MISERY INDEX Release "The Choir Invisible" Lyric Video
February 5, 2019, 6 months ago
Baltimore, Maryland-based death metallers, Misery Index, will release their new album, Rituals Of Power, on March 8th via Season of Mist. A lyric video for the track "The Choir Invisible" can be found below.
The band comment on the track: "'The Choir Invisible' is a euphemism for the dead, or those who have passed on. In the context of this song, it is an anthem of the dispossessed and the hopeless. Many across the world exist in an ‘in-between’ state that is often ignored and/or washed over because they lack the power and voice to plead their case as human beings. The song takes up this theme and tells it from the somber view of those who risk their lives, board ships and cross oceans in order to find a better life."
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."
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"
"Rituals Of Power" lyric video:
"New Salem" video:
"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
(Photo - Heidi Strengell)