‘Amaranthine’, the second song from Hundred Suns, the trio featuring Cory Brandan (Norma Jean), Ryan Leger (Every Time I Die) and Chris LeMasters (Dead & Divine), can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band’s debut album, “The Prestaliis”, which will be released on August 11 via New Damage Records.
Fans can catch Hundred Suns performing “Last Apology” and more from the new album on their upcoming North American tour, which kicks off August 5 in Dallas, Texas. Dates and locations are listed below.
Hundred Suns drown themselves in doomy groove, bass-driven power, loud guitars, and surreal sonic tribalism, with reverent worship of classic darkly romantic alt-rock bands, the scorching intensity of underground music, and the melodic clarity of the more uncompromising radio trailblazers of decades past. But Hundred Suns boast disparate elements from post-grunge to the mind-expanding meditative epics churned out by critical darling progressive rock in equal measure, fused into something freshly unique. In short, the band sounds both familiar and groundbreaking.
The trio responsible for Hundred Suns are known for celebrating the heavier extremes of the art form with angst-fueled anthems heard around the world, in their respective projects, both past and present. But vocalist and lyricist Cory Brandan, powerhouse drummer Ryan Leger and principal songwriter/guitarist Chris LeMasters unlock grand mysteries with emotional resonance as Hundred Suns, as evidenced all over their immersive and diverse debut album, “The Prestaliis”.
LeMasters assembled a massive stockpile of songs with Brandan‘s voice and sensibilities in mind after the duo got to know each other sharing a bus together while touring across Europe. As soon as the singer heard what would become “Fractional”, he raced to his home recording setup to lay down ideas. Those early inspirations tracked as preproduction demos survived to the finished versions of many songs. Early adopters quickly embraced both “Fractional” and “Bedburner” (both released last year).
The band recorded the album with producer/engineer Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific), vocal engineer/producer Jeremy SH Griffith (Norma Jean, Underoath), and producer/mixer (and Saosin guitarist) Beau Burchell (Blaqk Adio, The Bronx).
Brandan said: “It was a long four-year road to get here and the album is everything I hoped it would be and more. We set out to make something unique and meaningful. I know it’s at least one of those things. To me, it’s both.”
Aug 05 Dirty 30 Dallas, TX
Aug 06 Come And Take It Live Austin, TX
Aug 08 Pub Rock Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 09 Viper Room West Hollywood, CA
Aug 10 Slidebar Fullerton, CA
Aug 12 Analog Theater Portland, OR
Aug 13 El Corazón Seattle, WA
Aug 16 Moon Room Denver, CO
Aug 18 Township Chicago, IL
Aug 20 Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA
Aug 21 St. Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Aug 24 Babylon Ottawa, Canada
Aug 25 Adelaide Hall Toronto, Canada
Aug 26 The Warehouse St Catharines, Canada
Video (audio) ‘Last Apology’