[Cover photo credit to Alex Bemis]
Equal Vision Records and California-based Rock band Hail The Sun have released new studio album, Divine Inner Tension. Helmed by notable producer Kris Crummett, Divine Inner Tension finds the band “questioning everything about what it means to be here and to be alive, on both a micro level — where the importance of our existence is profound and paramount — and on a macro one — where our time on this planet is nothing but irrelevant and insignificant.”
The album takes the listener back and forth between those two extremes as it “tries to reconcile that paradox of living intentionally but relinquishing control by taking your hands off the wheel and letting the universe guide you.”
Hail The Sun are also currently out on the road supporting Divine Inner Tension with dates extending down the West Coast through Saturday, August 19th, 2023 in San Diego, CA.
The band, consisting of Donovan Melero (vocals), Aric Garcia (guitar), Shane Gann (guitar) John Stirrat (bass)and Allen Casillas (drums), enlisted the help of Ice Nine Kills’ Joe Occhiuti, who is also involved with Melero’s Kill Iconic Records, on a number of tracks.
This is the first album we’ve written that didn’t come exclusively from a place of suffering or pain. Sadness, heartbreak and nihilism all inspire, but during the pandemic, there was a big shift, and this is more about retelling the story — retelling stories about everyday perceptions. Everything comes from within, so I thought that maybe I don’t have to suffer to feel inspired.
Hail The Sun will be making the following appearances this summer:
August 16 — Fresno, CA — Strummers *
August 17 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent *
August 19 — San Diego, CA — Soma *
* — Kaonashi, Being As An Ocean, Origami Button supporting