Turn up your volume and make a mental note to remember the name Shattered Sun. The promising upstarts are the first signing to Breaking Bands LLC (the new management firm co-founded by Testament's Chuck Billy and Adrenaline PR's Maria Ferrero and former MegaForce Records owners Jon and Marsha Zazula) and they've teamed with Loudwire to exclusively give music lovers their first taste of new music in the form of the track 'Hope Within Hatred.'

The song is a strong statement powered by some hard-driving rock. Frontman Marcos Leal says, "When I wrote this song it seemed like my life was in a downward spiral. I was holding on to a lot of negativity and people who were truly bad for my future. For some reason I could never see past this and always held on and avoided change. 'Hope Within Hatred' is the flip side of that, about having your own voice, embracing change and facing the ugly truth about things."

The band is currently in the studio working on a new studio album. Robert Beltran has been producing the still untitled album, while Spineshank guitarist Mike Sarkisyan has been assisting in the pre-production of the release.

Marcos adds, "We've been working with Rob Beltran for a while now and he's definitely become more than just our producer. To us, he's family and at times feels like a seventh member of the band. In addition, we've learned a lot from Mike Sarkisyan through our early touring days and keep in contact with him still to this day."

Keep an ear out for more from Shattered Sun in the coming months as they near completion of their new album. You can follow their updates and look for in-studio videos on the band's Facebook page. And look for the band taking a break from the studio May 17 for a special show at the legendary Whisky-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles with Skid Row.

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