Modern metal outfit THE HELLFREAKS shatter all expectations - and a few bones, to boot - with relentless second single, “Chaos”, taken from their upcoming album Pitch Black Sunset, out April 14, 2023 via Napalm Records. With no warning and zero excuses, “Chaos” will instantly have listeners in the pit as boisterous thrash lines meet pop-punk-infused metal. Represented by the restless and militant attitude of its energetic music video, the song is accented by a Tom Morello-worthy solo.
“Chaos” is another taste of what can be expected from Pitch Black Sunset. With this record, THE HELLFREAKS crank their sound to a whole new intense level of 11 and beyond. With a mixture of chart-storming modern metal and post-hardcore soaked in skate punk energy, Hungary’s most exciting quartet opens up the next chapter. Waving the flag of a new generation of metal, alternative and punk, THE HELLFREAKS will rile you up.
THE HELLFREAKS state on “Chaos”:
“As we already revealed about our upcoming album, Pitch Black Sunset is like a wild car chase which ends with you plunging straight into a canyon! Our new single “Chaos” is about putting the pedal to the metal and not regretting it.
It’s our own anthem about breaking free from daily repression and standing up for oneself. It embodies the moment of taking control a difficult situation and not allowing yourself to be a victim anymore and highlights the belief that true peace and clarity can come from a place of disorder. So sit back, raise your fists and let it all go … because “Chaos” is on the way!”
Kicking off with vocalist Shakey Sue’s trademark sing-along-screams, “Old Tomorrows” raises the pulse with fast-paced punk mixed with groovy metal beats. THE HELLFREAKS stay true to themselves yet never become stagnant or pretentious – as tracks like “Weeping Willow” are driven by more modern metal interpretations and electronic interludes. With its fragile clean vocals and the eerie sounds of the guitar’s strings, the atmosphere of the song changes throughout before taking an unexpected turn into a hard-hitting core-hymn. "Body Bag" offers a total contrast - surfacing like a message in a bottle with its in-your-face, straight forward 2000s skate punk vibe that fans of the genre have always wished for. THE HELLFREAKS showcase the individual musical expertise of its members when chunky riffs merge with strong beats and highly aggressive shouts, while bittersweet vocal lines call out for a feelgood song.
With almost a decade of existence, THE HELLFREAKS embrace the influence of modern metal, alternative, post-hardcore and punk to form their unmatched sound. Performing in almost every European country and gaining more awareness via their American tour in 2015, the well-experienced band from Budapest proves with their fifth album, Pitch Black Sunset, that they are more than ready to kickstart their next chapter!