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Hour of Penance album set for release

Friday, March 7, 2014 5:56 PM PT

Official press release:

Italian death metal front-runners Hour of Penance have announced the title of their new album, Regicide, a word defined as the act of the killing of a monarch.

Guitarist Paolo Pieri commented, "'Regicide' revolves around the themes of destruction and rebirth and the killing of the king -- be he your own fears, prejudices or dogmas that you build inside yourself to cope with reality. Only by letting go of those illusions and tearing down the walls of ignorance and fear that society, religion and every form of dysfunctional authority you interjected during your life, can you start to rebuild your own path as a free man that has no need for a king."

Scheduled for release via Prosthetic Records on May 13 in North America (May 12 in UK/EU, May 16 in Germany), the band describes Regicide as "a bone-crushing feast for old and new fans...more varied and brutal than everything we've done so far."

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