Aussie melodic death-thrashers Naberus will release the sophomore full-length album entitled "Hollow" on June 29th via Eclipse Records. Pre-order information can be found here.
The band has also revealed the first music video from the album for the title track. The video was directed by Will Davies, and shot on location in Melbourne and Ballarat, Australia - so check it out in the player above.
“We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously” says guitarist Dan Ralph. “…this video reflects our collective sense of humor…for better or for worse”. Lead singer James Ash continues, “We originally planned on burying the hitchhiker almost completely until we realized just how difficult was to dig in rural Australian clay with a guitar, plastic spoon, and a phallic bong. We’d like to apologize to him for placing him on top of a fire ant nest while filming the burial scene… oops! We also learned that canned beets are a terrible substitute for fake blood”
"Hollow" was produced by James Ash at Kremation Studios, mixed by Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, A Breach of Silence) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Devin Townsend) at Systematic Productions. The album art was designed by Chris Sheppard (check it out below). The album features fourteen brand new songs that showcase a significant progression in the songwriting talents of James Ash and Dan Ralph, while also maintaining roots in the unique style of metal they gained notoriety for. The album covers a wide variety of subject matter as well. From the highly personal “My Favorite Memory” being written about James’ father’s battle with dementia, to the title track “Hollow” which casts a critical light upon the hypocrisy of hate-filled religious leaders during the fight to legalize gay marriage in Australia, the band takes a no holds barred approach to songwriting and continuously capturing the raw energy of the infamous live shows in the studio.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Slaves 2. Space to Breathe 3. Split in Two 4. Shadows 5. Webs 6. Hollow 7. I Disappear 8. The End 9. Seas of Red 10. The Maze 11. My Favorite Memory 12. Fading 13. The Burrow 14. The Depths