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Vital Remains' "Icons Of Evil" Artwork Available

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The cover artwork for the new VITAL REMAINS album, "Icons of Evil", has been posted online at this location. Due on April 3, "Icons of Evil" was produced by the renowned Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE). This offering marks the group's second recording with Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals. Founder Tony Lazaro (guitars) wrote the entire album and handled bass duties for its recording, while Dave Suzuki once again tracked all the drums and lead guitar parts.

Here is the "Icons of Evil" track listing:

01. Where Is Your God Now
02. Icons of Evil
03. Scorned
04. Born To Rape The World
05. Reborn…The Upheaval of Nihility
06. Hammer Down The Nails
07. Shrapnel Embedded Flesh
08. 'Til Death
09. In Infamy
10. Disciples of Hell

Lazaro further describes the new effort: "A big thanks to Erik Rutan, who really worked us to near death in order to get us to deliver our best performances, which we think we did, without a doubt! We thought 'Dechristianize' was a tough album to record, but this effort proved us wrong. This album, hands down, sets the bar for death metal. We think our fans will soon agree without question that this is our 'Reign In Blood'."

Drawing from classic '80s metal bands such as VENOM, BATHORY, MERCYFUL FATE, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE and SLAYER, VITAL REMAINS based their survival through a DIY underground approach that earned them a rabid legion of fans. However, after four full-length releases the group's biggest break would come in 2003 as they signed to Century Media and released the genre-defying epic "Dechristianize". It was hailed by critics and fans alike as one of extreme metal's most accomplished and ambitious works yet that ever garnered mainstream acclaim. The album quickly elevated the band into the death metal elite and was supported by four full U.S. tours, further solidifying their status as one of the genre's hardest-working acts.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Yup, VR is one of the f***ed up death metal bands out there. Dechristianize was a f***ing amazing album...I have never heard anything as brutal or extreme before Vital Remains. I cannot wait to pick up this album. This should just rule.

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2. ArchEnemy84 writes:

So, you're telling me that NO ONE else has bothered to listen to this f***ing amazing band?

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yep

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4. Inhaling The Cryptic Stench writes:

I would like to hear this

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5. ArchEnemy84 writes:

I know, seriously. VR is amazing.

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