Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T have released a lyric video for the first track from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album.

Into The Great Unknown is the follow-up to 2014’s Tearing Down The Walls.  The album sees the return of producer Tobias Lindell, who also produced Tearing Down The Walls. The album was recorded at Karma Sound studios on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Having played on the band’s first three albums guitarist Dave Dalone returns to the fold following the departure of founding member Eric Rivers last October.

“During the making of this album, I think we all felt a little bit like astronauts going off to space for the first time,” says Dalone. “We set out on a journey not knowing what we would come back with, or if we’d even make it back. Somewhere along the way, the pieces began to fall into place. There’s just no point in doing the same album over and over again just because it works. When it all comes down to it, you want to make the songs shine to their full potential. If that includes bending the rules of the genre or crossing paths into unknown territory, so be it.”

“Time On Our Side is a song about a relationship in which you have lost something over the years and it has become more and more difficult to endure,” says singer Erik Grönwall. The song lyrics are sung in the perspective where you are begging your counterpart to have faith and patience in each other with a promise that you’ll do everything in your power to make it better again.”

“When I first heard the chorus on Time On Our Side there wasn’t a single hair on my body that didn’t stand straight up,” says bassist Jona Tee. It’s just one of those songs that immediately touches you and sends shivers all over the body. The combination of the melody and the lyrics is just perfect. It instantly puts you in a state of mind where you begin to ponder what really matters. I may have experienced this before only with 10 songs, tops. The rest of the song serves as the perfect appetiser for the epic main course. Enjoy!”

Into The Great Unknown will be released on September 22 via EarMusic, and is available to pre-order now. H.E.A.T will tour the UK in December (dates announced soon).

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