WARBRINGER Adjust New Album Release Date; Artwork And Other Details Revealed
September 5, 2013, 5 years ago
Los Angeles-based thashers WARBRINGER are back with their fourth studio album, entitled IV: Empires Collapse, and have now confirmed a new/corrected street date for the release, on October 28th in Europe and October 29th in North America via Century Media Records.
IV: Empires Collapse, the studio recording debut for former MANTIC RITUAL members Jeff Potts (Guitar) and Ben Mottsman (Bass) rounding off Warbringer's five-piece lineup, was recorded with producer Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDE SILENCE), mixed by Brett Eliason (PEARL JAM, HEART) and mastered by Alan Douches / West West Side Music (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATEBREED, CONVERGE). The album’s cover artwork, which can be seen below, was designed by Adrienne Rozzi.
The band checked in to comment about the artwork as follows: "The artwork for Empires Collapse came about from wanting to take a much more focused and simplistic approach. Previous Warbringer album covers are extremely detailed, busy works, so it was a conscious decision to have art that was the antithesis of what we had done before. John Laux came up with the concept, so we had our friend Adrienne Rozzi make up a sketch, which led to us having her follow through with the final piece. It's incredibly different from what most fans would expect for a Warbringer album cover, but we wanted the art to visually reflect the music. The piece reminds me of a Tarot Card illustration and sets a very cryptic, somber vibe which associates well with the music that ties into the album's title."
IV: Empires Collapse tracklisting:
'The Turning Of The Gears'
'Black Sun, Black Moon'
'Off With Their Heads!'
'Towers Of The Serpent'
Studio videos can be seen below: :
Upon the release of IV: Empires Collapse, Warbringer will be touring North America with KREATOR and OVERKILL between October 27th and November 29th, 2013. Additionally, Warbringer have just been announced to appear at IRON MAIDEN’s The Battle Of San Bernardino event on September 13th, which will also feature performances by Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Sabaton and Overkill, making it a night to remember for fans of heavy/thrash metal.
The band further commented on this opportunity as follows: “It's an honor to be able to perform alongside one of Heavy Metal's most influential bands and we want to thank everyone who has given us their support in order to achieve this opportunity. It will be a monumental concert for us and all attending. Up the Irons!"