Just days after taking a bite out of the hard rock world with the release of a new single, North Carolina powerhouse TO SPEAK OF WOLVES have announced the availability of pre-order options for the forthcoming Find Your Worth, Come Home – available online and in stores everywhere May 22 via Solid State Records.
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Among the options is a CD and t-shirt package featuring the artwork from the album’s first single, “Stand Alone Complex,” which debuted online earlier this week to instant acclaim. Answering fans’ calls for more, TO SPEAK OF WOLVES have also unveiled a visually stunning lyric video for the standout track.
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Careening off the rails with frantic snare blasts and caterwauling riffage, “Stand Alone Complex” is not only the first track released from the highly anticipated Find Your Worth, Come Home, but it also serves as the first sample of the unhinged vocals of new TO SPEAK OF WOLVES frontman Gage Speas, the spark plug driving this band into wild new territories with an album they never dreamed they could make.
“Musically, we feel this song is a great first look into the new record,” says drummer and founding member Phil Chamberlain. “It’s a fast and intense song, a good mix stylistically from the new album as a whole. The song features guest vocals by Micah Kinard from OH, SLEEPER on the bridge and has one of our favorite guitar riffs as a climatic ending.”
Equal parts rabid ferocity and melodic euphoria, “Stand Alone Complex” is a fitting introduction to Find Your Worth, Come Home, which sees the revitalized lineup reaching into darker, heavier and faster territory. It’s an album of rediscovery, and an album that freshly stamps what TO SPEAK OF WOLVES is about, from the title on down. Find Your Worth, Come Home is the follow-up to the band’s heralded 2010 debut, Myself < Letting Go, which catapulted TO SPEAK OF WOLVES onto the national stage with its road-rash riffage and soaring, arena-worthy choruses. Relentless touring alongside likeminded bands such as UNDER0ATH, AUGUST BURNS RED and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME underscored the fact that the Greensboro, NC quintet were a force to be reckoned with. The band quickly became a beacon within the hard rock and metalcore scene, despite – or perhaps because of – their unwillingness to become yet another facsimile spewing forth endless breakdowns and Auto-Tuned choruses. TO SPEAK OF WOLVES refused to do either, and fans loved them all the more for it.
Decibel praised the band’s “bloody knuckled screamo-core, diamond-cut choruses and post-rock discordance,” while taste-maker Absolute Punk cut straight to the point, writing: “Myself < Letting Go is a wondrous begining for TO SPEAK OF WOLVES, leaving their future radiant with promise.”
Now, driven by the dominating vocal presence of Speas, TO SPEAK OF WOLVES are ready to blow the doors wide open. “This record is something that we’re incredibly proud of,” Chamberlain says. “We couldn’t be more stoked and proud of what we’ve created with this album. We are excited and can’t wait to share it with everyone!”