March 30, 2010

After a five-year absence, the mighty and legendary mega-beast CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN has re-emerged from the sewers of Pittsburgh with its new full-length album, "Psalm Of The Grand Destroyer".

According to a press release, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN "bring with them a more focused and refined approach on their signature crusty, blackened, inhuman grindcore sound while still keeping their brutality and violence at the forefront. No triggers or drum samples. No guitar re-amping. No vocal processing, inhaling or microphone manipulations. None needed. Their thunderous music is as sincere and urgent as it ever was, but with a solid and complete line-up in tow, and with production from the masterful Scott Hull, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN have never sounded or played better than this."

"Psalm of the Grand Destroyer" — which marks the first appearance of drummer Matt Francis alongside bassist Drew Haritan and founding members Jason Andrews (guitar) and Joe Horvath (vocals) — features 14 new tracks and one remake off the band's initial release from 1998.

CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN represent the audio end-times; a psychotic fast-forward nightmare into the sonic ash-heaps of humanity. CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN are the ultimate anti-everything band; anti-life, anti-death, anti-world, anti-music and anti-you. Critically acclaimed for lyrical concept and prose as much for their hyper-extreme approach to sound, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN possess the ability to both wretch and annihilate the listener as well rouse and intrigue. Never has this been the case more so than with "Psalm of the Grand Destroyer".

Commented Joe Horvath: "After what seemed to be an endless amount of setbacks over the past several years, it feels great to not only have this release finally becoming a reality, but for it to be in our opinions, the best overall release we've done to date. We're proud to continue our work with Willowtip Records and look forward to dropping this nasty bomb on the world soon."

"Psalm of the Grand Destroyer" is due out in stores June 8, 2010 in North America and June 7 in Europe via Candlelight/Willowtip.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Avatar Of Innocence
02. Ursa Major (1998 revisited)
03. When Human Compost Stains all Earth and Repels the Messengers of Love
04. Chaos Crawls Back
05. Earth and Lye
06. We Who Move with the Graven Worms
07. Bury the Ill Flock
08. Refuse to Kill the Same Way Twice
09. Obsidian Flakes
10. Last Words and Warning Signs
11. Jaracaca
12. Torches
13. Night of Morbid Psycho
14. Germinate the Reaper Seed
15. Starve, Beg & Die a.k.a. Fuck You Kill Me

Song samples are available at this location.

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