with special guests The Word Alive, DED, Thousand Below, A War Within
If youâ€™re hungry enough, you can always start over.
On their sixth full-length and first release for Rise Records, hard feelings, blessthefall filter urgent and uncontainable energy through nearly 15 years of hard-earned experience and wisdom, igniting theirnext chapter. Preserving a signature punch while pushing the sonic palette, the Arizona quintetâ€“Beau Bokan [vocals], Eric Lambert [guitar], Jared Warth [bass], Elliott Gruenberg [guitar], and Matt Traynor [drums]â€”emerge with ten equally heavy and hypnotic anthems awash in pummeling guitars, glitchy synthesizers, and rafter-reaching vocals.
Over the years, the musicians quietly set the stage for this kind of revelation. Most recently, 2015â€™s To Those Left Behind marked their second consecutive Top 25 bow on the Billboard Top 200 and earned acclaim from Alternative Press, Outburn, and Rock Sound who named it among the “Top 50 Releases of the Year.”
hard feelings climaxes on the heartfelt closer “Welcome Home.” A muted riff buzzes below the recordâ€™s most cinematic storytelling as the singer gives his wife and child an audio goodbye. “I was getting ready to leave to Europe for seven weeks, and that was going to be the longest that I would be away from my wife and daughter,” he recalls. “Itâ€™s a fucking heavy song. It brings me to tears. Itâ€™s about me leaving for tour. I put my heart and soul into that track knowing I was going to be leaving them. Itâ€™s literally my letter. You might hear a surprise guest at the end too!”
In the end, blessthefallâ€™s new beginning has all the makings of their biggest moment yet.