Anglo-Chileans Thrashers CRIMINAL have announced their new album "Fear Itself" for release March, 11th through Metal Blade Records.
Today CRIMINAL launches the 2nd single taken off "Fear Itself", the relentless up-tempo-banger 'Shock Doctrine'. Surf over to metalnews.de, our partners for this premere, at THIS location to check out the tune!
Comments CRIMINAL vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger: "I think this track encompasses everything that defines CRIMINAL: the groove, the speed, the melody and the aggression. The lyrics deal with the way politicians use certain events to instill fear in the population, be it a terrorist attack, an economic crisis, or just lately the refugee crisis, in order to be able to put new policies in place and tighten the grip on the very people they are supposed to be protecting."
Stay on the brutal side of life while clicking metalblade.com/criminal where you can stream the first single "Down Driven" and surf the pre-order section. "Fear Itself" will be released on CD, vinyl and all digital outlets.
Recorded at CRIMINAL bassist Danny Biggin's HVR Studios in Suffolk, UK, with a "no bullshit" approach to recording, the band purposely avoided the vices of modern metal production such as samples, quantizing and amp simulators.
The striking artwork by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Mayhem, etc.) perfectly represents the bleak, dystopian atmosphere of the lyrics, which denounce warmongering, misinformation, exploitation and other ills of modern society.
A metal band with a hardcore attitude, CRIMINAL's longevity is a testament to their honesty and passion. In it for all the right reasons.
"Fear Itself" track listing:
2. Down Driven
3. False Flag Attack
4. Shock Doctrine
5. The Needle and Knife
6. Scream of Consciousness
7. Summoning the Apocalypse
8. The One Who Speaks at Night
9. Animals to Gods
10. Deep in the Rot
11. Wasted Youth
12. Carne Molida
Anton Reisenegger - vocals/guitars
Sergio Klein - guitars
Dan Biggin - bass
Zac O'Neil - drums