US thrash metal outfit WARBRINGER have unveiled the first details for their upcoming fifth record!
Titled Woe To The Vanquished, the new record will be released in March, four years after 2013’s IV: Empires Collapse. Speaking about the new record, vocalist John Kevill says, “For the music on this record we re-focused ourselves after a lot of the experiments on Empires Collapse, and decided we wanted to make a record that is start-to-finish more merciless, ruthless, and cruel, but also maintains some of the more melodic and progressive sense. What we ended up with is a record that has a lot of traits of classic thrash but also a lot of extreme metal, and a rather unique version of that blend. It’s overall faster and meaner than anything else we’ve put out, but also has our biggest and most ambitious song, the 11-minute When the Guns Fell Silent to close the record.”
The album was produced and mixed by Mike Plottnikoff (FEAR FACTORY, IN FLAMES), mastered by Howie Weinberg (SLAYER, PANTERA). Alongside the announcement for the upcoming record, the band have also released the album artwork, the artwork was provided by Andreas Marschall (SODOM, BLIND GUARDIAN, OBITUARY). Speaking about the artwork, Kevill continues, “It is directly based on a photograph from the end of the First World War–a grim monument, a pyramid of 12,000 German spiked helmets, right in the middle of New York City. What struck me about the image is firstly how morbid it seems to be celebrating 12,000 dead men and calling it victory.”
Woe To The Vanquished is set for release on March 31st via Napalm Records.
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