Things have been very quiet since Protest The Hero launched a subscription service for their EP Pacific Myth. and, while we all knew the album was still in the works, we didn’t have an exact release date for it, but everyhing have already come to place and we have a firm date for it.
Pacific Myth is scheduled to hit the shelves on November 18th and the preorders for all different bundles offered can be placed right now in their MerchNow page. As previously stated, the new EP will be released in several formats including an 80 gram purple swirl vinyl, with a colored insert of all six covers from the original releases, casette, digital form and traditional CD. The tracks in the EP have been released over the course of six months through their subscription-based bandcamp service but have been reworked and remastered. The band explains:
“Pacific Myth was purely an experiment. Normally, we take as much time as we need to write records – lots of which is spent procrastinating. With Pacific Myth, we didn’t have that luxury – we promised to release 1 song per month on the 15th of each month for 6 months running. What we discovered in writing these tunes was the fact that strict deadlines (even if self-imposed) do not allow for over-thinking – something we are incredibly guilty of on our four existing full length albums. Surprisingly, the constricting time frame lead to some risks in writing we wouldn’t have normally taken – or at least some risks we would normally have had the time to identify as “too risky” and then re-worked until we felt safe again. For this reason, it’s a totally “go-with-your-gut” record and one we are extremely proud of.”
Take a look at the artwork below and let us know what you think about it.