• Kirra Pendergast

In Hearts Wake - ‘DYSTOPIA’

Updated: Jul 10



In Hearts Wake is a metalcore band from Byron Bay, formed in 2006. The band comprises vocalist Jake Taylor, guitarists Eaven Dall and Ben Nairne, bassist Kyle Erich, and drummer Conor Ward. They have released four studio albums: Divination, Earthwalker, Skydancer and Ark.


In Hearts Wake release new single and video Dystopia today. The single is the fourth release from the band’s upcoming carbon offset album KALIYUGA out August 7, 2020.


Dystopia takes a new musical approach for the band, with compelling drive, progression and layered melodic intricacy. The track, like the album, is inspired by the Four Ages of Humanity.


"Dystopia speaks of the fourth cycle and present age of the world known in Hinduism as ‘Kaliyuga’. ‘Kaliyuga’ is often referred to as the dark age due to the predominate traits of discord, disconnection, destruction, materialism, oppression, cruelty and fear”says vocalist Jake Taylor.


We look for the cause to cast the blame, but humanity need only look itself in the mirror. It is time for us to face and overcome the issues and challenges that currently threaten all life on Earth.” 


Dystopia offers a way forward, by encouraging us to question and see through the deadening status quo. Inspiring us to imagine what we are really capable of if we seize the opportunity to grow and change the way we live on the earth and with each other. Dystopia is the fourth single to be released from the band’s new album, KALIYUGA out August 7. KALIYUGA is a ruthless scrutiny of self and the social and eco injustices and abuse at play today, the power and purpose of the record is evident in every facet of its making. The band measured each power socket, light bulb, pound of freight, travel and food consumed during the recording process to find the total carbon footprint came to 26.37 tonnes of CO2e. This has been entirely offset through the purchase of carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia. The album will also be packaged and manufactured plastic free, using recycled materials. Vinyl copies of the album have been pressed on calcium based eco-plastic with recycled and eco-friendly packaging, coming in four different variants (molten, ash, flame & ignite). Having sold through most vinyl options globally within hours, today the band release a fifth ‘smoke’ variation. This white ‘smoke’ variant was set aside for an exclusive tour release but due to COVID-19 halting all tour plans for now, it has been made available. These are high demand products and will sell through quickly. Pre-order via 24Hundred and JB Hi-Fi here. For more information on the album as well as exclusive insights, news and content visit thehouseofkali.com.

‘KALIYUGA’ by In Hearts Wake out August 7 2020. Pre-order here.  ‘Dystopia’ by In Hearts Wake is out now. Listen and follow: LINKFIRE

Image - Sally Patti

Dystopia’s video takes the viewer through the different age cycles. Check it out below.

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