Seminal Christian metal outfit Living Sacrifice premieres a song from their new album.
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
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