Hellions will release their third album 'Opera Oblivia' on July 29 via UNFD.
“The title Opera Oblivia came to light a couple of months prior to the album’s recording,” remembers guitarist Matthew Gravolin.
“Not long after the release of Indian Summer we had all agreed that we wanted to begin work on a project of much larger proportions, and we wanted the ensuing record to have a true-ringing feel of operatic grandeur.”
One of the songs on the record, 'Quality Of Life', came out a while back and now also has a video.
Check it out below.
The unusually structured tracklisting looks as follows...
1. 24 2. Quality Of Life 3. Thresher 4. Lotus Eater 5. He Without Sin i) Halation 6. ii) Heels Of The Hands 7. Bad Way 8. Nightliner Rhapsody 9. Nuestra Culpa 10. 25
“The act-based structure was an epiphany of Anthony's that came to him towards the end of the recording process,” explains Matthew.
“His mentality was that we should structure the album as a traditional opera, so when it came to deciding upon the track listing, we did so thematically. This gives the record a loose orientation, complication and resolution in the form of Acts, based on the topics discussed in each song.”