Forlorn Hope are thrilled to announce that their debut album ‘Over the Hills’ will be released on 26/07/2019.
‘Over the Hills’ is a concept piece about the Peninsular War of 1807-1814; the bloody and protracted conflict between the armies of Napoleonic France and the Allied powers of Britain, Spain and Portugal, which raged across the Iberian Peninsula in the early years of the 19th Century. The album does not seek to tell the whole story of the conflict. Rather, this is a collection of stories of horror and heroism from this fascinating period in history, all told through the medium of intense, dramatic and irresistibly catchy heavy metal.
Recorded at Whitewood Recording Studios Liverpool across March 2019 and mixed and mastered by Daniel Woodward across April, the album will feature re-recorded versions of all of the tracks on the band's demo EP as well as several live favourites and material previously unheard by the public.
The stunning cover artwork is by the supremely talented friend Mitchell Nolte, who was also responsible for the artwork on the band's demo EP and shirts. The band are very pleased to continue to work with Mitchell and think you’ll agree that he really has outdone himself on this project.
The track listing for 'Over the Hills' is as follows:
1 - Introduction
2 - Vive L’Empereur
3 - Rifles
4 - Talavera
5 - War in the Shadows
6 - The Eagle Hunters
7 - Die Hard
8 - Badajoz
9 - Man of Secrets, Man of Honour
10 - Masterstrike
11 - Vitoria
12 - Over the Hills and Far Away
13 - BONUS - Forlorn Hope
To whet your appetite even further, today the band have officially released the first single from the album; ‘Rifles’. You can listen to this blazing fan-favourite on the band's official Youtube channel or download it from from the official webstore right now, and it will be available imminently to stream and/or purchase from all major digital platforms.
‘Over the Hills’ will be available to purchase on CD in a lavish digipack with detailed background notes to accompany each track, and also in digital format on all major platforms. Pre-orders will open shortly on the band's official webstore.
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Finally, Forlorn Hope would like to take this opportunity to invite all of their fans to the Official Album Launch Party. This will take place at EBGBS in Liverpool on 27/07/2019; the 210th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Talavera. This will be your only opportunity to hear the band play the album in its entirety and to purchase a copy at a special, discounted price. Forlorn Hope will play alongside their good friends, Scarfoot and Winters Edge, as special guests for the evening.
Buy tickets here!
"Thank you all for your support. We look forward to sharing all kinds of exciting new things with you over the coming months."