TWITCHING TONGUES Release “Gaining Purpose” Video
March 6, 2018, 13 days ago
On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. A video for the new single, "Gaining Purpose" (shot at the band's previous two U.S. tours leading up to the album's release), can be viewed below.
The title for Twitching Tongues' fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer - "Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life" - and 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.
The record is available for pre-order here. 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
Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred tracklisting:
"AWOL (State Of The Union)"
"Kill For You"
"Forgive & Remember"
"The Sound Of Pain"
"Defection (Union Of The State)"
"Gaining Purpose" video:
"Kill For You":
In support of this release, the band will hit the road with Hatebreed, Crowbar, and Acacia Strain, before heading out on a headlining tour in the USA.
With Hatebreed, Crowbar, Acacia Strain
16 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
17 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
19 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
20 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
22 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
23 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
24 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
25 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
26 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
27 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
28 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
29 - Reading, PA - Reverb
With True Love, Vamachara
30 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
31 - Waterford, NY - Chrome
1 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
3 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Club
4 - Hamden, CT - Ballroom at The Outer Space
5 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
6 - Richmond, VA - The Canal Club
8 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Purgatory)