MISERY INDEX debut first track, premiere video from the forthcoming new album ‘Rituals Of Power’
American death metal legion MISERY INDEX will unleash their incendiary new full-length ‘Rituals Of Power’ on March 8 worldwide via Season Of Mist. Preorders for the new album are available across formats here.
The album sees the powerhouse quartet unleash a barrage of ferocious metal as violent as it is savvy. Their vicious vocals spit venom, laying bare the ills of a dystopian society gone mad. ‘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,” issues 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.”
The band (Jason Netherton – bass, vocals, Mark Kloeppel – guitar, vocals, Adam Jarvis – drums, Darin Morris – lead guitar) have revealed the first new track off ‘Rituals Of Power’. The video for the explosive new track, titled “New Salem”, and is streaming now here.
Of the band’s first single and video from the record in “New Salem,” the band notes, “‘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.”
The artwork for ‘Rituals Of Power’, illustrated by Raphael Gabrio, and track list can be found below:
1. Universal Untruths
2. Decline and Fall
3. The Choir Invisible
4. New Salem
5. Hammering the Nails
6. Rituals of Power
7. They Always Come Back
8. I Disavow
photo: Heidi Strengell
MISERY INDEX’s ‘Rituals Of Power’ will be released on March 8, 2019 in several formats including jewel case CD, limited LP, limited cassette, and 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 preorder options go here.
In conjunction with the album release, MISERY INDEX begin their international tour campaign with the “Rituals Of Power: Phase 1” spring headline tour of Europe. The tour includes label mates THE LION’S DAUGHTER, WORM ROT, and more and confirmed dates are below.
MISERY INDEX Rituals of Power European Tour 2018:
All dates w/ WORMROT, THE LION’S DAUGHTER, TRUTH CORRODED
Mar 23 Heidelberg (DE) @ Heidelberg Deathfest
Mar 24 Nürnberg (DE) @ Z-Bau
Mar 25 Wien (AT) @ Escape Metalcorner
Mar 26 Brno (CZ) @ Melodka
Mar 27 Dresden (DE) @ Chemiefabrik
Mar 28 Kassel (DE) @ Goldgrube
Mar 29 Berlin (DE) @ Cassiopeia
Mar 30 Eindhoven (NL) @ Grindhoven
Mar 31 München (DE) @ Backstage
Apr 1 Zürich (CH) @ Werk21
Apr 2 Segrate MI (IT) @ Circolo Magnolia
Apr 3 Genf (CH) @ Usine
Apr 4 Paris (FR) @ Glazart
Apr 5 Sint Niklaas (BE) @ De Casino
Apr 6 Essen (DE) @ Turock