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Barren Earth Reveals New Album "The Devil's Resolve" Release Date

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Finland’s progressive death metal band, Barren Earth, has announced that its highly anticipated sophomore full-length, "The Devil’s Resolve," will hit stores in North America on March 13th via Peaceville Records.

"The Devil’s Resolve," which follows "Curse of the Red River" (reviewed here) will be released on CD and vinyl, with artwork provided by notable US-based artist Paul Romano (Mastodon).

Mixed by Dan Swanö (Opeth/Katatonia) at Unisound, "The Devil’s Resolve" continues with all the trademarks one has come to associate with Barren Earth: brutal riffs, gloomy growls, majestic melodies, as well as acoustic and progressive passages. According to a press release, "This time the band has delved even deeper, taking this sophomore effort to the extremes through musical landscapes encompassing brutal death metal, doomy vocals, trippy 70’s prog lunacy, pastoral passages and even bagpipes."

Barren Earth originally appeared in 2009 with the "Our Twilight" EP, followed quickly by the debut album, "The Curse Of The Red River" (2010). As all members of Barren Earth were previously known from other notable bands, there was also the inevitable labeling as a ‘supergroup,’ and the accompanying doubts of ‘it will never last’ and ‘it’ll be a short-lived thing.’ But the skeptics have now been proven wrong.

Stay tuned to the official Barren Earth Facebook page here for more information on Barren Earth and "The Devil's Resolve." And keep your eyes peeled for the new music video for the track, “The Rains Begin.”

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1. xulbehemoth509 writes:

f*** yes! Can't wait for this.

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2. Cynic writes:

I know they're essentially Opeth, but you have got to hand it to them they do it well. New one should be great.

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3. coldiem writes:

You had me at Dan Swanö... LOL. I liked the band's first album and I love pretty much anything that Dan Swanö is associated with so I'm definitely looking forward to hearing this release.

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