AUSTRALIAN PROG QUARTET HEMINA REVEAL ARTWORK, TRACKLIST AND PRE-ORDERS OF UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM ‘NIGHT ECHOES’
FFO: Pain of Salvation, Haken, Opeth
Night Echoes – Out 9th August 2019
‘We Will’ single – Out Now
WHAT THE MEDIA SAY ABOUT HEMINA
“Hemina should be a household name when it comes to discussing the Progressive Metal giants in the genre today.”
“It is the complete package: an anomaly in the sometimes stale world of progressive metal. Hemina know how to mix things around a bit and how to transition breathlessly from hefty portions to quiet pastoral musings.”
“Australia is home base to many highly talented/innovative progressive groups, and you can surely add Hemina to that impressive list.”
“With each release, Hemina continue to top themselves in every way. Whether it is by incorporating new styles into their musical influences, improving their already stellar musicianship and songwriting, [or] creating classy, sophisticated, yet memorable melodies both musically and vocally.”
‘Night Echoes’ – Track List
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Australian progressive metal quartet Hemina have announced further details of their upcoming fourth studio album ‘Night Echoes’, which will release in full on 9th August 2019. Along with unveiling the album’s artwork and full track list, Hemina have also made ‘Night Echoes’ available to pre-order on BandCamp.
Hemina’s fourth studio release will provide the latest instalment in an extensive, episodic concept arc that has unravelled across the band’s previous studio albums; Synthetic (2011), Nebulae (2014) and Venus (2016). Though each album tells a story in it’s own right, a far more expansive tale of love, loss and deep emotional struggle lies in-between the lines of each song’s lyrical content. The band recently released the first taste of their upcoming studio album in the form of the “VHS retro”, 80s-inspired video single ‘We Will’.
The concept of ‘Night Echoes’ reintroduces the son born to the protagonist of their 2011 debut ‘Synthetic’, following the son’s journey approximately 10 years after his father’s suicide. Despite his best efforts, the central character of ‘Night Echoes’ appears to be retreading the emotional footsteps of his deceased father, fumbling to keep hold of the shattered pieces of a life that has been made for him against his will.
On the impending release of their upcoming album, band vocalist and guitarist Mitch Coull expresses a level of excitement felt across each Hemina’s four members:
“You could say this album is a decade in the making; A culmination of all our efforts, both individually and collectively. The song writing, the hours of practise to develop techniques that would lead to particular riffs, lead passages or chord progressions,the rhythms and harmonies we’ve crafted over the past decade have all led to this one moment in time…which is the release of ‘Night Echoes’.”
“Although this album is very Hemina, we are treading new waters adding new elements to our sound,”Mitch continues, explaining the musical content fans and newcomers can expect from the band’s fourth release. “80’s synth soundscapes, 90’s soul and pop… we’ve added so much, while keeping close to our fundamental sound – grooving metal with monster melodies, harmonies and syncopated riffage. It’s somewhat a departure from ‘Venus’, but at the very essence of it all, the grooving, prog-metal heart is still beating underneath. I can’t wait for this album to infect the ears of our fans and the public. I am proud of the achievements we have made as a band and I’m humbled by the journey that has lead us here.”