Empire State melodic metalcore quintet, Hollow Bones, will self-release its debut album, Lionheart, on May 27. Over a year in the making, Lionheart was mixed, mastered and engineered by Randy Pasquarella at Pasquarella Recordings and self-produced by Hollow Bones with Pasquarella’s assistance.

Hollow Bones comments: “We are incredibly proud to present our debut album ‘Lionheart.’ It took us over a year to get everything we wanted, and although it was a long wait, we couldn’t be happier with the final product. We hope that the passion we put into making this album rings true with people who are looking to find solace in music. We hope that people hear the words we are saying and are inspired to take action, or are relieved in knowing they are not alone and that others have felt the way they do and that there is reprieve. Our mission from the beginning has always been, and will always be, to find people who are as passionate about music as we are about creating it. Promote what you love, and use music to heal.”

Last year Hollow Bones launched a music video for the first Lionheart single, “DRYTOOTH.” Stream the “DRYTOOTH” music video on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUBlx9tTa-k.

Vocalist Patrick Anthony previously told MetalUnderground.com: “Thematically [‘DRYTOOTH’] is very dark. I lost my brother in 2007, and the song is really about not being able to move past it. Carrying around the weight of not knowing whether it was an intentional death or not. It is about the hole in your life that someone can leave, regardless of how or why you have lost them. It is about watching someone you love suffer through tremendous depression, and being powerless to do anything.

“The song ends with my admission that I would have preferred to have taken his place. The song is about hopelessness, anger, frustration, guilt, and longing, and we hope that we have clearly conveyed those feelings, because I think everyone has, or will, lose someone dear to them. I think it is a very relatable subject.”

An additional Lionheart track, “The November Diaries,” is also streaming on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mULSSk8Qzxw.

1. Wandering Sparrow
2. The November Diaries
3. Lionheart: Execution
4. The Altruistic Lung
6. I Watched the Snow Fall, and Bury Your Bones
7. Lionheart: Sonder
8. Wolfcrone
9. A Murder of Crows

Hollow Bones derives its name from the bones of birds. And while this may seem strange at first, it is those hollow bones that enable birds to fly. This idea – that something can be delicate and beautiful, but also have function and purpose – is personified in the music that Hollow Bones creates. With aggressive melody, raw emotion, sweeping clean vocals and crushing breakdowns, Hollow Bones has shared the stage with bands such as Emmure, Periphery, Whitechapel, Sworn In, Thy Art Is Murder, Texas in July, Chasing Safety, Born of Osiris, Fit For an Autopsy, Stray From the Path,  After the Burial, I Declare War, Reflections, and many more.

Stay tuned for more information on Hollow Bones and Lionheart, due to be released this May.

Hollow Bones is:

Patrick Anthony – Vocals
Sharon Malfesi – Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Formale – Guitar
Kyle Cullen – Bass
Connor Warren – Drums

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