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Acrania

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Below is our complete Acrania news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Acrania Releases "Treason, Politics & Death" Video

"Treason, Politics & Death," the new video from Mexico's Acrania, can be seen below. Acrania collaborated with the young filmmaker Armando Salomo and King Bong Entertainment to premier this first video clip. The band also commented:

"The performance portion of the clip was shot on the Film Training Center in Mexico City, with state of the art video equipment and an excellent crew, 'Treason, Politics & Death' shows us the power of death metal with quick shots and excellent dynamic lighting, as well as the Latin touch of non-metal instruments such as percussion, trumpet and saxophone, showing the excellent performance of Mexican musicians.

"The song is about the social conflict in Managua, so we used stock images of conflicts in Latin America, interleaved with footage of the band playing to reinforce the overall protest feel of the song." More...

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Acrania Streaming New Song

"Treason, Politics & Death," a brand new song from Mexico City-based act Acrania, can be downloaded for free at this location or streamed through the player below.

The track comes off the band's second album "An Uncertain Collision," which will be released on October 20th. The CD was recorded at Circo Volador Studios in Mexico City and was engineered and mixed by J.C. Chávez and Luis Oropeza. The album features artwork made by Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Testament, Sodom, etc.). The track listing is:

01. Treason, Politics & Death
02. Deceive The Pain
03. Now
04. A Praise To Madness
05. Revolutions & Tequila
06. But Not Today
07. Speartooth
08. Vallarta Nights
09. In My Land

Acrania's drummer J.C. Chávez stated about the band's new CD: "I think this time we found the 100% right mix, we finally managed to blend such different styles as Latin Jazz & Death/Thrash Metal, you're in for a surprise, imagine a Latin version of Orphaned Land mixed with Atheist, having instruments such as saxophone or trumpet leading the way into the unknown. It's metal, it's groovy, it's filled with fast riffs, double bass attacks and brutal groovy songs!" He added, "Artwork is a very important part of it all for us, that's why the only choice was Eliran Kantor, and as always, he delivered just what the album needed, his art instantly takes your imagination into another dimension, which is exactly what our music does." More...

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Acrania Posts More Studio Footage

Mexico City based metallers Acrania have posted the fourth part in a behind the scenes footage series taken from the recordings for forthcoming new album "An Uncertain Collision." Check out this latest clip below.

The album will be available worldwide on October 20th, 2012. The following press release was also issued: "Produced by J.C. Chávez and Luis Oropeza at 'Circo Volador Studios' in Mexico City, the album explores a new range of Latin rhythms and instruments that had not been used in previous albums. Merengue, Puerto Rican bomba, cha cha cha, samba and 'plena,' are all addressed in this new album, fused with the power of death metal and technical riffs, powerful drumming with unusual rythms within the genre, growls and lyrics that address all kinds of human and spiritual passions." More...

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Acrania Unveils New Album Artwork

Mexican act Acrania has revealed the artwork for the band's upcoming album entitled “An Uncertain Collision,” which will be available worldwide on October 20th, 2012. The album was produced by J.C. Chávez and Luis Oropeza at “Circo Volador Studios” in Mexico City, and according to a press release, "explores a new range of Latin rhythms and instruments that had not been used in previous albums. Merengue, Puerto Rican bomba, cha cha cha, samba and 'plena,' are addressed in this new album, fused with the power of death metal and technical riffs, powerful drumming with unusual rythms within the genre, with growls and lyrics that address all kinds of human and spiritual passions."

The album’s artwork comes by the hand of Berlin-based artist & illustrator Eliran Kantor, who is known mostly for creating album covers for bands such as Testament, Sodom, Atheist, and Mekong Delta.

Eliran Kantor comments, “I wanted it to be about the emotion behind the music, about the colors and shapes I saw when listening to this music : the passion and the 'collision' are represented with the fire, hitting the water, the two symbols of eternity dancing above the skull as it represents mortality - the 'collision' comes from these contradictions. I wanted it to really reflect what the album is about, and how it sounds - without using too traditional elements but just hinting at them. The logo gets the idea across that this is a metal album and a metal band."

The album's track listing is:

01. Treason, Politics & Death
02. Deceive the Pain
03. Now
04. A Praise to Madness
05. Revolutions & Tequila
06. But not Today
07. Speartooth
08. Vallarta Nights
09. In my Land More...

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Acrania Posts Third Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Mexico City based metallers Acrania have posted the third part of their behind-the-scenes footage online from the recordings of their forthcoming new album. Check out this new clip, covering bass recordings, in the player below. You can also follow the recording process and find more info on Acrania via Facebook here.

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Acrania Posts More Recording Footage

Mexico's Acrania has posted another video update online covering the recording of a new album to be released later this year. This new clip, covering the percussion recording, can be viewed below. The previously posted video in the series is also still available for viewing at this location. For more info on Acrania, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Acrania Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Acrania has posted behind the scenes footage from the band's recording process for an upcoming album to see release later this year. Check out the footage below. More info on Acrania is also available online via Facebook here.

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