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HOPESFALL release new hypnotic and haunting single & music video “Hall Of The Sky”

Melodic post hardcore legends HOPESFALL have returned with a hypnotic and haunting new single and music video “Hall Of The Sky”, directed by Drew Tyndell of Computer Team.

“The song is about the plight of an activist or a revolutionary – the danger of standing up against institutions that are bigger than they are” the band explains.

Hall Of The Sky” is the follow up to Hopesfall’s latest album “Arbiter“, which was released on July 13th, 2018. In its opening week, the album secured the #1 spot on the Top New Artist Albums Chart, as well as #13 Independent, #14 Top Rock, #17 Internet, #32 Digital, and #41 Top Current Albums.

Arbiter” has been heralded online and in print by Loudwire, Alternative Press, Metal Injection, New Noise Magazine, and more. It is now available for streaming via Spotify and Apple Music, and purchased online HERE.

HOPESFALL Hall of the Sky

Hopesfall formed in 1998. Over the next decade, the band would undergo numerous line-up changes but always drew from the same core group of lifelong friends to source new members. The bond between the group was so strong that even after disbanding in 2008, members of the band continued to get together on Wednesday nights to work on new music despite having no plans to release it. It was during these jam sessions that the music that would eventually find its way onto Arbiter first began to take shape.

In 2012, guitarist Joshua Brigham and drummer Adam Morgan visited frontman, Jay Forrest, in Chicago culminating in the decision that Forrest would add vocals to the demos. The lineup for the band’s reformation would then be cemented in August of 2015 when bassist, Chad Waldrup, joined the group to see Hum and Failure. Still, the idea of putting out new music as Hopesfall wasn’t part of the plan. The band brought their demos to another trusted collaborator – producer Mike Watts (Glassjaw, Dillinger Escape Plan, O’Brother) whom they had worked with on two previous releases, Magnetic North and A Types. It was Watts who brought the demos to Dan Sandshaw and Will Putney of Graphic Nature / Equal Vision Records where the idea of releasing it as a Hopesfall record was finally discussed. A testament to the band’s hard-earned legacy, the famed label immediately jumped on the opportunity to release the project.

“Arbiter” has a decidedly unique bend to it, but Brigham points out that it is built off of the same principles as Hopesfall’s previous catalog – “big riffs and dark melodies”. Forrest adds that the driving message of “Arbiter” remains the same as well: “Hopes fall. Tragedies happen. But that doesn’t mean you should give up or not stay the course”.

With the release of “Hall Of The Sky”, Hopesfall has welcomed back Ryan Parrish, reuniting the lineup that created “The Satellite Years” seventeen years ago. His return is a testament to the strong bonds formed and the depth of the Hopesfall brotherhood.

“Hall Of The Sky” Lyrics:

Let all dust scatter above
The clouds
Directly do no wrong
Descend upon a scorched earth
Without question to inheritance

For the sake of a few
Don’t call a pack of wolves from the woods
As a drowning man
Time slips and clutches at a razor blade
In the rain and the mud
Dug under the drain
As a drowning man

Let all dust scatter above
The clouds
Directly do no wrong
Descend upon a scorched earth
Without question to inheritance
And restitution
Is unfortunately rare

What appeals to modulation
Is a buried man
A deliberate misdirection
Appearances
Not keeping up

Let all dust scatter above
The clouds
Directly do no wrong
Descend upon a scorched earth
Without question to inheritance
And restitution
Is unfortunately rare

A curve at the surface
Our approach amended
Descend upon a scorched earth
Ascend from their attention

A curve at the surface
Our approach is amended

Let all dust scatter above

Let all dust scatter above
Collapse in convalescence
Augment man’s ethos
Symbiotic to grief in humanity
If when kings they don’t want you served
What comfort lies within
Reflect that yours is impartial

Our approach is amended

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