HUNDRED SUNS TEAM WITH ALTERNATIVE PRESS FOR “AMARANTHINE” VIDEO PREMIERE
BAND DONATING PORTION OF SONG’S SALES PROCEEDS TO FIGHT AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING
NEW ALBUM THE PRESTALIIS COMING AUGUST 11
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF AUGUST 5 IN DALLAS
HUNDRED SUNS IS CORY BRANDAN (NORMA JEAN), RYAN LEGER (EVERY TIME I DIE) AND CHRIS LeMASTERS (DEAD & DIVINE)
PR SHOT + ALBUM COVER ART HERE
Los Angeles, CA (July 25, 2017) – HUNDRED SUNS – the trio featuring Cory Brandan (Norma Jean), Ryan Leger (Every Time I Die) and Chris LeMasters (Dead & Divine) have teamed withAlternative Press for the video premiere of “Amaranthine,” the second track from their much-anticipated debut album, The Prestaliis (New Damage Records) – click HERE to watch. The band is donating a portion of the song’s sales proceeds toTHORN, an organization that creates and supports tech initiatives that disrupt predatory behavior and work to make the internet a more hostile environment for those who seek to exploit children. Click HERE for more information.
Brandan discussed the song and video with AP, saying, “‘Amaranthine’ is one of our favorite songs. It switches between two different time signatures and we experimented with a lot of dynamics. Chris and Legs have a very balanced writing and rhythmic chemistry on this track, which gave me a lot of room to be vocally versatile. I feel like the song has a very shadowy, almost ‘street’ vibe to it, matching its dark lyrical content, which was inspired by human trafficking – a very serious problem that deserves way more attention than it gets. At times it feels like the world is in a perpetual cycle, talking about the same topics over and over but trafficking is a real crisis taking place in all of our communities, cities and states. I had a conversation with a border agent, who told me that they intervene to help young girls and boys almost every day. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, which is an insane stat. But raising awareness is meaningless without action, so we’re donating a portion of profits from ‘Amaranthine’ to THORN, an organization that focuses primarily on preventing the sexual exploitation of children. They were founded in part by Ashton Kutcher and I’ve seen him talk about this subject and found it to be very inspiring. Those that want to join us in supporting this important cause can do so by downloading ‘Amaranthine’ on iTunes. You can also visit wearethorn.org for more information.”
“Amaranthine” follows the release of first track “Last Apology” (listen HERE), which was praised by Loudwire for an “absolutely crushing sound that surfs the line between hard rock and metal.” Both songs are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order The Prestaliis ahead of its August 11th release date.
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, TX (see itinerary below and click HERE for ticket info).
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 for New Damage Records, 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 Audio, The Bronx).
Don’t miss your chance to catch HUNDRED SUNS live. Dates are as follows:
8/05/17 – Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
8/06/17 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
8/08/17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
8/09/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
8/10/17 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
8/12/17 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
8/13/17 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/16/17 – Denver, CO @ Moon Room
8/18/17 – Chicago, IL @ Township
8/20/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/21/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
8/24/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
8/25/17 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
8/26/17 – St Catharines, ON @ The Warehouse