On October 31, Melbourne five piece, Heirs, releases the first taste of its forthcoming third album in the form of a 10"/CD titled, Hunter. The video for the title track will premiere exclusively on CVLT Nation on Wednesday October 19.
To celebrate the release, the band hit the road with French metal-gazing giants, Alcest for a national tour which commences later week. Limited tickets for the tour are still available, with the first Melbourne show already sold out, and a second Melbourne show announced for Thursday October 27 at The Curtin Bandroom.
Hailed as one of the best post-metal albums of 2009, Heirs’ debut, Alchera, established the band amongst Australia’s foremost instrumental acts. 2010 saw the release of the bands second album, Fowl, displaying a shift towards a broader sonic palette, taking further influence from industrial, darkwave and gothic rock. Incorporating a pugilistic rhythmic foundation with coarse, threatening guitar textures and a stronger electronic presence, Fowl marked a great leap forward for Heirs, taking it beyond genres into a realm that is almost hermetic in its vision. The album also featured the bands’ first collaborations with multi-instrumentalist and world-renowned Theremin maestro, Miles Brown.
Their soon to be released material sees Heirs strengthening their melodic resolve, and while equally intense, inhabits a less oppressive atmosphere, with the band citing Cocteau Twins & Sisters of Mercy as being influential to their process. Their live show will also feature visuals and installations by Heirs' guitarist and visual artist, Brent Stegeman.
10"/CD out October 31
Pre orders available from Wednesday Oct 12 from http://heirs.bandcamp.com/
Heirs (Melbourne) with Alcest (France) October Tour Dates:
Oct 20th – The Globe Theatre, Brisbane
Oct 21st - The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Oct 22nd - The Toff In Town, Melbourne **SOLD OUT**
Oct 27th - The Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne
Oct 28th – Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Oct 29th - The Bakery, Perth