The melodic metalcore scene is about to take a beating, as Reading born quintet High Hopes are set to raise the bar with their sophomore full length ‘Sights And Sounds’, due for release on the 5th February 2016 through their new label, Victory Records.

A group of highly talented individuals who each bring refreshing and captivating ideas to the table, High Hopes are a force to be reckoned with and ‘Sights And Sounds’ is a testament to their exciting musicianship. From the crushing breakdowns and ferocious vocal tones that will shatter your brain, to the carefully crafted melodies that weave their way through the tracks, you’ll need to fasten your seatbelts as this hard-hitting full-length takes you on a whirlwind journey.

A band who are true to themselves and write music that people will enjoy as opposed to following the trend, High Hopes are an asset to melodic metalcore as they grow and mature as musicians. “We write songs that we would enjoy listening to if we weren’t in the band,” drummer Daryl Pryor explains. “I think ‘Sights And Sounds’ has a much more mature sound compared to the previous two releases, but still holds onto that High Hopes style that we are known for; heavy, yet incredibly melodic at the same time.”

Formed in late 2012 the quintet are no strangers to the live circuit, having perfected their high-energy performance over their three years as a band. Proud to have shared the stage with peers such as Heart Of A Coward, Skindred, For The Fallen Dreams and Our Last Night, as well as touring across the UK, Europe and Canada, the quintet have built a loyal fan base across the globe; it’s only a matter of time until High Hopes are at the top of their game.

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