This is fucking most excellent news.
New York-based black metal outfit Black Anvil will drop its long-awaited third album in late May.
Hail Death will be released through Relapse Records on May 27.
A press release says the new one is Black Anvil’s “most epic and fully realized album to date. It’s one of those rare releases that not only stays true to the band’s roots but manages to transcend them in a way that works all of their seemingly disparate influences into an amalgam of heavy music that’s as original as it is earth-shaking.”
Tracked at Magpie Cage by J. Robbins of Jawbox, the album’s bonus track is a cover of Kiss’ “Under the Rose.”
Hail Death wasn’t an easy album to make and the band members’ personal turmoil is reflected in every frenzied moment of the album. “I went through a lot of stuff over the past year and it caused me to move and spend a year of my life in solitude,” Delaney says, explaining that for twelve months he would sit in his room and pour all of his energy and inner chaos into these songs.
“This is our journey. I can honestly say that this is probably the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life, even if it never sees the light of day for some reason I’m insanely proud of it.”
Here’s a trailer for the disc.
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