THE ONE HUNDRED‘s debut album CHAOS & BLISS hits stores this Friday June 2! It will be released via Spinefarm Records/Caroline Australia. The 12 tracks – including lead UK single / video ‘Dark Matters’ and follow-up ‘Monster’ (both premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show) – will be available on CD, DL & LP, with the latter featuring bonus song ‘Temples’ (accessed via the free download card).
A genre-defying and bending outfit, The One Hundred‘s album promises to put them on the map with heavy music fans in Australia and will surely put them in high demand for on-ground touring here, having already graced the stage in the UK and Europe with festival sets at Sonisphere, Reading and Leeds, plus Download and Slam Dunk Festivals, while tours with artists as varied as Hacktivist, Papa Roach, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Crossfaith and We Came As Romans have cemented their reputation as a phenomenal live band.
A pulsating, full-throttle and unforgiving blend of hardcore, dance, trance, rap, grime and, yes, r’n’b and hip-hop, the album’s 12 songs spit, shove and snarl their way through the speakers with vicious intent, full of an anger and an energy that few British acts can rival; even more impressive when you consider the band had no expectations when they first started – they were just experimenting with music and trying to make “something different”. “When you’re in the metalcore genre,” says vocalist Jacob Field, “there are all these rules you have to follow. So when we started doing this, we said ‘Sod that!’ If we don’t brand ourselves as anything, then no-one will have expectations as to what we should or shouldn’t sound like. No-one was telling us how to do this, so we ended up just writing for ourselves. We wanted to pioneer our own genre, to do whatever we felt like and to step outside the comfort zone of what’s expected.”