New York based death metal legends IMMOLATION recently posted the brand new song "The Purge" on their official Myspace page. The track comes off their Nuclear Blast debut, Majesty and Decay, set for release on March 5th (Europe) and March 9th (N. America).
Bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan commented: "It was a unanimous decision to choose 'The Purge' as the first song off of Majesty and Decay to debut to the world. It is the first song on the record and we think it really sets the tone for the rest of the album. 'The Purge' is an extremely aggressive and angry song that really has so many elements to it, and it is the perfect opening track as well because it takes the listener through some of the many moods and feelings contained within the album. It is a very extreme song in many ways and showcases all of the classic IMMOLATION elements.
Lyrically the song takes the concept we started developing on 'World Agony' and expands upon it, taking it to the next level in a very extreme way. We really liked the idea behind 'World Agony', so when we began the process of writing lyrics for the new record while in the studio, I had the title and a loose concept for 'The Purge' and we added to it. 'The Purge' is a condemning song that takes an ugly look at mankind and forces us to open our eyes and accept responsibility for our actions. It is a very dark song with lots of emotion that I think will grab the listener right from the opening notes."
IMMOLATION, recently entered Millbrook Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino. Mixing duties were handled this time by Zack Ohren (DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH). Cover art was created by Pär Olofsson (THE FACELESS, IMMORTAL, ABYSMAL DAWN).
Catch IMMOLATION as direct support to NILE on the "Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour" in January/February
NILE, IMMOLATION, KRISIUN, DREAMING DEAD
01/15/10 Sonar Baltimore, MD
01/16/10 The Palladium Worcester, MA
01/17/10 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
01/18/10 The Blender Theater at Gramercy New York, NY