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Horrendous announce new album, premiere song

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:47 AM PT


Official press release:

Philadelphia/Washington, DC forward-thinking death metal entity Horrendous will release their long-awaited new album, Idol worldwide on September 28. Pre-orders for Idol are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The band (Damian Herring - Guitar, Vocals, Matt Knox - Guitar, Vocals, Jamie Knox - Drums, Alex Kulick - Bass) are streaming the first new track off Idol. The track, a sprawling progressive death metal piece titled "Soothsayer" is streaming now at Decibel Magazine.


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Regarding the new track, Horrendous comments, "Before starting the writing process for Soothsayer, we had been listening to a lot of King Crimson and I remember wanting to try writing something in the grandiose and rhythmic, multilayered style of their mid to late 70s output. I wanted to capture that same sprawling, menacing atmosphere they so frequently achieve. Some experimentation with this idea led to the opening riffs/section of the song. The rhythmic foundation of the intro is slightly off kilter, giving it a bit of an unsettling/jarring sound, and the multiple layers built on top of it add additional rhythmic and melodic ideas which provide some nice counterpoint to the main riff and help flesh out this section of the song. From there, the song constantly evolves, with spiraling, jagged riffing that shifts from angular tremolo passages into a melodic crescendo, only to return to the initial theme of the song and end. Soothsayer's lyrics mirror this chaos, describing the intangible yet all too present and influential effects of ideology-how it can become both a sword and shield used to protect antiquated thinking, and how it can in some cases seemingly possess one's thoughts and actions, leading to violence as a balm to ameliorate one's fear of social, political, or cultural erasure. In Soothsayer, ideology is at once a spirit, a great influencer, a God, a harbinger of destruction, and an epidemic of sorts, the roots of which are lying dormant in all of us. It's a song about avoiding the teachings, biases, false information and other destructive thinking with which we have been inculcated."

Idol was recorded at guitarist/vocalist Damian Herring's Subterranean Watchtower Studios (Blood Incantation, Sentient Horror) and follows the release of their critically-acclaimed Anareta, hailed by Decibel as "the best metal album of 2015."

Idol track listing:

1. ...Prescience
2. Soothsayer
3. The Idolater
4. Golgothan Tongues
5. Divine Anhedonia
6. Devotion (Blood for Ink)
7. Threnody...
8. Obulus


15 comments


anonymous
4 days ago
It would be Horrendous if these boys passed up a chance to take turns in my ass and finish in my mouth

anonymous
4 days ago
I work at metal blade and we have a horrendous amount of AILD splatter vinyl here that we need to move

anonymous
4 days ago
You lost me at "King Crimson." That's the band all Tool fans pretend to like.

anonymous
4 days ago
Pressing Info:
Shadows Are Security LP re-issue
– 180g black vinyl
– yellow/blue opaque split vinyl (limited to 1000 copies – USA exclusive)
– opaque teal marble vinyl (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
– yellow with orange spots vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
– blue/black transparent marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
– clear ice-blue/orange and yellow splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)

anonymous
4 days ago
i work at tim lambesis. stop making fun of our splatter vinyl non sales or i will hire someone to kill you

anonymous
4 days ago
The band name perfectly describes the music

anonymous
4 days ago
Hi my name's Tim and I work at Splatter vinyl we got a whole horrendous mess of metal blades here we gotta move anyone know a good hit man?

anonymous
4 days ago
Red here. I will make some splatter for you

anonymous
4 days ago
The next goddamn band that describes themselves as "forward-thinking" I hope gets raped by a pack of wild boars.

anonymous
4 days ago
Just so you know, he tried to impress me with a loud fart once. He put his legs behind his head and he shouted someone's cutting the cheese. Instead of just gas a big glob of turd flew out of his butt like a rocket. It did a loop-d-loop near the wall and landed on the bed. So if anyone's a bed crapper around here it's him!

anonymous
4 days ago
Well I'm not saying I wanna do it, I just wondered why they haven't tried greasy coffee.

anonymous
4 days ago
Tit lambesis sucks prison dick

anonymous
4 days ago
Good band


anonymous
3 days ago
"forward-thinking" usually just means "we tend to throw in bizarre of-time shit to try and be different but really it just ends up being uncomfortable to listen to because the human brain actually enjoys consistent rhythm."