Melbourne is very well-known for extreme high-quality prog rock and metal – and Modality are flying that flag HIGH today with the release of their new single ‘Hope Is For The Hopeless’. The single and video, which take aim SQUARELY at the Catholic Church and their continued cover-up of abuse and legacy of such acts, is out on Friday June 10 – and can be pre-saved at https://ffm.to/modalityhifthpresave.
Modality release Hope is for the Hopeless Video
“Hope is for the Hopeless” describes someone’s continuous search for the truth, as they encounter some harsh realities. This song explores religious themes, and how the house of God may not always be the safest place to turn to when looking for guidance about morality.
Nigel Jackson, vocalist/lyricist for the band, says that The lyrics specifically address sexual abuse against children that has taken place in the Catholic Church, tackling feelings of hurt, hatred and rage. There is a constant struggle to understand how someone could commit acts so horrific and inflict such deep trauma on another human being. Feeling that the system has failed them, the victim is left feeling lost and unhinged, and ultimately they are forced to look within to find their own truth.” His full statement about the topic can be read here.
“Hope is for the Hopeless” was written and recorded by Modality and Ted Furuhashi (Circles) in Melbourne, 2020 and was Mixed and mastered by Ted Furuhashi also.
The “Hope is for the Hopeless” film clip was produced by band members Nigel Jackson & Alicia Richards and featured muso pals Dann Ralph, James Ash and Adam Zaffarese. It was Directed by Nigel Jackson and Dave Hunter (Circles; Band Factory Media) and Filmed on location at DCF Studios, Thornbury, Victoria.
Modality are a progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, who formed in late 2018. The band explores themes of social commentary and also draws on personal experience. The five-piece band always bring energy to their live shows.
The band released their debut EP ‘SYNTHES1S’ in December of 2018, which was recorded and produced by Clint Vincent of Dead Letter Circus. The video clip for their first single ‘END 0F THE L1NE’ was filmed and produced by Dave Hunter of CIRCLES, which when released had a natural reach on social media of over 12,000 views in 24 hours.
Modality played their debut show to a full room in January 2019 at PROGFEST Melbourne, supporting world-renowned progressive heavyweights such as MONUMENTS, The Ocean and Skyharbor. Following this, the band supported CIRCLES on their ‘Winter’ tour.
They will be supporting alt rock band Mass Sky Raid on Friday, 17th of June at the Tote in Collingwood.
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