New Orleans four-piece Cane Hill will release a brand new record titled Kill the Sun via Rise Records on January 18, 2019.
Listen and watch the video for the title track, which is a brilliant and unexpected artistic left turn for the band, here.
"We spent the summer working on new Cane Hill music," the band said. "We've embraced the weirder and mellower side of what we do, as it's something we think is important to our band. With that in mind, we've been in the studio with the incredibly talented Kris Crummett, working on music that embellishes those elements. It's six songs of dark, twisted, and semi-acoustic beauty. We're incredibly proud of it and can't wait for you to hear it."
The band continued, “We wanted to embrace some leftover emotions we've been dealing with since getting our shit together while exploring our own musical limitations. We made this semi-acoustic record because we needed to for ourselves — and because honestly, why the fuck not?"
Cane Hill singer Elijah Witt offered some deeper insight to the title track, saying, "We wanted our first single from this album to be as big of a curveball as possible. 'Kill the Sun' is as far of a departure from our usual 'heavy metal anthem' leadoff as we could get. Like, who knew Devin [Clark] could play the saxophone?! This track is about my constant self-sabotage; my tendency to find happiness and just as quickly finding a way to ruin it. There's a very loud voice in my head that feeds me to the wolves I created, effectively killing any light in my life. And deep down, there's a part of me that relishes in the misery."
The band also recently released the digital live album Cane Hill: Live From The Bible Belt in September. The band shared two songs — "Too Far Gone" and "Singing in the Swamp" — ahead of the release. Both originally appear on the band's last album Too Far Gone.
In other Cane Hill news, the band will hit the road again this winter supporting Sevendust. All Cane Hill dates are below.
KILL THE SUN TRACK LISTING: 1. "86d - No Escort" 2. "Empty" 3. "Save Me" 4. "Kill the Sun" 5. "Acid Rain" 6. "Smoking Man" CANE HILL ON TOUR WITH SEVENDUST:
2/1 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar 2/2 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Music Hall 2/4 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution 2/5 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live 2/6 — Greenville, SC — The Firmament 2/8 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger 2/9 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa 2/10 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live 2/13 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount 2/14 — Boston, MA — House of Blues 2/15 — Providence, RI — The Strand 2/16 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom 2/18 — New Haven, CT — Toad's Place 2/19 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance 2/20 — Buffalo, NY — Rapids 2/22 — Flint, MI — Machine Shop 2/25 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall 2/26 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues 2/27 — Columbia, MO — The Blue Note 3/1 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion 3/2 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom 3/3 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
ABOUT CANE HILL:
2018 has proven to be quite a year for Cane Hill and 2019 looks equally as promising. The band released Too Far Gone to much acclaim in January. The album was selected by Revolver as one of the best metal albums of 2018 so far. In April, Cane Hill were chosen as a #NXTLOUD artist by the WWE. They performed at NXT Take Over: New Orleans, as part of WWE's WrestleMania Weekend. The band opened NXT TakeOver with "It Follows," one of the event's Official Theme Songs, inside the sold-out Smoothie King Center in their hometown of New Orleans. The band also performed with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale, playing NXT Superstar Ember Moon's entrance theme "Free the Flame" before her Championship match. CANE HILL ARE: Elijah Witt — Vocals Elijah James Barnett — Guitar Ryan Henriquez — Bass Devin Clark — Drums