Metal News for May 20, 2014
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Ready for a new Son of Aurelius track? The band is pleased to bring you a brand new song today entitled "Long Ago" streaming below courtesy of HeavyBlogisHeavy.com.
The track is cut from upcoming album "Under A Western Sun," due out June 3rd. Visit this location to pre-order the release.
"Under A Western Sun" is an independent project – no crowd funding and no record label, with co-production from Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. The album comes four years after the band’s breakout release, 2010’s "The Farthest Reaches." The track listing is as follows:
1. Return to Arms
2. Chorus of the Earth
3. The Weary Wheel
4. Coloring the Soul
5. The Stoic Speaks
6. Attack on Prague
7. Flailing Saints
8. A Great Liberation (available at this location)
9. Clouded Panes (streaming here)
10. Blinding Light
11. The Prison Walls
12. Submerge & Surface
13. Long Ago
14. Under a Western Sun
15. Strange Aeons More...
Svart Record has announced June 13th as the international release date for "As All Seasons Die," the third album by Finnish funeral doom Profetus. The label comments:
"...awaiting, as the white cloak of winter falls down, the day's trespass begins, spring waves break free. The moving shapes of ice, swelling into the northern shores, the green temple of forests, deep into the soul of man. When old watchfires start to kindle at the lakeside, piercing a mind into fathomless distance, cascading into the loneliness of solemn summer nights. The hum of wind in the trees, brief as the days now passed, withering to an early grave. Tears fall, like cold dew on the fields, the mist escapes the autumn shores, soon to join the winters glacial embrace.
"The spirits are passing home... This is the sound of Profetus' As All Seasons Die: a noble visit to nature's chapels with four songs of honest, crushing doom metal, drawing inspiration from the down-hearted side of the Scandinavian mind and Finnish nature in all of its beauty, soulful prosperity and ponderous bleakness."
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Rebirth of Sorrow
2. A Reverie (Midsummer's Dying)
3. Dead Are Our Leaves Of Autumn
4. The Dire Womb Of Winter
Germany's Ophis has issued the following announcement about finishing work on the upcoming "Abhorrence In Opulence" album:
"Today we finished the mixdown for our upcoming album. Thanks to our engineer / co-producer Oliver Carell!
"We are proud of the result, you can expect something really raw, definitely more brutal than the previous ones. We hope to announce a release date soon! The cover artwork is also almost finished!"
"Abhorrence In Opulence" was recorded at Blastbeat Studios, and you can check out photos from the recording process at Facebook here.
Wrapping up the Canada Slays tour in support of latest album "Tales," Tribune guitarist Terry Anderson has posted a blog recapping the trek and thanking fans and friends for all the support. He comments:
"Hi Everyone, Terry here… I’m finally recovered from what has been Tribune’s funnest and most successful tour to date. It’s been about 12 days since Tribune got back from tour and we’re still adjusting back to our normal lives.
"So much has happened between our last blog in Saskatchewan and the end of our tour that summing up everything that happened in one blog entry just won’t do...We cannot thank you all enough for the love and support!
"There are so many people to be thanked that we’ll save the individual thank-you’s for later posts as we post more about the tour. This has been Tribune’s most successful tour to date and we owe it all to you! CANADA SLAYS!"
You can read the full series of blogs covering the Canada Slays tour at the Tribune website here.
Rhode Island's Fucking Invincible has a new track out today titled "Ape As Man/Man As Ape" that can be heard below thanks to Decibel Magazine.
Rounding out at a only a minute in length, the damageability factor of this belittling ditty hammers your skull in with a malicious, high-octane whirlwind most of the way through, then in an unforgiving turn of events, slows down to less than half speed for the gnarly ending.
It's a perfect example of what's in store for you on Fucking Invincible's "It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better" debut LP. You can also hear the previously posted "Dead Dogs" here, or see the band live:
5/23/2014 Machines With Magnets - Pawtucket, RI w/ Left for Dead, Dropdead
7/11/2014 AS220 - Providence, RI *Record Release Show w/ World Is Shit, Wokling More...
Powerman 5000 has teamed up with Loudwire to premiere a brand new song titled "Invade, Destroy, Repeat," from the band's upcoming album, "Builders Of The Future."
Check out the song below. "Builders Of The Future" is due out May 27th and the track listing is as follows:
1. Invade, Destroy, Repeat
2. We Want It All
3. How To Be A Human
4. You're Gonna Love It, If You Like It Or Not
5. Builders Of The Future
6. I Want To Kill You
7. Modern World
8. Live It Up Before You're Dead
9. I Can't Fucking Hear You
10. Evil World More...
In just three days, Norwegian technical metal outfit Insense will release fifth full-length album “De:Evolution,” but you can now listen to the entire release below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.
Produced by guitarist/vocalist Tommy Hjelm and mixed by long-time collaborator Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studio in Uppsala, Sweden, “De:Evolution” features the artwork of Ryan Clark (Foo Fighters, Mnemic, Norma Jean and The Chariot) and is set for release this Friday, May 23rd via Mas-Kina Recordings (distributed in Europe by Indie Recordings). More...
Lullacry returns for the very last time with a 2CD compilation and a new song performed by the original "Be My God" era lineup.
Beginning today, "Legacy 1998-2014" is available for pre-order on iTunes here. When the album is ordered you will receive an instant-grat track download of the song "Hell on High Heels." Spinefarm Records is handling the compilation release, and the label comments:
"Legacy 1998-2014 will give you a great idea of a band that conquered open-minded mainstream audiences as well as please those who have followed the steady and driving progress shown by Lullacry ever since they started out in 1998. Hooklines that won't leave you untouched and a vast amount of dominating melodies with a crafting heaviness in delivery are the main key to the band's irresistible appeal.
"Helsinki, Finland 1998: Lullacry release their first album Sweet Desire on Heart, Trust and Respect Records, then moving to Spinefarm for their 2001 sophomore release, entitled Be My God. Century Media, enticed by the alluring strains, licensed the album and released it in parts of Continental Europe and North America, further expanding their growing worldwide fan base. Promoted by a European tour supporting Edguy, performing live proved that their music and the band was tailor-made for the stage.
"Due to differences then vocalist Tanya left Lullacry, replaced by the hypnotically beautiful and vocally dazzling Tanja. Crucify My Heart (2003) was called by Outburn the band's best album to date having 'the catchiest damn choruses imaginable.' Lullacry then made their first North American appearance at 2003's Milwaukee MetalFest. Once home they recorded 2004's Fire Within EP and promptly returned to North America performing on a sold-out tour supporting Nightwish. More...
Hells Headbangers is presenting a new label compilation, which can be heard below and is available at Bandcamp here.
Available now digitally, the compilation will be a free CD handout for orders through the Hells Headbangers webstore and at the label's Maryland Death Fest merch table. A double-LP vinyl pressing is forthcoming during the summer.
Featuring brand-new/upcoming songs from Midnight, Children of Technology, Gouge, Barbatos, Nunslaughter, Cemetery Lust, and Sacrocurse among others, the compilation is the label's seventh to date. Its cover art, hand-drawn by Antichrist Kramer (Inquisition, Vasaeleth, et al), is an homage to Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath," but the entire layout as a whole incorporates minor aesthetic elements from the first six Black Sabbath albums. More...
Hardcore band Those Who Fear has a new lyric video for the song "Bruised," which can be seen below and comes off the "Death Sentence" album.
"Death Sentence" is due out via Facedown Records on June 24th and pre-orders are available over at this location.
The Atlanta based quintet Nightmares today releases a brand new track titled "Carnival of Souls" from the forthcoming debut record, "Suspiria," due out June 3rd via Rise Records. Fans are invited to pre-order the album today at this location.
Nightmares recorded "Suspiria" over the course of a full year with Drew Fulk at Think Sound Studios in Greensboro, North Carolina. The band also brought in producer and engineer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria) to mix the album at House of Loud in Elmwood Park NJ. The track listing is as follows:
02. Let The Right One In
03. In The Mouth Of Madness (feat. Tyler Carter)
04. Tourist Trap
05. Cujo (streaming here)
06. Carnival Of Souls
07. Enter The Void
08. The Tommyknockers
09. Hands Of The Ripper
11. Irreversible More...
Following a recent declaration of an impending European Summer tour, Neurosis now announces new stateside shows as well as the band's first tour of Australia.
Still supporting the 2012 release "Honor Found In Decay," Neurosis will return to European soil this Summer. From June 28th through July 3rd, the Euro routing includes performances at both the Graspop Metal Meeting in Bessel, Belgium, as well as the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland, after which they'll plow through Germany, Croatia and Greece.
Exactly one month after returning from Europe, Neurosis will make its way across the southern Pacific, bound for Australia. The six-city Australian inundation will see the pack ripping through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.
Neurosis has also been confirmed as one of the key headliners at Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. See the band live on these dates: More...
Terrorizer Magazine today presents the premiere of Jar'd Loose's "Jackson the Pollock," a song off the Chicago band's second album, "Turns 13."
Out next Tuesday, May 27th on The Path Less Traveled Records (CD and digital) and Threshold of Pain Records (vinyl), "Turns 13" was produced by Pete Grossman (Harm's Way, Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Today Is The Day's Steve Austin (Converge, Unsane).
Jar'd Loose hits the road next week for a short U.S. tour with The Swan King (member of Pelican, ex-Asschapel).
May 30 - Columbus, OH @ Carabar
May 31 - Akron, OH @ Old Haunts Tavern
Jun 1 - Albany, NY @ The Lowbeat Club
Jun 2 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
Jun 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Jun 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ JR's
Jun 5 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jun 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
Jun 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
Jun 8 - Chicago, IL @ Burlington More...
Invisible Oranges has posted "Destroy Create," the opening track off ACxDC's debut self-titled album, "Antichrist Demoncore." Check it out in the player below.
Due out June 24th on Melotov Records, "Antichrist Demoncore" was produced by Nails drummer Taylor Young and mastered by From Ashes Rise frontman Brad Boatright. Although the band has been around for a decade, this is its first full-length.
Starting with an appearance this weekend at Maryland Deathfest, ACxDC will be tearing it up all over the U.S. and Europe, all summer long. Dates are as follows: More...
Enabler's sophomore LP, "La Fin Absolue Du Monde," will inundate the masses in just days, set for unleashing on Tuesday, May 27th.
Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act King Of Asgard has announced "Karg" as the title of the band's third album. "Karg" will be released the 22nd of July, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. You an hear the first single "The Runes of Hel" below, or pre-order a copy of the album here.
"Karg" is the band's third album, following 2010's "Fi'mbulvintr" and 2012's "…to North." The "Karg" album was recorded with Andy LaRocque at Sonic Train Studios. Comments Jonas Albrektsson and Karl Beckman:
"After well over a year of intensive writing, we finally reached the point where everything is put into finish. When countless hours of hard work and careful consideration has been completed. This completion, being our third album which at an early stage was titled to 'Karg,' in English, 'Barren.' A word which later on came to form the atmosphere of the whole album and a sense that meanders through more or less all the material. It's darker, it is harsher and more stripped down than our previous releases. More mature, precise and well thought out. A challenge both for us as well as for the observer. Lyrically, we have come closer to our own immediate surrounding and ancestral heritage, based on old legends and tales from our home region, a tribute to our fair and historical countryside. Yet again everything was recorded and mixed in Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque at the helm assisted by Olof Berggren. Even in the phase of recording we used the word Karg as a guideline… and thus, it is upon thee!"
The track listing is as follows:
01. The Runes of Hel
02. The Trickster
03. Highland Rebellion
04. Remnant of the Past
06. The Heritage Throne
09. Total Destruction (Bonus Track) More...
Origin has released another track from the band's upcoming album "Omnipresent." Check out the new song “All Things Dead” via the lyric video below.
"Omnipresent" is due out July 8th, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast USA (and on Agonia Records on July 4th in Europe). The track listing is as follows:
1. All Things Dead
4. Manifest Desolate (streaming here)
5. Absurdity of What I Am
6. Source of Icon O
8. Unattainable Zero
9. Redistribution of Filth
11. Malthusian Collapse
12. The Indiscriminate
13. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. cover song) More...
U.K. grindcore power house Corrupt Moral Altar is streaming the first new track from the band's forthcoming Season of Mist full length "Mechanical Tides."
The new track, "Die Glocke," is streaming below, via Cvlt Nation. "Mechanical Tides" will be released by Season of Mist on July 22nd in North America (July 18th worldwide). The full track listing is as follows:
1. Father Tongue
2. Blood Harmony
3. Die Glocke (feat. Jeff Walker)
4. Line Check
5. Wire Mother
6. Gin Dreams
7. Closed Casket
8. Sweet Talk
9. Admit Defeat (feat. Mitch Harris)
10. Garland Greene (feat. Jeff Walker)
11. River Blind
12. Black Chapter
13. Insect Politicians More...
Thrash metal act Flotsam and Jetsam is set to return to the road this summer with thrash newcomers Exmortus, along with be San Francisco's Hatchet as the opening act.
"No Place On Tour 2014" will begin on July 9th in Hollywood, CA at the Whisky a Go Go and wraps up at Club Red in Mesa, AZ on July 19th. The full list of dates are available below.
Flotsam and Jetsam drummer Kelly Smith comments: "We are psyched to be hitting the west coast again in support of both Ugly Noise and No Place for Disgrace (2014). Coming right off the summer festivals in Europe we will be fired up and ready to shred. With the addition of Steve Conley(F5) and the return of Michael Spencer it promises to be a killer show."
Flotsam and Jetsam released "No Place For Disgrace - 2014" in March of this year. The re-recorded thrash album is available on CD and digitally.
07/09 Hollywood, CA Whisky a Go Go
07/10 San Francisco, CA Slim's
07/11 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk
07/12 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
07/13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
07/15 Spokane, WA Club 412
07/16 Boise, ID The Shredder
07/17 Salt Lake City, UT LoFi Cafe
07/18 Las Vegas, NV LVCS
07/19 Mesa, AZ Club Red More...
Martyrdod has completed recording new album "Elddop" at Studio Fredman, which is the follow-up to the powerful declaration of political rage that was the 2012-released Southern Lord debut, "Paranoia."
Martyrdod recently recruited Fredrik Reinedahl on bass, who has stacked up production and engineering credits for bands such as Sólstafir, Abandon, Burst, Crowpath, Dimension Zero, Gadget and Memfis to name a few.
Southern Lord is currently plotting a CD/LP release sometime in August, with a special European version of the vinyl coming out on La Familia and D-beat Raw Punk. Final release dates and details will be released in the near future.
The band has also been confirmed to inundate Europe in August, joining Okkultokrati as support for Converge in August, coordinated with the release of "Elddop" that month. Additional tour actions will be announced throughout the rest of the year.
8/03/2014 La Maroquinerie - Paris, France
8/04/2014 Club Academy - Manchester, UK
8/05/2014 Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK
8/06/2014 Scala - London, UK
8/07/2014 Underground - Köln, Germany
8/08/2014 Ieper Fest - Ieper, Belgium
8/09/2014 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Rep
8/10/2014 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2014 Rockhouse - Salzburg, Austria
8/12/2014 MC Pekarna - Maribor, Slovenia
8/13/2014 Magnolia Open Air - Milan, Italy
8/14/2014 Universum - Stuttgart, Germany
Orphaned Land will return to Europe this fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Mabool" album. The band will be performing "Mabool" in full on these dates:
30.10. F Strasbourg, La Laiterie Club
31.10. GER Frankfurt, Nachtleben
01.11. GER Gera, Sächsicher Bahnhof
02.11. CH Pratteln, Z7 Mini
03.11. F Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
04.11. UK Leicester, Firebug
05.11. UK Manchester, Academy 3
06.11. IRE Dublin, Voodoo
07.11. UK London, The Dome
08.11. NL Apeldoorn, Gigant Brainstorm Festival More...
For I Am King has released another single off the upcoming "Revengeance" EP, due out May 27th, 2014.
Check out "The Haunted" single in the YouTube player below. The music video for "The Beast Within" can also be found at this location.
Today death/doom upstarts Vainaja stream the entirety of their forthcoming debut album, "Kadotetut."
Give it a listen below, courtesy of Metal Sucks. "Kadotetut" is due for release on May 23rd via Svart Records. The track listing is:
2. Väärän Ristin Valtakunta
3. Kahleiden Kantaja
4. Valon Lapset
6. Verinen Lähde
7. Risti Kädessäni
8. Viimeinen Tuomio
9. Kadotettu More...
Black metal outfit Stigmhate has revealed the cover artwork and track listing for new album "Zodacare Od Zodameranu," due out on June 22nd on Bakerteam Records.
The album was recorded and mixed between Outer Sound Studios and Destroyed Studios by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Necrodeath) and Stigmhate's own guitarist Mike, and mastered at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated).
The cover artwork and packaging was handled by renowned Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (Dimmu Borgir, Keep Of Kalessin, Dark Funeral). Some very special guest appearances by Shyaithan (Impiety) and Nachtgarm (Negator, Dark Funeral) have also been announced. The track listing is as follows:
2. The Third Obsidian
3. Ave Averno In Genesi Nema
4. Mistress Of Bone's Mounds
5. Pleroma Apocrifa Mistica
6. Adamas Ater
7. The Templethoth
8. Radiant Darkness
9. May The Cursing Be
10. Feralis Exercitus
12. Abraxas (Bonus Track) More...
Next Tuesday, the New Orleans iconic riff manglers in EyeHateGod will unleash their first new full-length in nearly 15 years.
In celebration of the self-titled album's release, Pitchfork is currently streaming Eyehategod in its entirety at this location.
In related news, EyeHateGod will take to the streets later this month for a near month-long stretch of live intrusions. Scheduled to commence in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th, the day after the official North American release of the album, the trek will level twenty-six municipalities, coming to a close on June 22nd in Tampa, Florida. Support will come from Ringworm and Enabler. More...
The first single from Anathema's upcoming album "Distant Satellites" will be "The Lost Song Part 3," which can now be heard online. Give it a listen below, and pre-order the single at iTunes here.
The single also features new track "Coda" and an ambient mix of "The Lost Song Part 3." The full album "Distant Satellites" is due out via Kscope on June 10th in North America (June 9th Europe). "Distant Satellites" is the follow-up to the 2012 release "Weather Systems" (reviewed here).
U.K. outfit Headspace has issued the following brief announcement about cancelling upcoming live shows:
"Regrettably, Headspace has had to postpone the European dates in September until early 2015 (new dates to be announced soon) and sadly will not be appearing at Progpower Europe."
De Profundis will be releasing the "Frequencies" EP on June 20th as a free download. You can hear the track "A Strange Awakening" below, and this coming Friday another track from the EP is due to hit the digital airwaves.
"Frequences" was recorded at Barking Dog Studios and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Fernando Pereira Lopes at Studios Davout in Paris.
Tyr will be returning to North America in the fall of 2014 with Switzerland's Eluveitie, while Estonia's Metsatöll will be the opening act for the tour.
The tour will begin on September 19th in Baltimore, MD. The confirmed list of dates are available below.
Earlier this year, Tyr unveiled the music video for "The Lay of Our Love," taken from most recent album, "Valkyrja." The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine and can be seen below.
09/19 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
09/20 Charlotte, NC Chop Shop
09/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
09/22 Ybor City, FL The Orpheum
09/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
09/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
09/26 San Antonio, TX Tequila Rock Room
09/27 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
09/29 Tempe, AZ Club Red More...
The upcoming second album from Synapses will be titled "Devoutness," which is due out by Deepsend Records with distribution through Red Music (Sony).
The artwork was created by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Psycroptic, Kataklysm, Origin, Aborted) and can be seen below. More info on the Italian death metal band can be found at Facebook here. More...
Demonic Resurrection today unveils the artwork for "The Demon King," which was crafted by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, who also designed the band's previous album cover and has worked with artists such as Behemoth, Vader, Necrophagist, and more.
Pre-orders can be found at this location. The album is coming out on Candlelight Records and Universal Music India on these dates:
13th July - India
14th July - UK & Europe
15th July - USA & Rest Of The World
The track listing will be as follows:
1. The Assassination
2. Facing The Faceless
3. The Promise of Never
4. Death, Desolation and Despair
5. The Demon King
6. Architect Of Destruction
7. Trail of Devastation
8. Shattered Equilibrium
9. Even Gods Do Fall
10. The End Paradox More...
Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.
For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.
Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.
Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.
“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...
Vintersorg today unveils the band's first ever-video for "Lågornas rov." Check it out below, courtesy of Metal Injection.
Mr. V himself comments: "We're actually doing a video for the new Vintersorg album 'Naturbål' and the track chosen is called 'Lågornas rov.' It's our first professional video ever and I feel it has a great potential to show what the song and the album is all about. The album is the 'Fire' album in our four-element-cycle and there are some things that I think can be nice for you to learn about, regarding this important step in the Vintersorg history."
Vintersorg is set to release brand new album "Naturbål" on July 8th, 2014 in North America via Napalm Records. More...
Capa will begin recording "The Droves" next month, which follows previous album "This is the Dead Land This is Cactus Land." Today the band has revealed the cover artwork below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Sigh of the Oppressed Creature
2. Chains and Garlands
3. Cull the Living Flower More...
Labyrinthe is currently streaming the full "Relentless Misery" album online, which can be heard in the player below. The band also comments:
"First of all, the writing of this album began during the last two tours we were on in early 2013 (some of you may have even heard very early versions of 'The Sound of A Child Drowning' if you came out). Over the past year and a half, Chris, Keating, and I would pretty much just burn down and grind these riffs at my place in Asheville. Hot days, cold days (really cold days), a LOT of Little Ceaser's Pizza #littleceasars, a lot of different experiences and changes happened for all of us over that time, but all the while, we all knew exactly what we wanted to bring with this album. 'Relentless Misery.'
"The whole meaning really boils down to life being a consequence from death because you don't choose to be born, then you live your whole life fearing your inevitable death. Life, in turn, becomes torture. Much of the imagery to be evoked are scenes of wanton torture and psychological dement among scapes of extreme loneliness and hopelessness.
"Huge thanks to everybody who supports us, all our friends and people we haven't met yet. We try to play music we personally like and even if it's just a 'nice stuff, dude,' that means so much because this is truly something we love wholly. Thanks to Justin for fulfilling our vocalist spot and hammering it out despite being the busiest person alive. Big thanks to our dude Keating for sacrificing so much money, time, and effort to really step up and assume engineering and mixing duties to make sure this album happened. We've all wanted this so badly for so long and it's finally happening! Get fucking faded and blast this shit when you hear it! Hope y'all love it!" More...