[Cover photo credit to Douglas Sonders]
Craft Recordings is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Blessthefall’s fourth album, Hollow Bodies, with a new vinyl reissue, including various limited colored variants. Fusing Metalcore with Electronica, the 2013 album includes the singles “Déjà Vu” and “You Wear a Crown But You’re No King,” and features cameos by Lights, plus members of August Burns Red and Stick to Your Guns.
In addition to the wide release on classic black wax, the LP can be found in a variety of limited-edition color pressings, including clear with bone, red and black splatter (via Blessthefall’s official store), translucent red (via Urban Outfitters), red with black splatter (via Revolver) and clear and red via CraftRecordings.com.
Fans can also pick up a special pressing (black and red vinyl with black splatter) in person during the band’s extensive North American Hollow Bodies anniversary tour this summer.
One of the most respected frontrunners in the Metalcore community, Blessthefall was formed in 2004 by a group of high school friends in Phoenix, AZ. Within three years, the band signed their first label deal, released a debut, His Last Walk, and established a loyal fanbase. Meanwhile, the band embarked on a nationwide run with the 2007 Warped Tour and played supporting slots for acts like All That Remains, From First to Last and Alesana.
By 2012, the band had solidified to include vocalist/bassist Jared Warth and clean vocalist/keyboardist Beau Bokan, as well as Eric Lambert (lead guitar, backing vocals), Elliot Gruenberg (rhythm guitar) and Matt Traynor (drums) when they entered the studio to begin work on their fourth album. Produced by Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men), Hollow Bodies would find the band experimenting with a heavier, darker sound, while still retaining their unique blend of symphonic instrumentals.
Reflecting on the LP, as well as the band’s return to the road, Beau Bokan says:
Hollow Bodies was the album that took our band to the next level and for that, we are forever grateful. Being able to do a 10th anniversary tour and play the record in its entirety is going to be incredibly special. It’s been four years since we played a live show and want to pick up right where we left off. We can’t wait to see your sweaty faces in the crowd!
Most recently, the band (which currently includes Warth, Bokan, Lambert and Gruenberg) released the single “Wake the Dead,” which marks their first new music in five years.
Hollow Bodies Anniversary Tour Dates:
08/03 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
08/04 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
08/05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08/06 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
08/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/09 Denver, CO – Summit
08/11 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
08/12 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/14 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
08/15 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
08/17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
08/18 New York, NY – Gramercy
08/19 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
08/20 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/22 Atlanta GA – The Masquerade
08/23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
08/24 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
08/25 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
08/26 Houston, TX – RISE
08/27 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
08/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/31 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford
09/01 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
09/07 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest