(May 13th, 2018) – Maryland post-hardcore/metalcore outfit Hostile Array have recently released their official music video for their single “Warmonger.” The single’s release stands once more as testament to the band’s penchant for pervasive political stances and its matching ascerbic, animalistic delivery of instrumentation; its visual representation takes a decided and forthright humane twist.
What makes the politically zealous outfit’s latest release particularly noteworthy is their audio-visual representation of how the personal is political. Wherein “Warmonger” lyrically is explained by vocalist Brendan Frey to be a take on the corrossive misinformation pipeline directed between mass media outlets and unethical politicians, the video takes a more personal, somber tone. It’s subject is a person that has lost a loved one to war- all while struggling with uncovering complex lies and cover ups through leaked documents.
“This album really focuses on some of the political issues that frustrate me the most,” comments Frey. “I don’t consider myself to be very liberal or conservative, but I am passionate about addressing issues of corruption on both sides of aisle. Our hope is to motivate others to question the status quo and never compromise when it comes to demanding justice in our system”.
Hostile Array, formerly known as My Ransomed Soul will embark on yet another outspoken humanitarian commentary in their upcoming and debut self-titled record, due out June 1st. Blending tight melodic riffs, crunchy bass lines and harsh vocals, Hostile Array bears both a certain gravity and grace, effectively bringing a poignant and punchy metal record to the table.
Hostile Array will be released independently by the band on June 1st, 2018.
About Hostile Array
Politics and art have a long history together. Music, in particular, has been used to protest, educate, and even to propagandize. It is undeniable that its influence has helped shape society as we know it. Hailing from Frederick, Maryland, Hostile Array aims to bring their own unapologetic perspective to an increasingly divisive culture.
The group, made up of Brendan Frey, Garrison Frey, Hector Fernandez, Fredy Menjivar, and Andrew Markle, released their first single, “Devoid”, in July of 2017 which focused on the tragedy of civilian casualties in the Middle East and US intervention policies. The band aims to continue the political and social dialogue with each new release. Pulling from a variety of influences such as Underoath, Norma Jean, Silent Planet, and Architects, the band delivers a diverse and unique blend of sounds, while maintaining a message that questions the status quo.