NewsFebruary 22, 2022 10:08 AM ET1,834 views

Misery Index to release new album 'Complete Control' in May

Misery Index

Ryan Philipps

Baltimore death metal merchants Misery Index have announced the upcoming release of their new record, Complete Control, which will be available worldwide via Century Media Records on May 13.

Complete Control was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard.

Misery Index bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton comments: "We are super stoked to present our new album 'Complete Control' - a pandemic-spawned 9-track opus of vitriolic death metal which draws heavily on our enduring brutal hardcore and grindcore influences. We tracked the album in September and October of 2021, and it was subsequently mixed by Will Putney prior to being mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios. The cover features the visceral, uncanny work of visual artist Matt Lombard, which to us hammers home the contradictory forces of control and chaos which define our modern age. The album's central lyrical themes focus on these competing forces of control and chaos; they interrogate 'power' as something that is not always wielded with brute force in the modern age (through violence), but moreso as a control-society where it manifests on a self-governing, individual level. ALSO, we are looking very much forward to hitting the road again this year! Starting with a run of dates with our old friends Origin and Wolf King in North America, leading into festival appearances, a West Coast US tour and an EU headliner coming later this year. Until then, see you all soon and keep hammering the nails!"

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Complete Control track listing:

1. Administer the Dagger
2. The Eaters and the Eaten
3. Complete Control
4. Necessary Suffering
5. Rites of Cruelty
6. Conspiracy of None
7. Infiltrators
8. Reciprocal Repulsion
9. Now Defied!

The first single and music video from Complete Control will arrive on Friday, March 11.




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