Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake have announced their new album Ark is set to come out on May 26. That's in just 4 weeks!
They also dropped a very slick new video for their new single Passage, which takes us to the high seas in what we can only describe as pirate metalcore - it's awesome!
The band have taken an environmentally conscious approach to the record, highlighting the importance of maintaining our waterways. They've also partnered up with Tangaroa Blue, for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of waterway clean-ups in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and their home town of Byron Bay.
“No matter what side of the world we live on, water connects us all,” says Jake. “Every living thing, and every human being that ever was or will be, is born of water. The plasma in our blood is 92% water, our brains 75%, and even our bones are 30% water. The same water that shapes our Earth is the same water within each of us.
“This record is an ode to the Ark, that is our ocean planet. Just like a ship, if one part is compromised, all life is threatened. What happens on one side of the world affects the other. If we don’t work together to repair our home and restore the integrity of its natural resources, we will all go down with the ship. Since water is our lifeblood, it needs to be respected, protected, and acknowledged not only as a basic human right, but as an essential human need.”
But wait - there's more! In Hearts Wake have also announced that they'll be touring this July alongside While She Sleeps, Crossfaith, and Polaris. Ticket info here.