As we wind down on what has been a relatively quiet year for House Vs Hurricane, UNFD is proud to announce a slew of news for the Melbourne five-piece in the form of a new vocalist, a new album and their signing to UNFD for recording and management.
Just last week they played their last show with original front man Chris Dicker to make way for long-term friend Dan Casey, who is also the vocalist for Adelaide band Nazarite Vow. Casey was the obvious choice for the band, who have been always been fans of his diverse vocal range and positive stage energy.
"I don’t think any of us needed to second guess the decision," comments vocalist/guitarist Ryan Mclerie. "Dan is such a talented vocalist and awesome dude, and having him around us every day for the next couple years touring a new album is a huge blessing."
Writing for their yet-to-be-titled second full length has been in progress for months now, with their signature sound and demo process catching the attention of world renown producer Machine, who has recorded hit records by Every Time I Die, Lamb of God and Australia’s own The Amity Affliction. Machine, who is famous for only picking projects he truly believes in, will record the album in New Jersey in March and April 2012.
Guitarist and songwriter Chris Shaw states, "While we loved Perspectives at the time, we knew we needed something bigger sound wise for our second album. We wanted the best, and Machine was the one name that kept coming up. The work he has done speaks for itself, and in terms of our new music, it was the logical choice. We all can’t wait to get over there to record and learn from him."
The final piece of exciting news is that House Vs Hurricane has signed with UNFD for recording and management. UNFD has long been involved with the band, mostly via their sister company Destroy All Lines and through friendship. Only now, the union is made official to work on their first release and forthcoming album together, which looks to be due late June next year. "I’ve been a huge fan of House Vs Hurricane for years now," says UNFD A&R Luke Logemann. "And after seeing almost every Melbourne show they’ve ever played, I can see this fresh start and new album making them one of the biggest heavy bands in the country. 2012 is going to be an incredible year for Team Hurricane."
To hear a snippet of a new demo, and watch interviews with the guys (including Dan), and see footage from the shows on their recent tour, head to UNFD‘s YouTube Channel or follow the link www.youtube.com/weareunified.