The Five Hundred have been hard at work writing their latest EP, ‘The Veil’, a five-track outing which will be a follow-up to their 2015 EP, ‘Winters’. ‘The Veil’ was produced by Justin Paul Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Betraying The Martyrs) and will be released on April 21st, 2017 via London Road Records. ‘The Veil’ is a collection of the band’s most haunting, heavy and darkly melodic work so far.
As a preview of what to expect from ‘The Veil’, The Five Hundred have unveiled their first taste from the EP in the form of a lyric video for ‘The Rush’, which was premiered by Terrorizer on Friday 7th April here. The haunting video shows gruesome, horror movie-like imagery, including a creepy dolls head and bloody knives. You can find the video below.
The Five Hundred is a five-piece that formed in late 2014, providing technical, melodic metal from the rough streets of Nottingham, UK. The quintet is known for unleashing barrages of down-tuned riffs and mind blowing hooks performed on eight-string guitars. The band deliver plenty of crushing technical grooves fronted by ferociously conquering roaring shouts. This is balanced out beautifully by captivating lead melodies and clean singing vocals.
To date, the band have been gathering pace rapidly since their previous release (‘Winters’, November 2015), boasting critically-acclaimed appearances at UK Tech Fest and Macmillan Fest, tours up and down the UK, plus airplay on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, Scuzz & Kerrang TV. The Nottingham men have shared stages with several metal favourites in recent years, including Tesseract, Mushroomhead and All Shall Perish, as well as grind-fathers Napalm Death and industrial pioneers Fear Factory. On top of that, The Five Hundred has played Mammothfest on multiple occasions, opening the tech metal stage for the likes of headliners Textures in 2016.
‘The Veil’ tracklist
2. Ghost In The Flames
3. The Rush
4. The Veil
5. The Veil Pt II
Opening track, ‘The Aftermath’ follows on from the decay of the Nottingham quintet’s previous release, a mournful introduction to what quickly becomes a punch-to-the-face riff frenzy. ‘The Rush’ is the first track to be unleashed from the EP.
Guitarist Mark Byrne describes the song:
“It’s a tale of euphoric misanthropy and hauntingly dark despair. The music effortlessly combines furious guitar work and painfully beautiful melody with spine-snapping breakdowns and depraved, sadistic lyrics.”
With rumours of the release of a full debut album later on this year (label yet to be announced), ‘The Veil’ serves as tasty precursor to what promises to be The Five Hundred‘s ascent to becoming one of the UK’s hottest new metal bands.
You can pre-order the EP at the link below
To promote the launch of this EP, The Five Hundred have been announced as support for Deathcore outfit, Carnifex on their tour through eastern Europe, heading to the likes of Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia. A Night In The Abyss will also be featured on the tour.
April 23rd – Sentrum, Kiev, Ukraine
April 24th – Lemmy, Kaunas, Lithuania
April 25th – Nabaklub, Riga, Latvia
April 26th – Tapper, Tallin, Estonia
April 27th – Mod, St. Petersburg, Russia
April 28th – Moscow Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia
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