Death by Stereo, Mad Caddies, Pulley, Satanic Surfers and Bigwig and several appearances at Warped Tour and Groezrock Festival.
After cementing their place in the annals of modern punk with four albums, Belvedere called it quits in 2005, before ultimately reuniting for a surprise tour in 2012. Encouraged by the response from fans, they began work on ‘Revenge of the Fifth’, their fifth full-length record released to high acclaim in 2016 after a 12-year hiatus. Welcomed back with open arms by fans, their anti-comeback led to further excitement with South American tour dates alongside Lagwagon, European tour dates including Manchester Punk Festival, and Groezrock, and shared stages with the likes of NOFX.
The forthcoming new album was recorded at Echo Base Studio in Calgary, produced by Casey Lewis and Steve Rawles, and engineered, mixed & mastered by Casey Lewis. The record features guest vocalists Roger Lima (Less Than Jake), Rody Walker (Protest The Hero) and Dylan Toews (Wolfrik).
Each label will be carrying 3 exclusive vinyl variants of the LP and additional merch items including an American Socks partnership (limited run of album-themed socks), a full line of new t-shirt/tank tops, and an album-themed Skateboard Deck are also available.