Billy Talent - Afraid of Heights

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Afraid of Heights is the fifth studio album by Canadian rock band Billy Talent, released in July 2016 via Warner Music Canada.

Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. There have been no lineup changes, although Aaron is currently taking a hiatus from the band due to an MS relapse, Jordan Hastings from Alexisonfire, Cunter and Say Yes is currently filling in for him.

In the 13 years since their inception, Billy Talent sold well over one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally. The band has released six studio albums: Watoosh! (1998), Billy Talent (2003), Billy Talent II (2006), Billy Talent III (2009), Dead Silence (2012) and Afraid of Heights (2016).

Afraid of Heights is the band's first album in 4 years following 2012's Dead Silence.

It is also the band's first album recorded without drummer Aaron Solowoniuk who had suffered a multiple sclerosis relapse and had to take a hiatus from recording and performing to focus on his health - Click Here to see the video. Jordan Hastings of Alexisonfire and Say Yes recorded the drums for the album and played on the subsequent supporting tour. The album sold approximately 53,000 units in its first week.

Of their new album, Afraid Of Heights the band say, “This record is about struggle, both within ourselves and within the society we live. It’s about asking questions. It’s about friendship and loyalty and it’s about choosing not accept things that don’t apply to us. That don't represent us. It’s about believing in the person that’s reflected in the mirror and taking responsibility. It’s about the pressures that society creates and how we’re all trying to figure out where we fit in. It’s about following your dreams and knowing that when you get knocked down you have to get back up. It’s about listening to our planet and learning to respect her. It’s about love and loss and life... but more importantly it’s about the power of ROCK ’N ROLL”

The album reached #1 on the Canadian Albums charts, #23 on the UK Albums charts and #26 on the Australian ARIA Albums charts.

Two singles have been released to date - Afraid of Heights and Louder than the DJ.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Afraid of Heights, Louder than the DJ, Louder than the DJ LIVE and the Official Album Trailer.

This is a Double Album 2LP Record set on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner Sleeves and Digital Download Code, pressed in Canada.

(190296997358)

Tracklisting:

 

A1

Big Red Gun

 

A2

Afraid Of Heights

 

A3      

Ghost Ship Of Cannibal Rats      

     

B1

Louder Than The DJ

 

B2

The Crutch

 

B3

Rabbit Down The Hole

 

C1

Time-Bomb Ticking Away

 

C2

Leave Them All Behind

 

C3

Horses & Chariots

 

D1

This Is Our War

 

D2

February Winds

 

D3

Afraid Of Heights (Reprise)

 

SKU 190296997358
Record Label Warner Music Canada
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 1-997358
Country CA - Canada
Release Date (Year) 29 July 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 29 July 2016
Barcode # 190296997358
Shipping Weight 0.5800kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Exclusive Digital Download Code with Mastered for Headphone Mixes
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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