Born Free, Melbourne hardcore outfit signed to Resist Records, are back! Returning to the fold after a reasonable absence from the scene, they are today announcing a brand new single, Blinded. The single will see its release this Friday March 15 on all good digital platforms and streaming outlets. The single is the first cut from a forthcoming record – with more details to be revealed very soon.
They are also off to Newcastle’s Hamilton Station Hotel on Friday March 23 to headline Last Ride Records’ 2019 Showcase show, alongside Ill Natured, Primitive Blast, Caged Existence and more, with tickets available on the door.
The new album was recorded in Winter 2018 at Black Lodge Studios (old three phase studio) in Brunswick, Melbourne with Mike Deslandes (from Melbourne’s blackened Rock ‘N’ Roll outfit High Tension). The new record is the first from the band to feature new member Josh Manitta (Carpathian, Warbrain) – who has brought on a more layered and melodic style to their previous 2015 album ‘Sorrow’, and is a natural progression musically from their ‘Upon my Head’ tape, released in 2017. The band has further utilised vocalist Nathan’s clean singing, while also creating what is their heaviest album to date, yet more structured and more melodic.
Lyrically, Nathan has strived to vent about the destruction of the planet, internal anguish and a personal take of life, death and everything in between and aimed to create a more dynamic and matured sound for this album.
Born Free have done some notable tours in their 6 years of proudly representing Melbourne hardcore throughout the land, with bands like Turnstile, Expire, Blacklisted and Miles Away, as well as notorious/memorable shows with standout hardcore acts Bane, Rival Mob, Mindsnare, Endless Heights and Break the Ice.
The band have more recently played less to really focus on writing and recording – but are excited to get on the road and show what Born Free is in 2019!
Born Free’s new single Blinded will see its release on Friday March 15 through Resist Records.