HUNDRED SUNS are streaming their highly anticipated debut album, The Prestaliis, ahead of its 11 August release via New Damage Records.
Premiered via Metal Hammer, it can be streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLnEkQDGGFkvnFxIADdvUT0JyCbKmT3p9D&v=mRg3uSj9LtQ
Speaking to Metal Hammer, Vocalist Cory Brandan says the record is a "fictional catastrophic event told in a conversation between the earth and the sky," which ends with the destruction of both.
"The concept is that it sets off a series of other events told through various characters and conversations throughout the album. I tried to write all of the lyrics where they could come from the minds of either person or entity and get a new meaning or emotion out of it.
"All of the themes teeter between acceptable and non-acceptable behaviour or thoughts. I didn't want to force anything into the songs. I tried to listen for what I thought the song sounded like and write with that emotion in mind."
The stream follows the release of the single / video, 'Amaranthine', from which a portion of sales proceeds are donated to THORN, an organisation that creates and supports tech initiatives that disrupt predatory behaviour online. To find out more information about the organisation, visit wearethorn.org.
HUNDRED SUNS are currently on their first North American tour and plan to announce a European tour in due course.
You can pre-order your copy of The Prestaliis here: http://smarturl.it/HundredSuns
Hundred Suns drown themselves in doomy groove, bass driven power, loud guitars, and surreal sonic tribalism, with reverent worship of classic darkly romantic alt-rock bands, the scorching intensity of underground music, and the melodic clarity of the more uncompromising radio trailblazers of decades past. But HUNDRED SUNS boast disparate elements from post-grunge to the mind-expanding meditative epics churned out by critical darling progressive rock in equal measure, fused into something freshly unique. In short, the band sounds both familiar and groundbreaking.
HUNDRED SUNS recorded their upcoming album The Prestaliis with producer/engineer Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific), vocal engineer/producer Jeremy SH Griffith (Norma Jean, Underoath), and producer/mixer (and Saosin guitarist) Beau Burchell (Blaqk Audio, The Bronx).