Pressure the Hinges is the third album from Christian metalcore band Haste the Day. This is the band's first album with Stephen Keech as lead vocalist. The album was released on March 20, 2007 through Solid State Records.
Along with the regular version of Pressure the Hinges, a deluxe version of the album was also released. The deluxe version includes a DVD which includes live footage, including the band just hanging out, and working on their new album. It also includes footage of a show with their new vocalist, Stephen Keech, as well as their original singer Jimmy Ryan's last show with the band. The bonus DVD also includes all of the band's current music videos, for "The Closest Thing to Closure," "American Love," and "When Everything Falls." And finally, three bonus songs are included on the album, along with the 13 other tracks.
The album debuted at number 89 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 10,000 copies in its first week.
A music video had been produced for the song "Stitches", which was released on a 7" split with From Autumn to Ashes.
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“One can only call that youth healthful which refuses to be reconciled old ways and which, foolishly or shrewdly, combats the old. This is natures charge and all progress hinges upon it.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)
“Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say no. I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.”
—Aleister Crowley (18751947)