Hopesfall, a trailblazing name in the post-hardcore scene, has released a remixed and remastered version of their monumental album, “The Satellite Years”. Originally released in 2002, the album is considered a milestone in the melodic hardcore scene, blending ferocious screaming with captivating melodies.
The remixed and remastered version, titled “The Satellite Years (2.0)”, promises to breathe new life into this beloved album. It is presented as a double LP, cut at 45rpm, and enclosed in a gatefold embossed jacket. The release also includes a gatefold booklet with original pictures from the studio recording sessions in rural Illinois.
To provide a deeper understanding of the album’s history, a retrospective essay titled “The Early Orbiters”, written by Emery’s Matt Carter, is included. The layout and packaging of the reissue are skillfully executed by Unoriginal Vinyl.
Despite lineup changes over the years, the five-member ensemble at the time of “The Satellite Years” – Jay Forrest (Vocals), Josh Brigham (Guitar), Ryan Parrish (Guitar/backing Vocals), Chad Waldrup (Bass), and Adam Morgan (Drums) – created a pioneering and enduring sound. Their achievement in producing this album under such circumstances is remarkable.
“The Satellite Years” has drawn comparisons to epochal works by bands like Radiohead, Botch, and Isis. Songs like “Andromeda” transcend words with their emotional impact, while tracks like “Dana Walker” showcase the band’s deeper and more contemplative side.
Fans of Hopesfall can look forward to their live performance on January 5th at Belasco in Los Angeles, where they will share the stage with Poison The Well and Will Haven. In a recent event, Hopesfall delivered a captivating play-through of “The Satellite Years” in its entirety at Furnest Fest 2023.