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Anaal Nathrakh announce new album, debut song

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:17 AM PT

Official press release:

Birmingham-based extreme metal miscreants and recent Metal Blade Records signees, Anaal Nathrakh, are pleased to infect the masses with their anticipated new full-length this Fall. Titled Desideratum, the follow-up to 2012's critically-lauded Vanitas full-length was again produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, while the music was tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California. The final product boasts ten emotionally traumatizing hymns of unrepentant, sonic deviance embodying the crux of pure evil.

Anaal Nathrakh -- Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. -- exists for one purpose: to be the soundtrack to the apocalypse; the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since forming in 1999, the devious duo has gained a reputation for expressing precisely these things. With both screaming banshee and traditional vocals set against a backdrop of controlled chaos, what Anaal Nathrakh manifests is plainly frightening. Their winding history includes not only the release of seven albums and an EP to rapturous acclaim, but collaborations with such iconic figures as Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle Of Dead Children), Sethlans Teitan (Watain) and more. This, alongside appearing on BBC Radio 1 at the personal behest of sadly missed legend John Peel, headlining a stage at the renowned cult Inferno Festival in Norway as their debut international live appearance, countless rankings among "best album of the year" polls and "album of the month" in the press and cover appearances on top magazines such as Terrorizer, Anaal Nathrakh's status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable. Uniquely hallmarked by pulverizing musical ferocity, inventiveness and breadth, married with mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, Anaal Nathrakh's sound is imbued with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in metal. This year Anaal Nathrakh are set to reach ever higher on their mission to send the Earth crashing into the Sun.

Desideratum track listing:

01. Acheronta Movebimu
02. Unleash
03. Monstrum In Animo
04. The One Thing Needful
05. A Firm Foundation Of Unyielding Despair
06. Desideratum
07. Idol
08. Sub Specie Aeterni (Of Maggots, And Humanity)
09. The Joystream
10. Rage And Red
11. Ita Mori

Desideratum will devour the masses whole on October 28th, 2014. In the meantime, you are cordially invited to sear the skin right off your bones with first single, "Idol," now streaming at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh where you'll also find a host of menacing preorder packages. Additionally, fans who preorder the record via iTunes will receive a download of "Idol" instantly.


8/27/2014 11:10:15 AM
are these guys a christian band?

8/27/2014 11:12:52 AM
tbh, every band/song just needs to have their lyrics on screen. it makes everything much better.

8/27/2014 11:14:10 AM
This band always sounded more like plastic than organic. Drums are much more plastic...dont understand there point...sorry...its the production!!

8/27/2014 11:20:30 AM
shit man this band/ name sucks they need bouncier riffs instead of straight blasting, if they ever want to make it mainstream

8/27/2014 11:24:45 AM
I know the brother of the bassist robert these guys are sick hope they dont disband

8/27/2014 12:18:15 PM
Hipsters who read MetalSucks are stoked, but don't understand why.

8/27/2014 12:32:17 PM
some of the styles I like are these

8/27/2014 12:34:27 PM
the styles of the rear??^

8/27/2014 12:56:06 PM
^^^ lol are u fcking kidding me noob

8/27/2014 12:59:03 PM
60 people were at the last Anaal Nathrakh show I went to

8/27/2014 1:08:11 PM
they sing like a girl band

8/27/2014 1:14:22 PM
fck I love Anaal, can't wait till they come through my hometown again... which will hopefully be soon.

8/27/2014 1:40:36 PM
"Birmingham-based extreme metal miscreants "

this isn't extreme metal. lmao. it's post-grind /hardcore.

8/27/2014 1:45:33 PM
I am wearing my Anaal Nathrakh shirt now

8/27/2014 1:49:06 PM
Good band, but the production..

8/27/2014 1:50:28 PM
im listening to this band for the first time in 5 years. I can still remeber all the words, sing along. Ive seen these guys live probably 4 times. Will always be a band i listen to.

8/27/2014 2:25:44 PM
Damn, vocals are fcking awful...

8/27/2014 3:20:19 PM
I thought this garbage died in 2002. I guess Meth Metal will never die.

8/27/2014 4:55:19 PM
This can be bumped to the 'more news not displayed below' page due to lack of views/people are done commenting.

8/27/2014 5:08:37 PM
I also know the brother of the uncle of the brothers uncles brothers.

8/27/2014 5:27:55 PM
Anaal Nathrakh does not clear $25k per year

8/27/2014 5:29:46 PM
ANAL rear rear rear rear rear rear rear rear rear

8/28/2014 9:01:47 AM
You guys are all so stupid