ANAAL NATHRAKH reveals details for new album, ‘A New Kind of Horror’
On September 28th, ANAAL NATHRAKH will release their 10th full-length, ‘A New Kind Of Horror‘, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, the new single, ‘Forward!’, can be streamed now below:
At metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh -you can buy the album in pre-order in the following formats:
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent sage green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–green / red splattered vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–tropical green/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–gray green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available
When writing about ‘A New Kind Of Horror‘ in the record’s liner notes, ANAAL NATHRAKHvocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.” Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band’s tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion. With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. “There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”
‘A New Kind of Horror‘ track-listing
1. The Road To…
2. Obscene as Cancer
3. The Reek of Fear
5. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
6. The Apocalypse Is About You!
7. Vi Coactus
8. Mother of Satan
9. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)
ANAAL NATHRAKH line-up:
Mick Kenney – guitars/bass/programming
V.I.T.R.I.O.L – vocals
NOTHING show “Blue Line Baby” music video
NOTHING reveal their stunning video for “Blue Line Baby”, the second single from the band’s highly anticipated third album, Dance On The Blacktop. The song tells a story of the Kensington/Frankford section of North Philadelphia in the early 1990’s, amidst its full blown opioid outbreak, using street names and landmarks as the stories protagonists. Frontman Domenic Palermo explains, “Looking around at the friends and family that are still around that came from down there, I’ll always be touched by what can come out of all that chaos and suffering. Children forced to learn loss early, faced with immeasurable odds and all the while this train continually hovers over your head, taunting you with its irony that there wasn’t a way out.”
With the help of Mark McCoy, Palermo decided to tell the story of the song’s heroine Cambria, through the eyes of Shakespeare’s timeless tale, Ophelia using the Sir John Everett Millais painting as the base. Palermo then brought in visionary projection company, Klip Collective led by Ricardo Rivera whom would take the director’s seat, photographer Bryan Huynh for art direction and stylist Cece Liu. The team wove together an elegant fairy tale of “digital renaissance” as model Sara Skinner treads wearily scene to scene in alluring lights and smoke whilst draped in vintage Maison Margelia.
Dance On The Blacktop pulls from all corners of life in its contents. Stories of self loathing, self destruction, and a general disdain for humanity and its, “insignificant” role in Palermo’s vision of the universe are met with his poised amusement and tranquil hysteria being one himself. All of this told through the eyes of a recently diagnosed Palermo suggesting he is dealing with the early stages of CTE, a neurodegenerative disease found in people with serious head injuries. Palermo spews songs of heightened confusion, anxiety, paranoia, depression, and chronic battles with physical pain- a result of his unstable past and more recent illness. These themes, spoken in a lush angelic language are juxtaposed against the band’s now signature apocalyptic, reverberating wall of shimmering sound.
NOTHING sought out celebrated producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Breeders, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) to help accentuate the band’s love for all sounds 90s, from rock to shoegaze to pop realms and on both sides of the pond. While sticking to the sound that has now become their own, you can still hear the band testing their boundaries and creating a plethora of genre-bending, yet widely accessible songs. As a band, NOTHING manage to muster a smile in the face of the illogical, and there is no denying that Dance On The Blacktop is a brave walk into the absurdity.
Dance On The Blacktop will be released August 24th via Relapse Records. For more info and to reserve a copy, visit here. For all digital retailers visit here. Read all about the making of the album, its themes, concepts and more in Stereogum’s recent Cover Story. NOTHING tour the U.S. this summer with Culture Abuse and just announced a full European and UK fall run.
New Album “Wink” by Over Nemesis
Over Nemesis [Sludge Metal] presents its new song “Across the Stars” for the release of their new album “Wink”. It will release on August 31st, 2018 on Music-Records.
“Wink” will be present on 150 digital platforms and, available in physical : in Europe, USA, Canada, Quebec, Asia and Oceania.
“Wink” was recorded, mixed and the mastering make at Track Down Music (recording studio of Music-Records), by Valentin CARREAU. The album is available in presale on the webstore of Music-Records: http://urlz.fr/7qDg
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