SHVPES ANNOUNCE SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, GREATER THAN, DUE FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 9th
VIA SEARCH AND DESTROY/ SPINEFARM RECORDS
BAND WILL APPEAR AT 2000 TREES FESTIVAL THIS THURSDAY
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
NEWS PROVIDED BY
Universal Music UK
Shvpes (pronounced ‘Shapes’) will release their second studio album, Greater Than, on November 9th via Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records.
Written in Snowdonia, Wales, and recorded at Treehouse Studios in Chesterfield with world renowned producer and Engineer, Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, While She Sleeps), Greater Than is truly genre-defying; combing hip-hop and metal, plus alternative rock and urban elements, this is heavy music for the adventurous and open-minded.
Says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin, “What we’ve created feels bold, and I’m not worried about people getting pissed off – they can take it or leave it. A lot of people are going to absolutely love it.”
Matt Heafy of Trivium – one of Shvpes’ biggest inspirations – collaborates on the song, “Rain”; but despite this being the most metal track on the album, Matt’s vocals, unpredictably, feature on the rap section...
“That just seemed like the perfect part,” says Griffin, “because we didn’t want to give him a screamy-shouty verse, we wanted to do something a bit different. We put about 10 takes of him on there, so we’ve got this vocal gang monster!”
Since releasing their highly-praised 2016 debut Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair. Shvpes have been riding the wave of acclaim that rapidly attached itself to their name, touring Europe with some of the biggest bands in hard rock (Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall) and appearing at festivals the world over. But in 2018, with Greater Than the band have truly arrived…
Watch the video for current single, “Undertones”, below:
CONFIRMED SHVPES SUMMER APPEARANCES
12 2000 Trees Festival, UK
Source Universal Music UK
July 11, 2018 3:44pm ET by Universal Music UK