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HOOK EXCLUSIVE: Watch The Video For Ecclesiast's BRAND-NEW Single "Naysayer"

Happy Holidays! We here at The Hook have teamed up with the St. Louis, Missouri metalcore band Ecclesiast to bring you an exclusive music video for their BRAND-NEW single "Naysayer"! Mixing their hardcore sensibilities with mystical melody and solid riffage, this new single provides a bite-sized sample of what's to come! Check it out below:

The Hook has had the privilege of writing about/interviewing this astounding Christian metalcore act in the past, notably following the release of their eponymous debut EP. The release ripped and we were extremely excited to get into direct contact and hear what these boys had to say about their work. Therefore, it is now with honor that we present this single! 

"Naysayer" itself is one more giant step in this band's career, the first of new material which will eventually precipitate in the release of a full-length album. The band is currently planning on taking some time off to work on this as-yet-unannounced release, which you will definitely hear more about by mid-2017.

With so much in the works, now is the opportune time to start following Ecclesiast on their various social media platforms to keep up with them! Enjoy the single, look forward to new material, and if you haven't yet, go check out their self-titled EP - released through Sancrosanct Records - right here. As always, stay tuned for some merry metalcore madness!!! 

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Ecclesiast Announces New Single "Naysayer"

Ahead of playing a weekend full of shows, Missouri metalcore outfit Ecclesiast announce that they will soon unveil their latest single, titled "Naysayer", exclusively through The Hook. Over a month since they released their self-titled EP, Ecclesiast is already working on bringing new material to their fans.

The aforementioned shows which Ecclesiast will be playing take place from Friday, August 12th through Sunday the 14th. The first will be at The Concourse in Bedford, Indiana with I Set My Friends On Fire, Transitions, Gears, and others. Then, Ecclesiast will be playing Dirt Fest in Pontiac, Michigan on Saturday, which is being headlined by Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, and Attila, among others. Lastly, the band will finish off at Mac's Bar in Lansing, Michigan with A War Within, Violent Vessel, and Hyporium. 

The Ecclesiast boys are keeping busy just for you, so don't pass up following them on their various social media. You'll be able to see the latest Ecclesiast activities, and judging from the way things are going for them, these Missouri natives won't be slowing down any time soon. As always, stay tuned for more!

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Ecclesiast Announce Self-Titled EP & Release Debut Single

Photography:  ©Eichelberger Photography 2016     www.EichPhoto.com

Photography: ©Eichelberger Photography 2016 www.EichPhoto.com

Missouri metalcore quartet Ecclesiast has not only announced a forthcoming self-titled EP, but has paired this announcement with their debut lyric video of their biting new single “High Horse." The EP, coming out on June 24th through Sancrosanct Records, is available for pre-order via iTunes.

“High Horse” is a charged, streamlined ride through the Ecclesiast sound, featuring crushingly rough assaults of abrasive riffage paired with an interestingly anthemic chorus. Says vocalist Joseph Smith of the single: “In my eyes, I see the path that's laid before in my heart and I know what is wrong and right. High Horse. This quote means something personal that I went through and questioning my own decisions through how other people felt. This whole song basically is about being the person that God wants you to be and not what man wants you to be.”

Check it out below!

Smith, along with guitarist Tyler Cobillas and drummer Nick Magasano, are going in a more personal direction with their brand of Christian metalcore, which is refreshing in a genre that has by and large seen its glory days come and go.

They have been playing shows non-stop for a while now, and they have no plans on stopping, with shows for the 4th, 11th, and even July 17th with fellow metalcore acts It Lies Within and In Dying Arms, as part of their larger Fight The Parasite tour. Don’t miss out!

Be sure to keep up with the band on social media so you can see when they’ll be through your area. This group is killing it right now, so sleeping on them is not an option!

As always, stay tuned for more!

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