For a first preview of “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred”, you can view the new single “Harakiri” :
Directed by : David Brodsky (www.davidsbrodsky.com)
Edited by : Allison Woest and David Brodsky
Cameras : David Brodsky, Allison Woest and Mike Compitello
Special Thanks to : Mark Nolan
The title for Twitching Tongues’ fourth full-length was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life”. It reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors.
With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner, unlike any of their previous releases.
At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
3. Kill for You
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)
Where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:
-Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
-Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
-Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
-Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
-Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
-Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!