Hellions announce "Opera Oblivia" and discuss "Quality Of Life" in new video
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 18:39
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Hellions have announced their new album "Opera Oblivia" will be released on July 29 via UNFD. The band have also released a video for their first single “Quality Of Life” – an empowering and breakneck trip through thrilling riffery and soaring choruses that became a new anthem for the band on their recent UK & European tour, taking in Slam Dunk, Impericon Festivals and Groezrock among others.
“We would love for Opera Oblivia to be an escape for its listeners,” suggests guitarist Matthew Gravolin,“but more than that, we want it to commiserate with people through our common unpleasantries and overwhelming hardships, and also celebrate alongside our inevitable victory. We want people to allow it to befriend them and remain with them long after its sounds fade out.”
Structured like a theatrical presentation, "Opera Oblivia" is the Sydney quintet’s defining statement to date. Recorded at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand, frontman Dre Faivre, guitarists Gravolin and Josh Campiao, bassist Chris Moretti and drummer Anthony Caruso have, alongside producer Shane Edwards and collaborations from Northlane riffmaster general Jonathon Deiley, Ocean Grove’s Sam Bassal and Duane Hazell of Heroes For Hire, stretched themselves like never before, taking the flashes of glory that peppered "Die Young" (2014) and "Indian Summer" (2015) and expanding them into a fully-formed project that vibrates with energy and joy.