10 Years forthcoming ninth studio album, Violent Allies will drop on Sept. 18 through Mascot Records.
"The Unknown" & "The Shift" have both been released as singles. "The Unknown" follows on the heels of the previously released song "The Shift," which also now has a visualizer clip as well.
Jesse Hasek states, “We don’t ever try to recreate what we’ve done in the past. We knew we had to challenge ourselves to see what we had in us. If it’s not stressful, you’re not challenging yourself to grow. From the beginning, music has always been therapy and an outlet. We let ourselves enjoy the process, be vulnerable, and talk about those emotions. We got back to why we love music with the maturity of where we’re at in our lives. We were able to harness that love of creating from a wiser and more developed perspective.”
The band members flew to Los Angeles last year to work with producer Howard Benson over a five-week period. “Time spent in the studio or simply collaborating on our vision was a catalyst in reaching creative clarity like we’ve never had before. It reminded all three of us that this bond created over the last two decades is best served when individual voices becomes collective vision," state the group. "It was fun, because we were back to being brothers. No matter how frustrated we might get, once we looked out at it, the energy was unexplainable. Our mission was to really connect with the songs, break them down, and build them back up.”
Vodinh adds, “The younger versions of us would’ve been going to Hollywood every night and partying. It was different. We actually came up with a lot of ideas, melody tweaks, and had really good brainstorming sessions in the car on the PCH. The whole vibe contributed to what the record is. All we cared about was writing and recording the best songs we possibly could. We felt like we had something to prove.”
“This record wasn’t just another record,” the guitarist concludes. “It’s the result of working hard to improve on all levels. There’s a lot to dig into. It’s a graduated state for the band.”
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