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Review: H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown

Review: H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown

Ear Music (Sept 22nd 2017)

Reviewer: Stephen Brophy 

Swedish Melodic Rockers H.E.A.T have been gaining a huge amount of traction in recent years, with some terrific album releases, a headlining appearance on the opening night of the final Firefest Festival and just a growing reputation as one of the best live acts on the scene. But late last year the announcement was made that Eric Rivers (Guitarist and major force in the band) was leaving which brought a raft of questions with it, this was closely followed by the news that Dave Dalone (Guitar) was to rejoin the band as his replacement. So interesting times ahead and a lot of interest in the direction that the new album was going to take.

Into The Great Unknown‘ features ten tracks, that may sound a bit different to what the band has done before. That of course doesn’t mean there aren’t great songs on here, it’s so very difficult to look past a song like ‘Eye Of The Storm‘ which really is a killer, perhaps showing off some more of Erik’s vocal talents than the more poppy songs. There is a bit of an epic feel to it, building and soaring while at the same time having more mellow moments.  Or take ‘Redefined‘ which to me sounds like it would fit brilliantly to the soundtrack of a movie like The Karate Kid or those of a similar ilk, that sounds a little flippant perhaps but not meant as a slight in any way it’s the intro and feel that just bring me back to that 80’s sound, but the more you listen to this one the more you get from it.

Tracks like ‘Best Of The Broken‘ and ‘Blind Lead The Blind‘ are H.E.A.T through and through and on the other end of the spectrum you have the lead track form the album, ‘Time On Our Side‘ which without any doubt has split a lot of opinion since it was unleashed on the world a little over a month ago, not all of that has been positive either, but for me anyway the more I’ve listened to it the more it’s grown on me, perhaps not the strongest track on show here but interesting and a very different approach.

H.E.A.T are no different to any band, sounds can change as they experiment with different styles and develop, if you look at this bands history there are places where this has occurred, generally with changes to band personnel. The first two albums sound very different to anything with Erik singing, and ‘Tear Down The Walls‘ was a large progression from ‘Address The Nation‘, so we shouldn’t be too surprised in the fact that this new album sounds different again. Not as immediate, perhaps it’s the general flow of the tracks that is different, or the energy.

Musically the band sound great, Dave has fitted back in really well, Crash, Jona and Jimmy are as solid as ever and great backing vocals, Erik vocally continues to smash it, the aggression is still there, ‘Bastard Of Society‘ and ‘Shit City‘, and there’s a still a lot of power in places, this is a really good album, but not 100% convinced everything works together, the band should be applauded for continually exploring new avenues, looking to advance their sound and develop, and this album is still growing on me, but there are also bumps in the road. No doubt there are some new monsters here to be add live, and the next release will be very interesting.


H.E.A.T. Release Music Video For ‘Eye Of The Storm’

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have released a music video for their new single ‘Eye Of The Storm‘ to dovetail the release of their long awaited new album ‘Into The Great Unknown on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.

H.E.A.T start the European leg of their tour in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.

Track-listing:

  1. Bastard Of Society
  2. Redefined
  3. Shit City
  4. Time On Our Side
  5. Best Of The Broken
  6. Eye Of The Storm
  7. Blind Leads The Blind
  8. We Rule
  9. Do You Want It?
  10. Into The Great Unknown

 


H.E.A.T. Announce UK & European Tour Dates

To dovetail the release of their fifth studio album, H.E.A.T will tour the UK and Europe throughout November. The celebrated Swedish rock band will release their long awaited new album ‘Into The Great Unknown on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC.

The European leg of the tour will start in Copenhagen on Monday 30th October and the band will play their first show in the UK in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th November.

After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.

Into The Great Unknown‘ is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Tearing Down The Walls‘.  2012’s successful ‘Address The Nation‘ album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock. ‘Into The Great Unknown‘ is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for – frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song ‘1000 Miles‘. That same year the band’s second album ‘Freedom Rock‘ was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.

H.E.A.T – November 2017 UK And European Tour

Copenhagen DK, Pumpehuset                   Monday 30 October

Hamburg DE, Logo                                           Tuesday 31 October

Berlin DE, Frannz Club                                   Wednesday 1 November

Munich DE, Backstage Halle                       Thursday 2 November

Innsbruck AT, Harley Bar                              Friday 3 November

Milan IT, Legend Club                                    Sunday 5 November

Bilbao ES, Santana 27                                     Tuesday 7 November

Madrid ES, La Riviera                                     Wednesday 8 November

Barcelona ES, Razzmatazz 2                         Thursday 9 November

Paris FR, La Nouveau Casino                       Saturday 11 November

Pratteln CH, Z7                                                  Sunday 12 November

Aschaffenburg DE, Colos-Saal                    Monday 13 November

Vosselaar BE, Biebob                                     Tuesday 14 November

Uden NL, De Pul                                               Wednesday 15 November

Wolverhampton UK, Slade Rooms           Friday 17 November

Glasgow UK, Cathouse                                  Saturday 18 November

Nottingham UK, Rescue Rooms                 Sunday 19 November

London UK, Islington Academy                  Tuesday 21 November


H.E.A.T Release Official Music Video For New Single ‘Redefined’

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have just released an Official music video for their new single ‘Redefined‘.

‘Redefined‘ is taken from H.E.A.T’sInto The Great Unknown’ album which is released by earMusic on Friday 22nd September.

The song is also available as Spotify single and instant grat on iTunes.

Line-up:
Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall

©Klara Fowler

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H.E.A.T Launch ‘Time On Our Side’ Lyric Video

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have released an Official lyric video for ‘Time On Our Side‘.

Time On Our Side‘ is now available on Spotify and iTunes.   The new album will be released by earMusic on Friday 22nd September.  The first official single ‘Eye of the Storm‘ will be officially released in the next few weeks.

Into The Great Unknown‘ is available to pre-order now. H.E.A.T will tour the UK in December (dates announced soon).

Line-up:
Guitar: Sky Davis (aka Dave Dalone)
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Keyboard: Jona Tee
Drums & Percussion: Crash
Vocals: Erik Grönwall

©Klara Fowler

Official Website

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H.E.A.T Announce New Album ‘Into The Great Unknown’

Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the UK release of the long awaited new studio album ‘Into The Great Unknown’ from the celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T via earMUSIC.

After one and a half years of intense song-writing, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.

Into The Great Unknown‘ is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Tearing Down The Walls‘.  2012’s successful ‘Address The Nation‘ album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock.  “Into The Great Unknown” is a rock and roll journey into the great unknown. The album delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for – frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock.

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song ‘1000 Miles‘. That same year the band’s second album ‘Freedom Rock‘ was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.

Track listing:

  1. Bastard Of Society
  2. Redefined
  3. Shit City
  4. Time On Our Side
  5. Best Of The Broken
  6. Eye Of The Storm
  7. Blind Leads The Blind
  8. We Rule
  9. Do You Want It?
  10. Into The Great Unknown

Line up:

Vocals: Erik Grönwall
Guitars: Dave Dalone
Keyboards: Jona Tee
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Drums: Crash 

Official Website

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H.E.A.T – ‘Into The Great Unknown’ Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have revealed the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming new album ‘Into The Great Unknown‘. The album will be released on the 22nd September 2017.

Track listing:

01 Bastard Of Society
02 Redefined
03. Shit City
04 Time On Our Side
05 Best Of The Broken
06 Eye Of The Storm
07 Blind Leads The Blind
08 We Rule
09. Do You Want it
10. Into The Great Unknown

Line up:

Vocals: Erik Grönwall
Guitars: Dave Dalone
Keyboards: Jona Tee
Bass: Jimmy Jay
Drums: Crash

Official Website

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