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Living Sacrifice "Screwtape" song premiere

10/30/2013 10:17:15 AM
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Seminal Christian metal outfit Living Sacrifice premieres a song from their new album.
Living Sacrifice 2013

As you hopefully know by now, seminal Little Rock, Arkansas metal band Living Sacrifice will release a new album in two weeks. Titled Ghost Thief, this is the band's eighth album in a 20+ year career as one of Christian metal's most influential acts.

Ghost Thief is slated for a November 12 via Solid State Records. But you don't want to wait that long before hearing another song from the album (the band unveiled "The Reaping" earlier this month), right? Good, because today we're happy to exclusively premiere the album's opening track, "Screwtape." Notably, the song features guest vocals from Demon Hunter frontman Ryan Clark.

Living Sacrifice vocalist/guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh had the following to say about the track:

"'Screwtape' is about temptation and the proverbial 'devil on your shoulder.' It's about the thought process we go through to justify a thought or action that is not good for the soul. The title 'Screwtape' comes from CS Lewis's book 'The Screwtape Letters.' In the book, Lewis made the protagonist a demon named Screwtape. It is an interesting literary tool to write from the perspective of the one that is trying to lead astray. So I took the same idea for the lyrics. I also think this is something that everyone can relate to whether they believe in God or not. It's another way to look at one's conscience and how humanity views the conscience.

"Musically, it seemed like a great way to kick off the record because it's a thrasher and sets a good tone for the record as a whole. We knew we wanted to have Ryan Clark guest on the record before we even had the song. This song made sense because I wanted to have him use his singing voice and the chorus just works for his voice. Demon Hunter has been huge supporters of Living Sacrifice over the years and I did some vocals on their record Storm The Gates Of Hell a few years back. It was a great opportunity to hang in the studio and have fun making music."

Ok, without further delay, here's the song!



If you dig what you just heard, be sure to order the album here. Additionally, you can keep up with Living Sacrifice via Facebook.


Comments
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
YES I'VE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR THIS ONE!!!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Yesss!!!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Awesome song!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Sounding awesome love it!!!!!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
skar symmetry and all that remains are yawning
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Awesome! Can't wait for the new album!:)
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiick
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
^^ Im prety sure ls was around 10+ years b4 those bands u just mentioned, gayit noob, lol.
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Love Living Sacerfice and Demon Hunter. Cool song based off C.S. Book Awesome!!!!!!!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Sweeeeeet
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
headbangin all day
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
"skar symmetry and all that remains are yawning"

living sacrifice has been a band since 1989 you f*cking twink.
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
If anybody's yawning, they cannot POSSIBLY be listening to this song! It is SIIICK!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
This song was so f*cking boring. this fits perfectly with christian f a g g o t s that cant curse or drink beer. this song was so f*cking predictably boring its not even funny. get this shit off this website.
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
Greatness. Been listening to LS since the start. With each new album they grow as musicians taking us new places, but focused on the eternal at all times.
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
AWESOME!! \m/ hell yeah!! You guys continue to amaze me; thunderous & amazing, the LS we know & love. Thanks guys!

To all you haters: God cares about what's in our hearts, not if I drink guiness or milk, or if I cuss. He cares about what type of character I have inside.
so F*ck your hate and your small-mindedness and go listen to your emo-girl metalcore. (Notice I said F*ck your hate and small-mindedness, not you!) have a nice day!
\m/ \m/
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
That is sic! ahhhh I love it!
anonymous   posted 357 days ago
This song is so amazing!!! This is going to be the best Living Sacrifice album thus far!
anonymous   posted 356 days ago
They still got it.
anonymous   posted 356 days ago
Wow..amazing..this album is going to be insane!
anonymous   posted 356 days ago
Not crazy about the chorus with cleans but the rest of the songs us so sick
anonymous   posted 356 days ago
The link for "Screwtape" is not working...
anonymous   posted 356 days ago
Ryan Clark!!!
anonymous   posted 356 days ago
Crap.
anonymous   posted 355 days ago
The mighty Living Sacrifice return...
anonymous   posted 355 days ago
how many of these comments are just the same guy going, "OH MAN THIS IS SO GOOD YES SO STOKED" ?????
anonymous   posted 352 days ago
Love it! Next time you're in OKC I gotta come watch!
anonymous   posted 352 days ago
Comparing "Christian metal" bands to secular metal bands makes no sense. It's about the music not the beliefs. You don't like metal songs because of the lyrics. You like them because of the riffs, drums, power, speed, etc. You can't even understand most of the lyrics in metal anyway. Haters can leave.