MISERY INDEX Release "New Salem" Single; Music Video Streaming
December 12, 2018, a month ago
Baltimore, Maryland-based death metallers, Misery Index, will release their new album, Rituals Of Power, on March 8th via Season of Mist.
The album sees the powerhouse quartet unleash a barrage of ferocious death metal as violent as it is savvy. Their vicious vocals spit venom, laying bare the ills of a dystopian society gone mad. As rampaging new tracks like "New Salem", the title track, and "I Disavow" so brashly prove, Rituals Of Power is world-class modern extremity and Misery Index only grows more powerful with time.
"Rituals Of Power is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called 'post-truth' age," says the band. "Each of the nine songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own. As an album however, they are all brought to life as one 'reanimated' monster; it's roughly thirty-five minutes of unhinged, yet cohesive, riff-driven aural ballistics. We were pissed off and on fire during both the writing and recording, and we think it shows in spades. We set out to write the best album we could, based on what we would want to hear first as fans of this music, and we could not be happier."
In advance of its release, the band has unveiled the first single and official video for "New Salem" noting of the punishing track, "'New Salem' sums up perfectly the lyrical vitriol and musical dynamics featured across Rituals Of Power. We wanted to introduce the album, not just with a straight-ahead ripping tune, but with a smack to the face; it's a wakeup call for any concerned citizen and a code red for civilization. Ugly times call for stark and uncomfortable statements, and 'New Salem' castigates the faults and ineptitudes of our broken media system and the Crucible-esque, witch-hunt culture it fuels."
Rituals Of Power will be released on March 8th in several formats including jewel case CD, limited LP, limited cassette, limited deluxe digibox which includes bonus cover tracks - Nailbomb's "Wasting Away" and M.O.D.'s "Man Of Your Dreams" - as well as a carabiner with key strap and bottle opener, a patch, and three vinyl stickers, and digitally. For pre-order options head here.
Cover art by Raphael Gabrio at Insane Visions.
"Decline And Fall"
"The Choir Invisible"
"Hammering The Nails"
"Rituals Of Power"
"They Always Come Back"
"I Disavow" lyric video:
A European tour with Wormrot and Truth Corroded will follow the album's release. Dates are listed below.
23 - Heidelberg, Germany - Heidelberg Deathfest
24 - Nürnberg, Germany - Z-Bau
25 - Wien, Austria - Escape Metalcorner
26 - Brno, Czech Republic - Melodka
27 - Dresden, Germany - Chemiefabrik
28 - Kassel, Germany - Goldgrube
29 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
30 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Grindhoven
31 - München, Germany - Backstage
1 - Zürich, Switzerland - Werk21
2 - Segrate MI, Italy - Circolo Magnolia
3 - Genf, Switzerland - Usine
4 - Paris, France - Glazart
5 - Sint Niklaas, Belgium - De Casino
6 - Essen, Germany - Turock