Boston, Massachusetts-based hardcore outfit HELLHORSE has announced the upcoming release of their 2nd EP, Paradise Lost, which will be unleashed on the world through Creator-Destructor Records in October. The record’s first single, “Undertow,” is now playing in conjunction with the release of preorders, tour dates, and more.
Over the years since inception, HELLHORSE has honed their special craft of crushing chaotic metalcore/d-beat crossover, reminiscent of the early-2000s stylings of Botch, Converge, and Poison The Well.
The six-song Paradise Lost EP is HELLHORSE’s Creator-Destructor debut, and the follow-up to the band’s Old Dystopia EP, which the band self-released in 2018. Paradise Lost was recorded in spring of 2019 at Labyrinth Audio in Peabody, Massachusetts, engineered by Kevin Gentile and Nick Twohig. Mixing duties were handled by Sonny DiPerri, and the album was mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering. The band went with Chris Smith for the album artwork and layout, who also handled the Old Dystopia art.
With the new EP’s announcement, HELLHORSE has posted the maiden single, “Undertow,” streaming at THIS LOCATION.
Creator-Destructor will release Paradise Lost on all digital platforms and 12” vinyl EP with two color variants on October 4th. Find preorder options including merch bundles at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
HELLHORSE has also released a run of tour dates surrounding the release of the EP. An East Coast tour runs from September 13th through 21st running from Connecticut south through Florida and back, with several one-off shows and more to follow.
Watch for official videos, additional audio previews, and more to be issued as the EP nears release.
Paradise Lost Track Listing:
1. The Long Drought
4. Perennial Downpour
5. Burning Eden
6. Paradise Lost
HELLHORSE Tour Dates:
9/13/2019 The Crunch House – West Haven, CT
9/14/2019 Sokol’s Club – Bethlehem, PA
9/15/2019 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/17/2019 Valdosta DIY House – Valdosta, GA
9/18/2019 The Verona – New Port Richey, FL
9/19/2019 Backwoods Tavern – Port St. Lucie, FL
9/20/2019 Manic Static House – Jacksonville, FL
9/21/2019 East Arcanum Studio – Decatur, GA
10/18/2019 Ralphs – Worcester, MA
11/21/2019 O’Brien’s – Allston, MA
On how Paradise Lost is an evolution from the band’s previous EP, drummer Nick Angelo states, “Old Dystopia was a puzzle pieced together over two-plus years with various people and much turbulence. Paradise Lost was created in one room over the fall and winter of 2018-2019 with a driven group of core members. Stems from Brian O’Rourke were molded and swirled collectively which produced Paradise Lost. It tries to step outside the hardcore/metal genre. We had a wider range of influences during this writing process in hopes of carving out a more unique sound.”
Joe Feeley – vocals
Steve Scola – guitar
Brian O’Rourke – guitar
Sean Harrington – bass
Nick Angelo – drums