California-based progressive post-hardcore outfit, Hail The Sun, have returned with their first new music since last year, the frenetic single “Devastate and Recalibrate”. The song premiered on Kerrang today alongside an accompanying video that follows vocalist and drummer, Donovan Melero, as he looks towards the future of a seemingly doomed relationship. The track itself showcases Melero’s impressive vocal range highlighted by complex guitar work as the tempo meanders from a quiet start to a full on dynamic assault. The single will be released via an exclusive flexi disc on the band’s upcoming tour, which kicks off September 13th in Sacramento, CA and runs through mid-October. You can watch the video here now and find the song on streaming services tomorrow.

In an interview with Kerrang accompanying the premiere, Melero stated on the track.

“We’ve heard, and I’ve written, songs about relationships and how it feels in the moment. I wanted to come at this one with a little bit of a twist, in the sense that in the song, in the moment, everything is fine. Everything’s going swimmingly. But the person, the character, is thinking about what they’re going to have to do when this person loses interest.”

Since finding sobriety ten years ago, Donovan Melero, the vocalist and drummer for Hail The Sun, has found himself constantly consumed with the idea of making the most of every day. Melero – along with bandmates Aric Garcia (guitar), John Stirrat (bass) and Shane Gann (guitar) – manage both the creative and business sides of Hail The Sun as they continue to grow into one of the most revered acts in their genre. On their latest album Mental Knife, released last fall on Equal Vision Records, the band elevated their already impressive style of play, pushing the limit of what is capable when walking the delicate line between intricate song arrangement, massive riffs, and thundering rhythms. This translates into the band’s charismatic live show, finding Melero switching from vocal duties behind the drumkit to front and center, as the full band exudes an energy that demands the audience’s attention. Formed in 2009, Hail The Sun joined the Equal Vision Records roster in 2016 with the release of their genre-blending album Culture Scars followed by the Secret Wars EP (2017). You can stream their latest full-length, Mental Knife, now on YouTube or Spotify. Following tours with Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance, The Fall of Troy, and Polyphia, the band headline the stage this fall for the first time since the release of Mental Knife, giving fans a much anticipated full experience of their explosive live show. You can find a full list of tour dates below and VIP packages here.

Tour Dates
with Strawberry Girls, Royal Coda, VIS
09/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
09/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
09/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
09/17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA Side Stage
09/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
09/20 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Arts Co
09/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
09/22 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
09/24 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
09/25 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell
09/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro
09/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
09/30 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/02 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/03 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
10/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
10/05 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/07 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
10/13 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers