French melodic hardcore punk quintet STINKY will release their third full-length album, “Of Lost Things,” on May 15. The group promotes the new outing with a music video for the album’s first single, “Revival Fire,” which can be seen above!
The video for “Revival Fire” – a two-minute blast of energy with inspirational lyrics about self-improvement and empowerment – was filmed at France’s largest annual metal festival, Hellfest, where STINKY earned extensive praise for their visceral performance. The track aptly represents the melodic aggression captured on “Of Lost Things,” the band’s M-Theory Audio debut.
“Of Lost Things” was recorded in part by Fabien Guilloteau (Hacride, The Necromancers) and features cover artwork by Emy Rojas (Clutch, Ministry, Queens of the Stone Age). The album – which will be available digitally, as a CD digipak and on limited-edition orange splatter vinyl – can be pre-ordered at this location.
Since their formation a decade ago, STINKY has played more than 350 concerts across 15 different countries in support of their first two albums, 2015’s “Against Wind and Tide” and 2017’s “From Dead-End Street.” Along the way, the group has shared the stage with the likes of Sick Of It All, Terror, Walls of Jericho and Millencolin.
While the band’s name might seem curious to some, STINKY’s music unquestionably passes the smell test. Influenced by the likes of Comeback Kid, Bane and Miles Away, the music is a perfect blend of melodic punk/hardcore with a metal edge. The band capably fuses melody with an affinity for violence, making the music’s quintet a combustible mix of energy and aggression.
Our failures are what we called experience. To doubt is also to think.
It’s easier to give up on everything than to sublimate,
My words are poison but my actions are cure.
Fire is consuming in me, the desire to become someone better
Must prevail over this apathy that describes me.
Falling, getting up, falling again, getting hurt, but knowing oneself!
Burn the kings and the queens of my broken dreams,
Like a mantra these words resonate in me.
As an echo these words resonate in me.
Today is gone, tomorrow is a new dare!