UK metalcore quintet The Five Hundred have released their new single ‘Walls Of Jericho’, featuring guest vocals from Cabal‘s Andreas Bjulver.
The track is the fourth single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album A World On Fire, due for release on 30th July 2021 via Long Branch Records.
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The Five Hundred comment on the new single:
“It’s fair to say that not a single one of us in the band is religious, but the biblical battle of Jericho bears some significance… in that it reminds us that our enemy cannot be defeated with physical weapons, but rather by a crowd of loud voices.
Andreas Bjulver adds:
“My band Cabal is on the same label as the boys in The Five Hundred, so they’ve been on my radar for a while now and I really like what they do, so when they asked me to jump on a track with them, it was an absolute no-brainer for me.
The Five Hundred have also announced a run of live shows in support of their new album.
July 25 – Nottingham – The Sal (A World On Fire album launch show)
Aug 20 – Gibraltar – Fairground
Sep 4 – Essex – Marine Metal Festival
Sep 16 – Gloucester – Dick Whittington’s
Sep 17 – Stoke – The Underground
Sep 18 – Chesterfield – County Music Bar
Sep 19 – Birmingham – Dead Wax
Oct 16 – Derby – Alt Fest
Nov 18 – Peterborough – Met Lounge
Nov 19 – Birmingham – Asylum
Nov 20 – Weymouth – Finns
Nov 21 – Exeter – Tavern
Dec 2 – Brighton – Komedia
Dec 3 – Nottingham – Billy’s
Dec 4 – Kingston – Fighting Cocks
Dec 5 – Brigwater – Cobblestones
Aggressive yet euphoric, empowering yet simultaneously enslaving, The Five Hundred are renowned for overcoming adversities and laying siege to every stage they play.
Their critically acclaimed debut album, Bleed Red, told the story of a band struggling with Tourette’s, OCD, and drug addiction. It’s nowtime to share with the world how they’ve battled through their vices and come out on top.
After successful tours up and down the UK, Eastern Europe / Russia and an appearance at the iconic Download Festival in 2019, the quintet are back and angrier than ever with their follow-up album.
As the world closed its frontiers, boarded up their cities, and locked themselves inside, The Five Hundred closed themselves off from the rest of society for six months to write their fitting sophomore album, A World On Fire.
In May 2020, only a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, The Five Hundred released the album’s first single, ‘Black Dogs’, a song about isolation and the plague of mental health, which spreads through society like a contagion of anxiety, paranoia and suicidal ideations.
Follow-up single ‘The Rising Tide’ offered a glimpse into what has become a central theme to the band and their music in this coming cycle: environmental devastation, rising sea levels, climate disaster, and the ensuing loss of entire ecosystems, cities and millions of human lives.
The album concept weaves through various aspects of a generation-defining crisis, from flood to furnace… a fitting soundtrack for the coming apocalypse.
A World On Fire tracklisting:
- Black Dogs
- The Rising Tide
- Our Demise
- The Warmth
- Walls Of Jericho feat. Andreas Bjulver
- Your Apocalypse feat. Jeremy Gomez
- With Scars
- Our Curse
- A World On Fire