SHVPES can now reveal that their debut album, ‘PAIN. JOY. ECSTASY. DESPAIR.’, will be released on October 14th via Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records.
‘PAIN. JOY. ECSTACY. DESPAIR.’ has been produced by Carl Bown & Jim Pinder (While She Sleeps, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine), and features both ‘God Warrior’ and ‘False Teeth’; these first two tracks to be revealed from SHVPES’ forthcoming album have now been joined by a third, ‘Two Minutes of Hate’ – released as an official single with supporting music video. Watch it HERE,
SHVPES frontman, Griffin, says: “As a concept, this album is about finding the beauty in whatever situation you’re in. Your ability to feel pain/ to feel despair is ultimately what allows you to embrace the feeling of joy or ecstasy. It’s like yin & yang. ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstacy. Despair.’ gave me a platform to expel 24 years’ worth of frustration and turn it into something positive; something I can be proud of and something, I hope, the listener can find solace in.
From our eclectic musical influences to the incredibly personal, vulnerable, yet empowering lyrical content, we’ve managed to create something that is perfectly in balance with our own musical tastes. To be able to put out our most honest work to date, at this point, is a dream come true. There really is something for everyone on this record and we can’t wait for you all to hear it!”
On the live front, SHVPES will be appearing as sole support to ASKING ALEXANDRIA at two very special SOLD OUT UK shows this summer.
15 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
16 – London, Koko