April 14th sees the UK release of the long awaited new H.E.A.T studio album ‘Tearing Down The Walls’ via earMusic. The album’s lead single and video, “A Shot At Redemption”, will be released digitally as part of a 4-track EP on February 14th.
Added on top to the ‘A Shot At Redemption’ EP are the previously unreleased “Under Your Skin”, a goosebumps worthy acoustic version of H.E.A.T’s “In And Out Of Trouble” and a sensual cover of one of the greatest ballads, “She’s Like The Wind”. Four songs to enjoy the energetic and explosive side of H.E.A.T and their great talent for ballads, to ease the wait for the very anticipated new studio album.
Once again the band decided the move into Bohus Studio with Grammy-award winning producer Tobias Lindell and created an explosive, fresh sound. The resulting ‘Tearing Down The Walls’ is the follow-up to the successful ‘Address The Nation’, which was praised by media worldwide as one of the best album’s in 2012 and consolidated the band’s reputation as the new leaders in hard edged melodic rock.
H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song “1000 Miles” in 2009 and the band’s second album, “Freedom Rock”, was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock Magazine UK. Since then, they have been touring all over the world, convincing everyone with their powerful performance.
In a moment when artists like Foreigner, Journey and Whitesnake are enjoying a second youth, when teenagers are re-discovering the melodic approach to hard rock which these artists have mastered, and when proudly wearing their logo on T-shirts all of a sudden turned “hip”, when classic hard rock songs are again in the single charts and among the most downloaded — H.E.A.T is the hope for carrying this genre to the future. They are young, ambitious and full of energy.
H.E.A.T’s music is not a revival, and it’s not nostalgic. Still, it’s by far the best you can have today if you love “classic rock” or “AOR” — or more simply if you think that rock music means energy, great songs, and the ambition to be on top of the world.
The band will hit the road in 2014. On March 7th they will support the Scorpions in Madrid and on October 24th they will headline Firefest in Nottingham, UK. More dates will be announced soon.