A brand new IMMOLATION track, “The Purge”, is available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page. The song comes off the veteran New York death metallers’ eighth album, “Majesty And Decay”, which is scheduled for release on March 9 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded Millbrook Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino. Mixing duties were handled by Zack Ohren, who has previously worked with DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION and ALL SHALL PERISH, among others.
Commented bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan: “It was a unanimous decision to choose ‘The Purge’ as the first song off ‘Majesty And Decay’ to debut to the world. It is the first song on the record and we think it really sets the tone for the rest of the album.
“‘The Purge’ is an extremely aggressive and angry song that really has so many elements to it, and it is the perfect opening track as well because it takes the listener through some of the many moods and feelings contained within the album. It is a very extreme song in many ways and showcases all of the classic IMMOLATION elements. Lyrically, the song takes the concept we started developing on ‘World Agony’ and expands upon it, taking it to the next level in a very extreme way.
“We really liked the idea behind ‘World Agony’ and wanted to expand upon it, so when we began the process of writing lyrics for the new record while in the studio, I had the title and a loose concept for ‘The Purge’ and we expanded upon it.
“‘The Purge’ is a condemning song that takes an ugly look at mankind and forces us to open our eyes and accept responsibility for our actions. It is a very dark song with lots of emotion that I think will grab the listener right from the opening notes.”
IMMOLATION’s new album contains “10 songs [plus two intros] of the strongest material we have ever written,” the band said in a statement. “The new material is more violent and aggressive, with fast sections that take us to a new level of speed and intensity, while complementing the dark and sullen heavier moments. There are plenty of miserable and militant movements to please the diehard and new IMMOLATION fans alike.”
“Majesty And Decay” track listing:
02. The Purge
03. A Token Of Malice
04. Majesty And Decay
05. Divine Code
06. In Human Form
07. A Glorious Epoch
09. A Thunderous Consequence
10. The Rapture of Ghosts
11. Power And Shame
12. The Comfort of Cowards
Check out the band’s studio blog at DecibelMagazine.com.
Catch IMMOLATION as direct support to NILE on the “Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour” in January/February.
The upcoming album will be the third consecutive release featuring IMMOLATION’s current lineup:
Ross Dolan – Bass, Vocals
Robert Vigna – Guitars
Bill Taylor – Guitars
Steve Shalaty – Drums