Arcane roots to return with new album ‘Melancholia Hymns’

After a wait of nearly 4 years, ARCANE ROOTS return with their stunning, brand new, 2nd album ‘Melancholia Hymns’, which is set for release through Easy Life/Red Essential on September 15th. The band also release their new single ‘Matter’ today (22nd May) following it’s world exclusive first play last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show.

Listen to the Radio 1 Rock Show ‘Matter’ debut – HERE
Youtube video stream of ‘Matter’ – HERE

The album release follows on from the first single ‘Curtains’, and much like that track, ‘Melancholia Hymns’ is full of ambition, electronica, riffs, strings, darkness and light. It is an album to lose yourself in completely, a complex musical journey for your mind and your heart. A record with so much love, care and attention that you can’t help but feel the passion that has gone making it, and marvel at its scope and sheer size.

Pre-order’s for the album are now also live (where you will also receive both ‘Curtains’ and ‘Matter’ straight away on digital formats) from below links:
Arcane Roots Official StoreMulti link / iTunes / Apple Music / Spotify / Amazon

‘Melancholia Hymns’ full track listings:
1. Before Me
2. Matter
3. Indigo
4. Off The Floor
5. Curtains – (Video HERE)
6. Solemn
7. Arp
8. Fireflies
9. Everything (All At Once)
10. Half The World

Live wise, ARCANE ROOTS can today also announce a full UK and European tour through late September/October, with all UK dates listed below. Before then, the band will be playing at Liverpool Sound City, and then support to Evanescence in London (at the Hammersmith Apollo) on June 13th and 14th. Shows at Download Spain (24th June), Dobrofest in Russia (30th June), Gurten Festival in Switzerland (12th July), Truck Festival (21st-23rd July) and at Reading and Leeds Festival (25th-27th August). This will be their 2nd appearance at Reading and Leeds in the last 2 years.

Ticket link for UK shows – HERE 
Pre-order link – HERE
For a list of ALL live dates in UK and Europe – HERE

UK ARCANE ROOTS headline dates:
Thu-Oct-5 – London, Scala
Fri-Oct-6 – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Sat-Oct-7 – Manchester, Academy 3
Sun-Oct-8 – Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon-Oct-9 – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
Wed-Oct-11 – Dublin, Ireland, Whelans
Fri-Oct-13 – Liverpool, Arts Club
Sat-Oct-14 – Brighton, The Haunt
Sun-Oct-15 – Bristol, The Fleece

European ARCANE ROOTS headline dates:
Fri-Sept-22 – Cologne, Blue Shell (Germany)
Sat-Sept-23 – Amsterdam, Paradiso (Holland)
Sun-Sept-24 – Hannover, Lux (Germany)
Tue-Sept-26 – Berlin, Musik & Frieden (Germany)
Wed Sep 27 – Munich, Orange House (Germany)
Thu Sep 28 – Salzburg, Rockhause Bar (Austria)

Sat-Sept-30 – Milan, Rock In Park @ Legend Club (Italy)
Sun-May-1 – Baden, Werkk (Switzerland)
Tue-May-3 – Paris, Etoile (France)

Other ARCANE ROOTS announced live shows:
Sat-May-27 – Liverpool Sound City Festival (UK)
Tue-June-13 – London, Hammersmith Apollo (supporting Evanescence)
Wed-June-14 – London, Hammersmith Apollo (supporting Evanescence)
Sat-June-24 – Spain – Download Festival
Wed-June-30 – Moscow, Russia – Dobrofest
Wed-July-12 – Bern, Swiss – Gurten Festival
Fri-July-21-23 – Steventon – Truck Festival (UK)
Fri-Aug-25-27 – Reading and Leeds Festival (UK)

A bit of info on ARCANE ROOTS:
UK 3 piece ARCANE ROOTS have so far, in their 10 year period, released 2 mini albums (‘Left Fire’ in 2011 and ‘Heaven & Earth’ in 2015) and a debut full length album (‘Blood & Chemistry’ in 2013). They have toured and played shows across the UK and Europe with the likes of Muse, Biffy Clyro, Enter Shikari, Jimmy Eat World, AWOL Nation, Fightstar and many more. They have also been an ever present at UK and European festivals from Download to BBK, Groezrock to Reading and Leeds.

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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