Bristol, UK metallic hardcore band Svalbard unleash “For The Sake Of The Breed” Official music video today via Kerrang!

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Bristol, UK’s SVALBARD harness the aggression of heavy music and the urgency of the current political climate in the form of their sophomore full length release and Translation Loss debut entitled It’s Hard To Have Hope. Steeped in the world of hardcore and metal,  and combining the strengths of both genres, SVALBARD deliver eight tracks of raw honesty, while simultaneously being politically and socially vibrant. Their fearless second release presents an unyielding and truly unique experience throughout the album. It’s Hard To Have Hope was engineered and mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House, Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Converge, Integrity, Nails) and features stunning artwork by Steven Kingscote.

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It’s Hard To Have Hope
Release date: May 25, 2018
Label (US): Translation Loss Records 
Co-released (UK) by: Holy Roar Records

Track Listing:
1. Unpaid Intern
2. Revenge Porn
3. Feminazi?!
4. Pro-Life?
5. For The Sake Of The Breed
6. How Do We Stop It?
7. Try Not To Die Until You’re Dead
8. Iorek

“For The Sake Of The Breed” Exclusive Official Music Video Premiere at Kerrang! 
“Revenge Porn” Exclusive Premiere at Metal Injection
“Unpaid Intern” Official Music Video premiere at Popmatters
“Unpaid Intern” UK Official Music Video premiere at Metal Hammer


  • Serena Cherry – guitar, vocals, lyrics, artwork
  • Mark Lilley – drums
  • Adam Parrish – bass
  • Liam Phelan – guitar, vocals

May 18 – Birmingham – Asylum 2 w/Ohhms
May 19 – Glasgow – Garage Attic w/Ohhms
May 20 – Manchester – Rebellion w/Ohhms
May 24 – London – Black Heart w/Møl
May 25 – Nottingham – SOAN  w/Møl
June 2 – Penzance – The Acorn w/Helpless, Monolithian
June 15 – Koln – AZ w/The Tidal Sleep, Giver
June 16 – Kiel Explode Fest
June 25 – Brighton – The Haunt w/Modern Life Is War, Swain, Who Cares?
June 26 – Leeds – Brudenell w/Modern Life Is War, Swain, Who Cares?
June 27 – Bristol – Exchange w/Modern Life Is War, Swain, Who Cares?
June 28 – London – Underworld w/Modern Life Is War, Swain, Who Cares?
July 21 – Tramlines Festival – Sheffield
August –  ArcTanGent Festival

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