Release Presentations

Haste The Day - "Attack Of The Wolf King"

Solid State Records - June 29, 2010 - {Link to FULL ALBUM STREAM added | Lyrics for "Wake Up The Sun" added | Third new song "Wake Up The Sun" posted on MySpace; Additional Pre-orders added: CD + T-Shirt + Limited Edition 7" Vinyl LP (3 Tracks) + Carabiner (different bundles available); 30sec Song Clips Widget added; Tracklist with Guest Vocalist info updated; Hi-res Album Cover added | Pre-orders added: CD + T-Shirt | Lyrics & Band Song Explanation for "Dog Like Vultures" added | Lyrics for "Travesty" added | First single "Travesty" now available for digital purchase}

June 29th, 2010


 
 
 
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Haste The Day - "Attack Of The Wolf King"

Solid State Records (#TND07081) - June 29, 2010

01. Wake Up the Sun
02. Dog Like Vultures
03. The Quiet, Deadly Ticking
04. Travesty
05. Merit for Sadness
06. The Un-Manifest
07. The Place Where Most Deny
(feat. guest vocals by Micah Kinard of Oh, Sleeper)
08. White as Snow
09. Crush Resistance
10. Walk With a Crooked Spine
11. My Name Is Darkness


Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. Meet Me Half Way (Black Eyed Peas cover) [music video]
13. Blue 42 (Live in Auckland, New Zealand)
14. Pressure the Hinges (Live in Capetown, South Africa)

 
 
Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) [ex-Once Nothing], Scotty Whelan (guitar) [ex-Phinehas], Stephen Keech
(vocals)
[ex-New Day Awakening], Michael Murphy (bass), Dave Krysl (guitar) [ex-New Day Awakening]

 
HASTE THE DAY - "Attack Of The Wolf King" - Biography 2010

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
It is well, it is well with my soul...


Those lines, from the 19th Century hymn "It Is Well With My Soul," say a lot about metalcore mainstays Haste The Day.

The Indianapolis five-piece – who take their name from the hymn – have spent the past eight years rolling with the punches, taking the highlights and the challenges in equal measure. Embraced by a global fanbase of rock and metal fans, Haste The Day have released four revered albums that have collectively sold well over a quarter-million copies – despite member shifts that might have leveled a lesser band. Always driving them forward was the unwavering adoration of the band’s legion of fans, who helped to make Haste The Day one of the most successful and enduring metalcore bands of their generation.

Now, the members are ready to take their destiny into their own hands, with the help of a boatload of faith and the most dynamic, ferocious and art-minded album of their career. Attack Of The Wolf King – Haste The Day’s fifth full-length for Solid State Records – stirs up all of HTD’s trademark moves to new frenzied heights for what, nine years into their career, could be their career-defining album.

"I think that Attack Of The Wolf King has taken the musical elements of Haste The Day – the breakdowns, the melodies, and the mood – and turned it up ten notches," says bassist and founding member Michael Murphy. "Fans of the old HTD and the new HTD will be both be in love with this album. It has the raw aggression of Burning Bridges [2004], the catchy choruses of When Everything Falls [2005], the energy of Pressure The Hinges [2007] and the mood and feeling of Dreamer [2008]. Get ready for your new favorite Haste The Day album!"

Recorded in Richmond, Virginia, with seasoned producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Oh Sleeper), Attack Of The Wolf King is the first outing for the current incarnation of Haste The Day, whose new members brought equally fresh elements to the writing process, adding new fuel to the tried-and-true metalcore machine of Murphy and singer Stephen Keech. As Murphy attests, the member shifts haven’t always been easy for the band on a personal level, but they’re not about to falter – and neither would their fans let them.

"When you tour with your best friends for so long, it’s hard to continue without them, but it was through those challenges and losses that we gained some of the best musicians I have ever known," says Murphy of the current lineup. "It has also really made me reevaluate why I am still doing this. For most bands, this would have put out the flame, but for Haste The Day it has fanned the flame of passion and purpose."

Five albums into their career, Haste The Day are still taking in stride whatever their career throws at them. They’ve played alongside some of their musical heroes, toured the world many times over (including stops in less-traveled countries like Colombia and New Zealand) and succeeded both critically and commercially – and still, they burn with the simple sense of purpose that fueled their earliest days.

"When I started this band in high school, all I wanted to do was play Cornerstone Festival and maybe put out one record," Murphy says. "After being blessed enough to do that, everything else has been icing on the cake." It is well, indeed.



"Attack Of The Wolf King" CD + T-Shirt + Carabiner + Limited Edition 7" Vinyl LP

(7" Vinyl LP feat. three tracks: "Travesty", "The Un-Manifest", "Dog Like Vultures")



 


01. Wake Up The Sun

They came with different names, bore the mark of the old.
They came with different names, bore the mark of the old.

We’ve tried to run, but it’s no use and all this time we’ve reached the point of desperation.
In these iron walls we hide, but we leave the gates wide open.

FOR NOW, we are here and we are one, and hearts are empty.
FOR NOW, for the waking of the sun is not that easy. FOR NOW, we are here and we are one.

I will never be the same, and I’ll burn with a heart of fire. It’s never gonna be the same when I see their faces. They came with different names and bore the mark of the old, and from their lips came the same strain that’s waking up... that’s waking up the sun.

FOR NOW, we are here and we are one, and hearts are empty.
FOR NOW, for the waking of the sun is not that easy. FOR NOW, we are here and we are one.

They came with different names, bore the mark of the old. We are waking up the sun... waking up the sun.

FOR NOW, we are here and we are one, and hearts are empty.
FOR NOW, for the waking of the sun is not that easy. FOR NOW, we are here and we are one.
FOR NOW, we are here and we are one... We are waking up the sun.


02. Dog Like Vultures


Who will protect you from these dog like vultures? (vultures) And I know they’re small, their teeth are sharp.

We’ve been sent with eyes to see them, and ears to hear their steps. Our hearts are softer than the sheep. We’ve been known to calm the storm and silence the ocean, with strength to spare you from their teeth (from their teeth).

Our eyes are upon you and we will protect you, be assured no fang will breech your fleece. ’Cause we are called to lead and sent to gather. So bare your teeth and sharpen your claws.

We’ve been sent with eyes to see them and ears to hear their steps. Our hearts are softer than the sheep. We’ve been known to calm the storm and silence the ocean. With strength to spare you from their teeth... from their teeth.

Their blood will spill like water in a fountain for thieves and liars. So bare your teeth and sharpen your claws. ’Cause we hold the keys.

And we’ve been sent with eyes to see them and ears to hear their steps. Our hearts are softer than the sheep. We’ve been known to calm the storm and silence the ocean, with strength to spare you from their teeth... from their teeth.


"’Dog Like Vultures’ is a crucial part of this record," explains vocalist Stephen Keech. "It shows all elements of the record and sums up the new sound of Haste The Day. The record is a concept album about a herd of sheep being protected by lions from a pack of bloodthirsty wolves. This song is where the Lions vow unyielding protection over the sheep, promising that "no fang will breach your fleece" and "their blood with flow like water." It has one of my favorite choruses on the record and we are proud to release it."

 


04. Travesty

You cover me!

I am spent and with death you paid my ransom, for the witness of Your word. To bring them in, the jackal’s sin. Oh, the eyes of death are upon me and the watchman takes his toll. And if this river will run dry it will never take us home. With idle minds we prove unconscious. As the hunter stalks his prey. His eyes, his eyes are locked on me.

You cover the darkest part of me with a look that’s sure to set the captives free.

Oh, make way, for I am not the redeemer nor do the mountains fall in my name. But with slightest cry, my hunter, you will fail to reach your prey. Still with idle minds unconscious, as the hunter stalks his prey. His eyes, his eyes are locked on me.

You cover the darkest part of me with a look that’s sure to set the captives free. With love that the blindest eyes will see, You cover the darkest part of me.

As I am met with travesty, and I’m broken and I’m empty. And through it all I can see Your face. With words unspoken I hear Your voice and I see the hand, the hand that writes it all. You’ve called the wind to show its worth. You’ve called the sun to brag about its warmth. Because You are the writer! Because You are the soul of the world.

You cover the darkest part of me with a look that’s sure to set the captives free. With love that the blindest eyes will see, You cover the darkest part of me.

Because You are the writer! Because You are the writer!

 


 
 
 

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