We are happy to announce Hands of Despair‘s anticipated return Well of the Disquieted, the outfit’s third release. Showcasing an amazing array of guests including extreme metal legend Luc Lemay (Gorguts), the band is offering an album chock full of massive, punishing soundscapes that clocks in at 80 minutes. Metal Sucks deemed Well of the Disquieted worthy enough to be included in the 2018 edition of Albums That Will #[email protected]&%*! Your Face Off, a piece published earlier this week.
Well of the disquieted is a conceptualized tragedy centered around mental illness where each song brings forth a variation and an aspect of the disease displayed on songs like La ballade des gens heureux, based on the life of Virginia Woolf.
Strong off the release of their album Bereft in 2016, Hands of Despair spent most of 2016 and 2017 touring and sharing the stage with some of the genre’s most prolific acts garnering them wider exposure and expanding their growing fan base. Countless hours went into crafting the perfect sound and feel for the album’s concept which also features collaborations with many of the local scene’s mainstays including Marie-Helene Landry (Obsolete Mankind, Borborygme, ex-Despised Icon), Sébastien Croteau (Necrotic Mutation) and Vena Kava (ex-Aversion).
The artwork created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Anathema and more) will be revealed early February and the album is set to drop April 2018. Needless to say, this is going to be a benchmark album for both the band and Deathbound Records and we could not be prouder to have this release highlight our third collaboration with Hands of Despair.
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