It wasn’t long until they were joined by Josh Hynes on bass and with a complete lineup and new outlook, and such was the hype surrounding the band, that they booked their first show as the support on Bleeding Through’s farewell tour of Australia in July of 2013. Building on the momentum of that show, and the response they received, Hollow World then entered the studio to record their debut EP ‘Beneath The Frozen Sky’. The five-track album came out in November 2013 to rave reviews and 2014 saw the band’s name grow as they hit the stages in Melbourne and surrounds, supporting some of the best in the Australian music scene. Some of the most revered bands in the Australian scene like Psycroptic, Aversions Crown, ROME, Boris The Blade, Make Them Suffer and Frankenbok were all keen to have Hollow World jump on their gigs.
However, it was also in 2014 that Hollow World lost Steller as their vocalist. Steller amicable departed the band, shortly after the release of their single ‘Silence’, to pursue his drumming career.
It wasn’t long until Ben Roberts was named as Steller’s replacement and in January 2015, ‘Valley of The Ghelgath’ was released as their new single. The song was also accompanied by an official video clip. Hollow World then went to work on finishing their sophomore EP ‘The Wrath Kept Within’ which was released June 30th, 2015 to an almost sold-out Corner Hotel.
Following its release Hollow World toured the country relentlessly for the remainder of 2015 - hitting almost every major city in Australia at least once, with the tour culminating in a support slot for Swedish melo-death pioneers At The Gates. Even as an opening act the boys got the big crowd whipped into a frenzy and really solidified their name in the Melbourne scene. They then went on to finish 2015 with a bang, as they landed the support slot for a sold-out Ne Obliviscaris show at Max Watts in Melbourne.
Throughout 2016 the band locked themselves away to write and record their debut album, but they also took some time to head to Brisbane as they were honoured to be invited to showcase at one of the biggest music conferences in the Southern Hemisphere, the annual Bigsound Festival, which showcases some of the best music in Australia, New Zealand, and SE Asia for music industry folk from around the world. It was here that they wowed audiences with their talents and their relentless energy on stage and really began to make a name for themselves outside of the Australian scene.
In March 2017 Hollow World released their debut LP ‘Exanimate’. The album was recorded in Melbourne, Australia with Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions (The Devin Townsend Project, Periphery, Betraying The Martyr) and received rave reviews from the Australian media. After a strong Australian tour following the release, which included playing the coveted Blacken Open Air Festival, Hollow World also landed supporting sets on the Thrash Blast Grind Festival lineup, and slots alongside Fallujah and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Their hard work was beginning to pay off and they were being noticed by all the right people as they were then invited to join Psycroptic and Aversions Crown on a European tour in February 2019.
This was a huge step for the band, and they embraced the opportunity, giving it everything they had, making new friends and gaining plenty of fans along the way. Unfortunately, it was during this tour that vocalist Ben Roberts parted ways with the band due to personal reasons, and upon their return to Australia, the remaining members began their search for a new frontman.
With another tour offer on the table, this time in the form of an Australian tour with Rings of Saturn on their first trip ever down under in June 2019, the band wasted no time in selecting Clint Curtis (Down Royale, Humality) to show off his abilities and see how well he fit with the band. The chemistry between the band members was undeniable on stage, and off, and it wasn’t long before they had written and recorded new material and it came as no surprise to fans when Clint was officially announced as the new frontman in early 2020.
Now, with their new single ‘Negative Gain’ just released, the boys in Hollow World are eagerly looking to the future as they plan on bringing out more new material to their fans as soon as possible, and playing shows everywhere they can.