"Hope Lies Within is a progressive metal collaboration of 5 close friends doing what they love most. Each with similar outlooks, goals and ideas musically, they work together to give listeners something substantial to listen to. Hope Lies Within wanders from the norm of mainstream music and catches your attention by demonstrating raw emotion and strong musicianship all at once." - POP Vulture Magazine

"Hope Lies Within are a band which take elements from different influences and create a sound which although similar to other bands, is unique to them. They’ve managed to create hard hitting heavy tracks and soft emotional tracks and link them all together. They can obviously write a track but more than that, they can play a track and play it well. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about these guys as they’ve got the potential to do something pretty damned special." - Loud Stuff

"Q: Who are the band’s biggest influences?

A: Killswitch, All that Remains, BTBAM, Opeth, but we are music students as well so we are very much influenced by Classical, Jazz and many other styles. Much of the progressiveness of Dan’s writing is influenced by his substantial knowledge and experience of Jazz and the harmonic structure he learned while playing, whereas much of my upbringing was rooted in Gospel and R&B/Hip Hop. So really there are a lot of things that influence every little thing we do. " The Wellz Street Journal

A Modernization of the German classical composer Franz Schubert's 1815 masterpiece "Der Erlkönig" or "The Erlking". Hope Lies Within crafted this piece to reflect all of the amazing compositional stylings of Shubert, yet HLW brings in the full arsenal of their talents to make this song their own. "It is unmistakably the Erlking, yet it is very different. Hope Lies Within skillfully arranged this song to be heavy and modern while retaining much of what is familiar. "Listeners will continue to discover new things hidden within the music the more they listen". - BlankTV

- Unsigned Music Reviews
"Hope Lies Within is a fresh approach! Great song writing,very well done"
- Nonstop E-zine (Aug 01, 2011)
"These guys have great potential and we are excited to be working with such passionate artist"
- Damon Moreno, iLA press release (Aug 01, 2011)
"I did a very feel oriented lead, the rest of the song is quite technical"
- Oli Herberbert of All That Remains on his guest solo on HLW's upcoming album, FaceBook (Jul 08, 2011)
"Opening with Legends it’s immediately clear that these guys can craft a track. ", this track is both catchy, raw, refined and heavy at the same time. It’s strikingly catchy throughout as well, creating a sound which makes you want to experience every note of the track as it progresses. Bringing in contrasting vocals at times adds further depth to the already big track, occasionally catching you off guard before hammering their point home with those different layers. Finishing with an epic lead line these guys are showing they know what they’re doing, and doing it well at that.."
- Dave, Loud-Stuff.com (Sep 24, 2011)

HOPE LIES WITHIN is proudly endorsed by the following companies...

Orange Amplifiers

Lampifier Microphones

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Hope Lies Within has shared the stage with the following artist...

  • All That Remains
  • Taproot
  • A Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Saving Abel
  • Bam Margera
  • CKY