‘Halo’ marks Pendulum’s first music of 2023. The track first premiered at the band’s sold-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace earlier this year. Check out the song’s teaser below.
Frontman Rob Swire shared: “When it comes to Pendulum, I’ve always tried to create music that sounds like the apocalypse and with ‘Halo’, we’ve gotten closer than ever before.”
Pendulum x @bfmvofficial – 'Halo'
Out 2nd June! Thank you to Matt for his incredible vocal. Can’t wait to get this out before @DownloadFest
— Pendulum (@Pendulum) May 15, 2023
“We’ve always had one foot in the metal scene, so collaborating with Matt from Bullet For My Valentine was an incredible experience and his voice brought something completely unique to the table.”
He continued: “Ever since I teased it on Instagram, people (even casual fans) have been asking me: ‘what’s that track where you sing ‘It’s a halo…?” We’re beyond excited to finally get the track out just in time for Download and see people’s reactions.”
‘Halo’ is set for release on June 2 via Mushroom/Virgin Music Group. Pendulum’s last studio album, ‘Immersion’, was released in May 2010. After going on hiatus in 2012, the band reformed in 2016 and released the EP ‘Elemental’ in June 2021.
Speaking to NME in 2020 about their new music plans, Swire said: “[After the ‘Elemental’ EP’, we’ll] then maybe try to come up with some Knife Party music or do an onslaught of tracks. It’s pretty open right now, which is one of the benefits of the pandemic.”
In other news, the band are set to play a handful of shows this summer. Check out the dates below and purchase tickets here:
Pendulum 2023 tour dates are:
9 – Donington, UK, Download Festival
15 – Clitheroe, UK, Beat-Herder Festival
16 – Torquay, UK, Electric Bay Festival
21 – Cluj, Romanina, Electric Castle Festival
29 – Aragon, Spain, Monegros Desert Festival
13 – London, UK, Gunnersbury Park
1 – Holy Island, UK, Lindisfarne Festival
16 – Bristol, UK, Tokyo World Festival
They will be supporting Limp Bizkit at their massive outdoor gig in London’s Gunnersbury Park for this summer.