Progressive rock five-piece, Halo Tora have released the lead single, ‘Always The Last To Know, taken from their new, 6-track album, ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’, the first release of a 2-part series, set for release on April 6th, 2018. The Glasgow-based union will self-release the new record, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
“Always The Last To Know is a song which has allowed me to address an issue which myself and many of my friends have had to deal with over the past few years.” says vocalist Chris Alexander. “From trivial worries to losing friends or family, these things become a daily struggle for everyone and the lyrics relate to getting on top of them and letting go.”
Watch: Halo Tora – ‘Always The Last To Know’ – BELOW:
In support of the new album, Halo Tora will take to the road throughout the UK and Europe this spring:
27 APR 2018 – Glasgow UK, Stereo
28 APR 2018 – Bristol UK, Mother’s Run
29 APR 2018 – Brighton UK, Hope and Ruin
30 APR 2018 – Lille FR, DIY Cafe
01 MAY 2018 – Saarbrücken GER, Musicbüro Saar
02 MAY 2018 – Tilburg NL, TBC
03 MAY 2018 – Brussels BEL, La Porte Noire
04 MAY 2018 – Poperinge BEL, Kaffee Vooruit
05 MAY 2018 – London UK, Birthdays
The new album features 6 tracks of atmospheric, melody driven alternative rock music, pulling influence from the likes of Coheed And Cambria, Leprous and Karnivool. Halo Tora set out with the goal to create immersive music for people who enjoy tunes with depth and meaningful content. Musically, building layers into their songs, creating a mood or a feeling throughout each composition the band have crafted a soundscape that is truly their own.
“The music and the lyrics are a discussion, and for me, a remedy.” says vocalist Chris Alexander. “The idea was to be as honest and open about it all so that the listener could relate. The lyrics draw inspiration from how, as individuals, we have dealt with anxiety and our mental health.”
‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ was recorded at Beetroot Studios, Airdrie by Stuart MacLeod, and mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin at Metropolis Studios.
The band have forged a reputation for captivating broad audiences from festivals to tour supports. Having shared the stage along with way with the likes of Jamie Lenman, Tremonti and My Vitriol as well as recently embarking on their own headline UK and European tours, Halo Tora have also appeared at UK’s ArcTanGent festival beside Explosions In The Sky, Converge, Russian Circles and Listener.