After the excruciating wait we had to endure before finally getting the masterpiece that is Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, The Dear Hunter will be releasing the fifth installment in their conceptual series just a year later on September 9, 2016. Titled Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional, the newest from Casey Crescenzo and Co. is already available for pre-order in digital and physical formats and its lead single, “Gloria,” can be streamed below.
The Dear Hunter also announced a new run of tour dates with support from Eisley and Gavin Castleton that will be kicking off in Portland, Oregon the day of their new album’s release. All dates can be found on the band’s website where you’ll also find a lengthy message (excerpt below) from Crescenzo discussing the new album and what we can expect for the future of The Dear Hunter.
“I would like to announce Act V. These two albums, Act IV and V, were written and recorded much in the same time frame- though each album retains its own unique identity, tone, and experience.
Act V, however, will be the final ‘rock’ record in the Act series. This may read as though I am abandoning the project, one record early – but the truth is simply that in knowing what Act VI means to the series, and what its story has to say – presenting it in the same form as Acts I-V would be short selling the creative opportunity it presents.”