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If your death rock and goth music penchants are not otherwise satisfied by Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Korn and The 69 Eyes, today we present you a very good option to wet your dark palate. Hell Boulevard are back and they’re NOT SORRY.
The Swiss goth’n’roll quartet is ready to unveil their new studio album, unequivocally titled ‘Not Sorry’. A record that has been utterly unapologetic since its conception, this is Hell Boulevard’s new attempt to produce songs they won’t ever be sorry for. The LP is previewed by singles ‘Not Sorry’ and ‘Death To The Future feat. Faderhead’.
Founded in 2014 by Italian vocalist Matteo VDiva Fabbiani from the ashes of Swiss rising stars Lost Area, the band also features Von Marengo of Lost Area (guitars, vocals), Jan Hangman on drums and Raul Sanchez on bass.
Since these dark lords came blazing onto the music scene, they have made quite an impact, rocking many stages, accumulating fans like magnets, and put out a string of successful releases. Sonic angst, lust, yearning, regret, loss and even hope are all rolled up in their dramatic and highly melodic compositions and tight performances.
Their new album follows up notable singles ‘Hangover from Hell’ (2014) and ‘Zero Fucks Given’ (2017) and two long-plays: ‘Inferno’ (2016) and ‘In Black We Trust’ (2018).
This third chapter adds another facet to their sound in a process of growth that is cohesive and progressive. Their classic blend of solid rock and roll and big refrains, along with orchestral arrangements, still represents the core of their sound, while this new album introduces previously unheard elements taken from different metal subgenres: from metal-core breakdowns to sharp industrial-inspired guitar riffs.
For this album, the band embraced a different approach, inevitably leading them to unfamiliar sound paths and experiences: ambitiously gazing at rock operas in terms of composition, aiming to achieve the clean yet meaningful style of pop singer-songwriters. They tell the tale of a distinct moment through their songs and ultimately creating tracks that could live well as separate entities on their own but still work together in effortless synergy, fitting perfectly like pieces of a puzzle.
While, at first glance, ‘Not Sorry’ seems to explore more negative territory than previous releases, upon venturing just a little deeper, one can find the hopeful, positive message behind their devilish lyrics and heavy drums.
A faster, in-your-face type of record, ‘Not Sorry’ presents band members’ unfiltered selves with no remorse, no regrets and, most importantly, no apologies.
Their unmistakable blend of goth’n’roll, tours with Darkhaus and Unzucht, and collaborations with such established acts as Lord Of The Lost, Freakangel, Erdling and Eisfabrik has created a buzz on the music scene.
The ‘Not Sorry’ LP is out now digitally via NoCut Entertainment, available across online stores and streaming platforms, plus as on CD and a FanBox, which can be ordered HERE.
1. I Should Be Dead By Now
2. Not Sorry
3. Speak of the Devil
4. Ropes and Candies
5. Death to the Future
6. Where is your God now?
7. You Had Me at Fuck Off
8. Queen Paranoia
9. Hate Me
10. Like Romeo and Juliet
11. Lilies and Roses
12. To Hell and Beyond
Given that several videos from this album have already been released, it only makes sense for you to enjoy those two while you are here:
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