Historical metal five-piece FORLORN HOPE have just revealed an explosive new
track, Rifles – , which has been taken from
their forthcoming debut album, Over The Hills, out on Friday 26th July.
FORLORN HOPE hail from Merseyside and intriguingly combine history and heavy
metal with epic results. The band use punchy, hook-filled heavy metal and
vivid, meticulously researched lyrics to retell, through the medium of
metal, some of the most dramatic stories in military history.
High octane classic metal riffs and majestic keyboards unite to give these
tales the sense of excitement, intensity and scale that they deserve.
In March 2018 Forlorn Hope released their self-titled debut EP. Throughout
the year, the band played a series of stand-out sets, performing at the
Northern Symphony Festival and in the Merseyside heat of the national Metal
to the Masses competition. The quintet also went on to support NWOBHM
legends Raven and Swedish symphonic heavyweights Eleine.
FORLORN HOPE now surge forward with the release of their imposing debut
album, Over The Hills. The release is a collection of stories of horror and
heroism from the Peninsular War of 1807-1814. Chris Simpson, lead singer &
rhythm guitarist, remarks about the album: “This is a blazing, heavy metal
tribute to one of the most fascinating chapters in military history. It
represents the realisation of a concept several years in the making, and the
culmination of countless hours of work. To see it finally completed is an