HYEENA Drop Their First Single “Bring On The Storm,” Announce Debut Album

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You’ve likely not heard of the Boston-based post-hardcore outfit HYEENA just yet, but after hearing their first single “Bring On The Storm,” you may want to make sure they’re on your radar moving forward. Released in support of their debut album Freedom From The Default, due out this next Spring via Innerstrength Records, the new track is heavy.

Formed in 2019 by frontman Keith Holuk (Ligeia, ex-Hero in Error) and drummer Austin Bryant, the band draws from influences like the Deftones, Gojira, and Of Mice and Men to apparently create their “post-metalcore sound with wild vocals, melodic singing, and energetic lyrics.”

Looking back on when the song was being written, Holuk said “Bring On The Storm” was a tonal shift for him personally compared to his past works.

“‘Bring On The Storm’ is a song that was initially more intricate, but it was simplified to get more to the heart of the vibe. Lyrically, it’s attempting to lay out some of the concepts of how to rewire to the mindset of positive thinking. I definitely didn’t write very positive lyrics back in the day with Ligeia which worked with that therapeutic direction, and I obviously needed that outlet back then. I think that it was very helpful to me and the people who connected with that type of expression.

“In retrospect, I feel as if it may have contributed to adding more troubles in my life that were unnecessary so it’s something that I wanted to change for the better, for me and for the listeners. Maybe it’s a style that doesn’t usually go with metal core, but I didn’t want to toxify people’s minds with negativity that could attract more problems just for the sake of venting. I wanted the lyrics for HYEENA to be more helpful and hopefully more fun!”

While there’s no definitive release date for Freedom From The Default at the moment, the band says it’s currently getting that squared away while also planning a tour to support the studio effort. When more information comes, we’ll be sure to pass it along.

For now, check out “Bring On The Storm” in the official music video alone.

MetalSucks – HYEENA Drop Their First Single “Bring On The Storm,” Announce Debut Album
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November 18, 2022

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