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Prophets announce ‘What I Hide’ release date, summer tour

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Hamilton aggressive melodic hardcore four-piece Prophets are releasing their new EP What I Hide on June 21. The record will be four songs for five dollars and available everywhere via the internet. In support of the release Prophets are hitting the road this summer for an extensive North American tour with Victory Records’ Conveyer (U.S.) and High Hopes (U.K.).

What I Hide will be the most personal release to date and will see a new side of Prophets that people have yet to see,” vocalist Ian Flynn says. “Each track holds weight in a pretty messed up part of my life, the feelings are real, not just something to engage people, this shit hurt and this is my apology letter, my sign of hope and my personal revolt.”

Three years in the making, Prophets released their first single “Separate” last August, followed by “Desperate” in November. After the band’s 2012 full-length The Youth blew the psychotic minds and stole the black hearts of heavy music fans all over the world, the masses waited not-so-patiently for a follow up. The new sound is more dynamic and mature than The Youth, incorporating some more clean vocals and a well-versed instrumentation. There’s a cathartic, angst-ridden nostalgia reminiscent of early 2000s hardcore bands, showing off an interesting new take on the band’s formula.

“It was a quite a contrast from our last record which was, for lack of better wording, me being angry at people and letting myself vent over a microphone. This time it took a lot out myself emotionally, which for people who know me, don’t really see that side because I’m stoked on life 99.9% of the time,” Flynn says. “I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a few tears shed in process. It was something we did as a group and I can speak for everyone that we are so glad people get to hear these songs, finally.”

In April Prophets announced they would be having their biggest summer yet as direct support to Minnesota’s Conveyer alongside High Hopes. The 30-day tour will see the band hitting American full-force for the first time in their career.

“I think it’s every small to mid-level Canadian touring band’s dream to say ‘WE’RE GOING TO AMERICA’, and I can happily say that now, excited is an understatement. The dudes in Conveyor took a shot on us and we are forever grateful for it,” Flynn continues. “As lame as this is, I remember watching videos online of Bury Your Dead at Chain Reaction and Mat Bruso saying ‘CALIFORNNNNNNIIIAA’ and thinking, I want to do that one-day. Now I can say that too.”

Inspired by aggression and influenced by triumphant expression, Prophets have been speaking for the kids who can’t since 2009.

ALBUM INFO

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Track listing:

  • Separate
  • Leech
  • Hollow
  • Desperate

All songs written by Prophets
Produced by Derek Hoffman at FoxSounds Studios
Mixed by Sam Guaiana at Room 21
Mastered by John Neclario at Nada Mastering

TOUR DATES (with High Hopes and Conveyer) 

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6/29 – Fargo, North Dakota – New Direction
6/30 – Burnsville, Minnesota – The Garage
7/01 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Studio 200
7/02 – Urbana, Illinois – Audiofeed Festival
7/03 – Port Huron, Michigan – The Dog House
7/04 – Windsor, ON, Canada – The Beer Exchange
7/05 – London, Ontario, Canada – Rum Runners
7/06 – St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada – Detour Music Hall
7/07 – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Club Absinthe
7/08 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Sneaky Dee’s
7/09 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – On Rock Community
7/10 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Overtime Sports Bar
7/11 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Cafe Dekcuf
7/13 – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada – Black Pirates Pub
7/14 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Bandwidth Theatre
7/15 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – The Mercury
7/16 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Kensington Commons
7/18 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – The 333
7/19 – Bremerton, Washington – The Charleston
7/20 – Grants Pass, Oregon – Eaden Ballroom
7/21 – Fresno, California – Dynamite Vinyl
7/22 – Van Nuys, California – White Oak Music
7/23 – San Diego, California – Soma
7/24 – Tempe, Arizona – Fiftyonewest
7/25 – El Paso, Texas – Mesa Music Hall
7/26 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Blu Phoenix
7/28 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – Black Sheep
7/29 – Omaha, Nebraska – Lookout Lounge
7/30 – Des Moines, Iowa – Lefty’s
7/31 – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – The Plus


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