Premiere -Modality Take Aim At The Catholic Church With 'Hope Is For The Hopeless'

  • Premiere -Modality Take Aim At The Catholic Church With 'Hope Is For The Hopeless'
    POSTED 9 Jun 2022

    ModalityMelbourne's Modality take aim at the shameful legacy of the Catholic church on prog-rock belter Hope Is For The Hopeless. Watch the video premiering exclusively via Maniacs today. 

    CW: This article and media contained within reference and comment on instances of sexual, child and emotional abuse.  

    Melbourne is very well-known for extreme high-quality prog rock and metal - and Modality are flying that flag HIGH today with the release of their new single Hope Is For The Hopeless. Premiering exclusively via Maniacs today, Hope Is For The Hopeless takes aim SQUARELY at the Catholic church and their continued cover-up of abuse and legacy of such acts. Nigel Jackson, vocalist/lyricist for the band shares: 

    "The lyrics specifically address sexual abuse against children that has taken place in the Catholic Church, tackling feelings of hurt, hatred and rage. There is a constant struggle to understand how someone could commit acts so horrific and inflict such deep trauma on another human being. Feeling that the system has failed them, the victim is left feeling lost and unhinged, and ultimately they are forced to look within to find their own truth."

    Hope is for the Hopeless was written and recorded by Modality and Ted Furuhashi (Circles) in Melbourne, 2020 and was mixed and mastered by Ted Furuhashi also.

    The Hope is for the Hopeless film clip was produced by band members Nigel Jackson and Alicia Richards and featured muso pals Dann Ralph, James Ash and Adam Zaffarese. It was Directed by Nigel Jackson and Dave Hunter (Circles; Band Factory Media) and filmed on location at DCF Studios, Thornbury, Victoria.

    HIfth
    Hope Is For The Hopeless will be released on Friday, June 10th. Pre-save here.

    Modality are a progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, who formed in late 2018. The band explores themes of social commentary and also draws on personal experience. The five-piece band always bring energy to their live shows.

    The band released their debut EP SYNTHES1S in December of 2018, which was recorded and produced by Clint Vincent of Dead Letter Circus. The video clip for their first single END 0F THE L1NE was filmed and produced by Dave Hunter of Circles, which when released had a natural reach on social media of over 12,000 views in 24 hours. Modality played their debut show to a full room in January 2019 at PROGFEST Melbourne, supporting world-renowned progressive heavyweights such as Monuments, The Ocean and Skyharbor. Following this, the band supported Circles on their Winter tour.

    Modality will be supporting alt-rock band Mass Sky Raid on Friday, 17th of June at the Tote in Collingwood.

    Wherever you are in Australia, you can call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) for confidential information, counselling and support on sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

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ModalityMelbourne's Modality take aim at the shameful legacy of the Catholic church on prog-rock belter Hope Is For The Hopeless. Watch the video premiering exclusively via Maniacs today. 

CW: This article and media contained within reference and comment on instances of sexual, child and emotional abuse.  

Melbourne is very well-known for extreme high-quality prog rock and metal - and Modality are flying that flag HIGH today with the release of their new single Hope Is For The Hopeless. Premiering exclusively via Maniacs today, Hope Is For The Hopeless takes aim SQUARELY at the Catholic church and their continued cover-up of abuse and legacy of such acts. Nigel Jackson, vocalist/lyricist for the band shares: 

"The lyrics specifically address sexual abuse against children that has taken place in the Catholic Church, tackling feelings of hurt, hatred and rage. There is a constant struggle to understand how someone could commit acts so horrific and inflict such deep trauma on another human being. Feeling that the system has failed them, the victim is left feeling lost and unhinged, and ultimately they are forced to look within to find their own truth."

Hope is for the Hopeless was written and recorded by Modality and Ted Furuhashi (Circles) in Melbourne, 2020 and was mixed and mastered by Ted Furuhashi also.

The Hope is for the Hopeless film clip was produced by band members Nigel Jackson and Alicia Richards and featured muso pals Dann Ralph, James Ash and Adam Zaffarese. It was Directed by Nigel Jackson and Dave Hunter (Circles; Band Factory Media) and filmed on location at DCF Studios, Thornbury, Victoria.

HIfth
Hope Is For The Hopeless will be released on Friday, June 10th. Pre-save here.

Modality are a progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, who formed in late 2018. The band explores themes of social commentary and also draws on personal experience. The five-piece band always bring energy to their live shows.

The band released their debut EP SYNTHES1S in December of 2018, which was recorded and produced by Clint Vincent of Dead Letter Circus. The video clip for their first single END 0F THE L1NE was filmed and produced by Dave Hunter of Circles, which when released had a natural reach on social media of over 12,000 views in 24 hours. Modality played their debut show to a full room in January 2019 at PROGFEST Melbourne, supporting world-renowned progressive heavyweights such as Monuments, The Ocean and Skyharbor. Following this, the band supported Circles on their Winter tour.

Modality will be supporting alt-rock band Mass Sky Raid on Friday, 17th of June at the Tote in Collingwood.

Wherever you are in Australia, you can call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) for confidential information, counselling and support on sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Listen to Modality 

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