After successfully reaching their goal on pledgemusic.com, Hawthorne Heights have
released artwork, track-listing, and song previews from all songs featured on their fifth
full length album - ZERO, which is set to be released on June 25th.
Drummer Eron Bucciarelli explained the concept of the 15 track album to Alternative
Press magazine: "Just to give everyone a bit of insight on the concept behind the
record — Zero, at its core, is a story of good and evil. The setting is a dystopian future
where a totalitarian corporation has risen to power in the wake of a disaster, "The
Fires". Zero is an account of the events from the perspective of the main character in the
story, "Baker". The album's tracklisting is based upon those events.
The story takes place in 2017 — or so THEY would like you to believe. In reality, the year
is 2015. The people know little, they're angry, and they know something isn't right; that
they've been lied to! Life used to be so nice, they used to be kids - driving around with
friends, listening to music - no cares in the world. And as bad as things would sometimes
get back then, they are nothing in comparison to what the people are experiencing now.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. To delve deeper into the story, you'll have to delve
deeper into Zero."