The Hope Conspiracy will release their long-awaited new full-length album, Tools of Oppression / Rule by Deception on May 31st.  Today, the group has shared the record’s dystopian, hook-laden second single, “The West Is Dead.”  Vocalist Kevin Baker states, “Politicians in the west, whether they are on the left or right, all eat from the same pig trough. Corporations own every single one of them. The working people were sold down the river decades ago. The professional liars are not concerned with fair wages, human rights, affordable healthcare or the poison in our air, water and food. Both sides play on everyone’s sensitivities to keep us hating one another while they take lucrative donations and marching orders from rent seeking billionaires. The tent cities and rampant homelessness would go away tomorrow if they really wanted it to be so. The system is designed to crush the common people. If you don’t feel it now you will. If you don’t see it now you will. It’s the approaching storm on the horizon and there is no escaping it. The west is dead and our end is near.”


True sonic violence aimed at political division, economic manipulation, war profiteering, media propaganda and other vile forms of global oppression, Tools of Oppression / Rule by Deception  is an ominous soundtrack to the steady decline of our modern age.  There is no question, The Hope Conspiracy is back to make a cold hard statement about existence in the end times.

Tools of Oppression / Rule by Deception was engineered by Kurt Ballou and Zach Weeks at God City Studios, and artwork for the release was created by acclaimed artist Alexander Heir (Death/Traitors).  The album is available for pre-order here and The Hope Conspiracy will be playing select shows this summer and fall.

The Hope Conspiracy, on tour:
June 7  Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
June 8  Brooklyn, NY @ The Meadows
June 9  Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
July 20  Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge – The Rumble
September 6  Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
September 7  Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman
September 8  Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
September 9  Giant Rock, CA @ Ask A Punk
September 12  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
September 13  Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
September 14  Portland, OR @ Dante’s
September 15  Tacoma, WA @ Real Art