H.E.A.T’s next album to be combination between ‘Tearing Down The Walls’ and ‘Address The Nation’
H.E.A.T’s energetic frontman Erik Grönwall recently spoke to Bobby Caughron at XS Rock and was asked about the Swedish rockers’ next album, which will follow the more commercial keyboard oriented Into The Great Unknown (2017).
Grönwall advised (with slight edit): “We’re working on the new album now, we’ll release the first single this fall and then the album will be out at the beginning of next year.” He also added: “We’ve decided to do what we personally think we do best, and that’s just melodic rock, so we’re going all in. In my ears, it’s a bit of a combination between Tearing Down The Walls and Address The Nation, but harder in a way.”
H.E.A.T‘s last album Into The Great Unknown was generally seen as a disappointing one compared to the band’s two previous albums Tearing Down The Walls (2014) and Address The Nation (2012). Into The Great Unknown failed to make the year end top albums lists for both Sleaze Roxx and its readers. On the other hand, Tearing Down The Walls ended up at #5 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2014 and #8 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2014 while Address The Nation landed the #10 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2012. Even H.E.A.T‘s debut self-titled album finished at #12 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2008.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Tearing Down The Walls back in 2014: “After only one listen of Tearing Down The Walls, there was no question in my mind that the members of H.E.A.T are fantastic musicians that have mastered the art of melodic rock. I already knew that H.E.A.T had an amazing singer (you’ve got to have talent to win those various Idol competitions) but hearing a full record with Grönwall handling vocals confirms that this guy has got to be one of the best young hard rock singers out there. I was also impressed with the variety of songs on the record, from the beautiful ballad “All The Nights” to the catchy “A Shot At Redemption” — which I’m sure was a no brainer as the first single.”
In terms of the album Into The Great Unknown which was H.E.A.T‘s follow up to Tearing Down The Walls, Sleaze Roxx opined in its review: “One step forward with Tearing Down The Walls and two steps back with Into The Great Unknown. That is unfortunately what Swedish rockers H.E.A.T have done with their latest studio album. Frankly, I was going to completely write off H.E.A.T‘s latest album after listening to the first two songs — “Time On Our Side” and “Redefined” — that were released in advance of the album’s release but I had already pre-ordered the record. Quite simply, those two tracks were horrible compared to the songs on H.E.A.T‘s prior album Tearing Down The Walls. No need to say that H.E.A.T are not tearing down any walls with their latest album but rather tearing my ears with keyboard heavy sappy and rather dull (yet still melodic and catchy) tracks.”
H.E.A.T‘s “A Shot At Redemption” video (from the album Tearing Down The Walls):
H.e.a.t releases their new studio album ‘Tearing Down The Walls’ on April 11th, 2014 via earMUSIC and reveals the first song ‘A Shot At Redemption’ of the sa…
H.E.A.T‘s “Redefined” video (from the album Into The Great Unknown):
Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the release of the long awaited new studio album “Into The Great Unknown” from the celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T via e…