Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "The Sinister Supremacy", the new album from Swedish thrashers DARKANE, can be streamed at this location. The CD will be released on the following dates:
* June 28 in Europe through Massacre Records * July 2 in North America through Prosthetic Records * June 19 in Japan through Trooper Entertainment
"The Sinister Supremacy" track listing:
01. Sounds Of Pre-Exsistence 02. The Sinister Supremacy 03. Mechanically Divine 04. Ostracized 05. The Decline 06. Insurrection Is Imminent 07. In The Absence Of Pain 08. Humanity Defined 09. Hate Repentance State 10. Collapse Of Illusions 11. By Darkness Designed 12. Existence Is Just A State Of Mind
Regarding the album's title, the band said: "'The Sinister Supremacy' is a metaphor for the evil that controls us. It's the dark part of our minds and it’s inside us all. It tells us it's OK to do bad things, to hurt other people, and hurt ourselves. It guides us into making choices based on pure selfishness, and it thrives on complete chaos.
"The cover art by Carlos Holmberg is a Rorschach test as seen by an individual who has completely succumbed to the sinister supremacy."
The first photo of the current lineup of DARKANE — featuring returning vocalist Lawrence Mackrory — can be seen below.
Vocalist Jens Broman left DARKANE in August 2011 due to "personal issues." He explained in a statement, "At the moment my life is in a phase where I'm unable to find inspiration for new adventures with DARKANE and therefore it's best for me to pass on the mic."
Mackrory sang on DARKANE's debut album, "Rusted Angel" (1999),and made a guest appearance on the song "Chaos vs. Order" on the band's 2002 effort "Expanding Senses".
"Demonic Art", the fifth album from DARKANE, debuted at No. 104 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Demonic Art" was released in North America in February 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records. The North America version of the CD, which came out in Europe on October 24, 2008 via Massacre Records, contains a bonus track and a bonus DVD.
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