Hostile Array, formerly known as My Ransomed Soul, is proud to present their debut single, “Herd Instinct,” the band’s cautionary tale of blind patriotism and radical nationalism in the United States. The Maryland-based metalcore quintet released Trilateral as MRS in 2015, and have since switched names and gained a focus on razor-sharp supplemental melodies among beat downs and crushing grooves.

We spoke to the band about the new track:

“If we lose our principles, our nation has no value. We have lost our sense of what it means to have true freedom. If you protest the system or the powers that be, people often claim that you’re ‘anti-American.’ In my opinion, dissent is one of the highest forms of patriotism.”

The band features two brothers, Brendan and Garrison Frey, who have been playing together for over a decade. As the band’s sound transformed, they felt it best for a name change. “After 10 years, we were ready for something new,” Brendan told The Prelude Press. “Our desires have changed a lot since we first started playing music, so it just felt right.”


Tigerwine 2020

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On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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