BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART Release New Single, ‘Forever’
Single debuts today at Noisecreep, on sale tomorrow
Anticipated new album, Feel The Power, in stores January 24th from Tooth & Nail Records
Dec 5, 2011 – Shred-metal adventurers BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART are excited to announce the release of their new single, stand-out track ‘Forever’, from their upcoming glam-tastic tour de force of an album, Feel The Power.
‘Forever’ is exclusively streaming today at Noisecreep, and is available for digital purchase tomorrow for fans who can’t wait ‘forever’ to own a piece of Feel The Power, which is set to drop in stores and online January 24th on Tooth and Nail Records.
Stream ‘Forever’ at Noisecreep:
Buy ‘Forever’ at iTunes (starting Tues, Dec 6):
“I wanted to write a song about conflict of ambitions,” says guitarist Sam Ryder of ‘Forever.’ “I play in two bands and someone said to me once, ‘I think you’re trying to have your cake and eat it too.’ I wouldn’t disagree, but I’d add that I’m 22 and I ain’t interested in having spare time! With ‘Forever’ I thought I was writing a song about me personally (‘I sometimes ask too much of myself to be content with’), but when I listen to it now, I realize that it actually relates to all the guys in this band in some way.”
‘Forever’ is indicative of the type of pulse-rasing, headbang-inducing, ’80s-influenced rock assault that BLESSED will deliver on their Tooth & Nail debut. Feel the Power, the follow-up to the band’s celebrated 2008 album Pedal to the Metal (Century Media), sees the band shrugging off metalcore trappings in favor of something more heartfelt.
“The whole band is still obsessed with the ’80s, and that’s bled into our lifestyles. It’s not just when we’re on tour: We all kind of dress ’80s; we still have mullets. It’s become part of our lives,” explains singer Tony Gambino.
“On the last album, we used more of the cheesy side of the ’80s, and this album we used a little more of the mature side. It’s a little less fluff, a lot less cheese, a little more serious. We’ve kind of gone a little more classic metal and heavy rock ‘n’ roll. It’s real organic how it all came together,” he adds. “We’re not in this to follow the trends—we’re in it to do what we love.”
Formed in 2003 in Montreal, Canada, BBABH released its first album – All is Fair in Love And War – a year after its inception. 2008 saw the release of Pedal To The Metal on Century Media Records, which was followed by years of incessant touring throughout the US, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia alongside the likes of JUDAS PRIEST, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, MEGADETH, STEEL PANTHER and more.
Like any artist with a notable body of work, BLESSED has experienced a near constant evolution over the past eight years, in some part due to lineup changes, but mostly due to a stylistic progression away from pure metalcore in favor of more traditional metal and hard rock. One listen to Feel The Power will confirm that not only is this not the same band that recorded All Is Fair, but that that very fact is their saving grace. Staying ahead of the curve and distancing themselves from the pack is the key to BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART‘s longevity, and the reason the new album will resonate with even the most veteran headbangers.
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