Swedish band H.E.A.T have delivered their new video Redefined from their forthcoming fifth studio album, Into The Great Unknown, to be released on 22nd September 2017.
The new album is a rock and roll journey that delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for, including frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.
The album includes Eye Of The Storm, Redefined, and Time On Our Side, all of which embody catchy melodies and fresh ideas, while taking the band’s talent to the next level.
After one and a half years of intense songwriting, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 songs, H.E.A.T entered the Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album.
Into The Great Unknown is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Tearing Down The Walls. 2012’s successful Address The Nation album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated H.E.A.T‘s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard-edged melodic rock.
In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song 1000 Miles. That same year the band’s second album, Freedom Rock, was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums by Classic Rock magazine. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world.
“During the making of this album, I think we all felt a little bit like astronauts going off to space for the first time,” guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) told us. “We set out on a journey not knowing what we would come back with, or if we’d even make it back. Somewhere along the way, the pieces began to fall into place. There’s just no point in doing the same album over and over again just because it works. When it all comes down to it, you want to make the songs shine to their full potential. If that includes bending the rules of the genre or crossing paths into unknown territory, so be it.”
“The title Into The Great Unknown suits the album for many reasons,” says drummer Crash. “The plan, to focus entirely on the song writing and to not do a live show until the new album is out, was a new thing for us. We had never done anything like it, how do you ‘not’ play live for two years? We had been doing live shows since we were kids. Another leap into the great unknown is the music itself, with no limits and elements never before seen in H.E.A.T. Eric Rivers disappeared into the great unknown and former guitarist Dave Dalone came back from it. The album cover is once again created by Russian artist Vitaly S. Alexius, and is inspired by the mystical space, the greatest unknown known to man.”
The new studio album Into The Great Unknown
Released on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC