NewsFebruary 27, 2006 8:32 PM ET3,227 views

Misery Index album details

Official press release: Misery Index has set Discordia as the title of their forthcoming Relapse Records debut. Discordia is scheduled for a May 16th release and will feature ten new tracks from the Baltimore-based quartet. The track listing is "Unmarked Graves", "Conquistadores", "Outsourcing Jehovah", "Breathing Pestilence", "Meet Reality", "Sensory Deprivation", "The Meduse Stare", "Dystopian Nightmares", "Discordia" and "Pandemican". The LP and Japanese CD pressings of Discordia will include as a bonus track a cover of Nasum's "Digging In." The band's energetic and articulate music has been pushing the boundaries of metal, hardcore and punk since the its' spring 2001 inception, and in what has become Misery Index's calling card, Discordia promises to deliver lyrics as weighty and confrontational as their music is deadly. Bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton (the quartet is rounded out by drummer Adam Jarvis and guitarists John 'Sparky' Voyles and Mark Kloeppel) explains Discordia's general lyrical approach; "The central theme of Discordia revolves around a critical approach to everyday life in our 'modern' world. The lyrics are critical but at the same time hopeful. We hope that in looking at the world as it REALLY is, without painting any happy face on that which aches and suffers for change, we can sing these songs in confidence of something that matters and of something that screams for life in a mediated framework that consistently presents death as "the way of life" in the world outside the comfortable borders of the West, as well as in our own nation." Misery Index has previously released the critically-acclaimed full-length Retaliate via Nuclear Blast/EMI Records as well as several independent releases through their own Anarchos record imprint.

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