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Divine Empire New Album Details

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Florida's death metal outfit Divine Empire is ready to unleash their brand new, hate fueled bullets upon all of us with their new album “Method Of Execution.” Opening with the crushing atmospheric track “Vowed Revenge,” it becomes immediately clear that the new album “Method of Execution” is a giant leap forward for the band. “Prelude to the Storm,” for example, provides some beautiful classical guitar melodies accompanied by violin and cello lines before blasting into “Storm of Hatred".

Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (Malevolent Creation, Hateplow, Remembering Never, Nonpoint, Poison The Well), Divine Empire have achieved their most stellar production to date. The guitars are clear yet dirty; the drums sound big yet sharp; and the bass cuts through beautifully, making Blachowicz’s impressive techniques on the four-string apparent. He also gives the vocal performance of his career, displaying a range that could very well give Glen Benton a run for his money.

Divine Empire have always released strong death metal records, but with “Method of Execution”, the band has reached a creative zenith. They’ve grown from their straight ahead death metal origins to include a variety of influences, helping distance them from their Malevolent Creation brethren. Stronger melodies, catchier song structures and hints of classical, doom, black, and even classic rock all rear their ugly heads. Without a doubt the Empire has solidified its reign and shall continue to rule for years to come.

"Method Of Execution" tracklisting (58:08):

1. Vowed Revenge (4:07)
2. The Mauler (3:55)
3. Surgical Strike (2:13)
4. Dungeon Mask (4:01)
5. Shadow Of Violence (3:44)
6. Prelude To The Storm (2:02)
7. Storm Of Hatred (4:04)
8. Random Beheadings (3:14)
9. Incarcerated (3:53)
10.Judge, Jury & Executioner (3:59)
11.Terror Zone (3:57)
12.Sanctionized Homicide (2:26)
13.Impervious Deception (3:42)
14.Kill The King (4:34)
15.Murderous (3:55)
16.Reduced to Ashes (4:22)

“Method Of Execution” will be released in Europe on April 25th!!!

Divine Empire will promote their new album directly after its release by touring Europe alongside Bay Area thrash legends Testament. Here are the dates:

May 04 (D) Luckau MZA / Fuck the Commerce Festival
May 08 (UK) London Koko
May 09 (F) Paris La Locomotive
May 10 (LUX) Esch Alsette
May 11 (I) Milan Rolling Stone
May 12 (A) Innsbruck Hafen
May 13 (D) Lichtenfels Stadthalle
May 14 (D) Münster / Dieburg Live Arena
May 15 (B) Gavere Racing

Source: Century Media Records

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hope to see em in the states

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