With 2012 coming to an end that only means one thing: fair game for best album of 2013. Up to the plate in the coming winter months is Heaven’s Basement’s debut album, “Filthy Empire”, which will drop February 5th, 2013 via Red Bull Records. Produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides), “Filthy Empire” is the follow-up to the outfit’s independently released EP, “Unbreakable”.
The UK hard rockers recently announced the forthcoming album’s tracklisting, which consists of “Welcome Home”, “Fire, Fire”, “Nothing Left To Lose”, “When The Lights Go Out in London”, “I Am Electric”, “The Long Goodbye”, “Heartbreaking Son of A Bitch”, “Be Somebody”, “Can’t Let Go, “The Price We Pay”, “Jump Back” and “Executioner’s Day”. You can check out the album’s artwork below.
To kill some time until the album’s February release, you can replay the music video for Heaven’s Basement’s first single “Fire, Fire”. Directed by Maxxis (Ours, Sum 41 and Our Lady Peace), the video couples collateral images of war, natural disasters and other destruction with a rambunctious live performance from the outfit, which together epitomizes the rebellious ways of authentic hard rockers.
Heaven’s Basement have an “organic” appeal to them. With one play through “Fire, Fire”, you immediately sense an unrefined hard rock sound. Yes, multiple amplifiers and heavy instrumentals can turn any band “hard rock”, but you also have to have that “raw” quality despite the electronic boosts. Simply put, you either have that hard rock “swag” or you don’t. Heaven’s Basement have it.
For more information on the outfit, check out the band’s official site.