With governments finally admitting that UFOs do in fact exist, and humanity attempting to heal from a state of the recent crisis, the timing couldn't be more appropriate for the newest addition to the HYPOCRISY catalog: "Worship". Due on November 26 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Worship" is 11 tracks of precise, ferocious musicianship. Commonly inspired by the fusion of the modern and the ancient, HYPOCRISY has once more found a way to combine innovative ideas with classic sound in order to deliver something metalheads can enjoyably consume with awe and brutal vigor. As usual, all recording and mixing took place at frontman Peter Tägtgren's Abyss Studio AB in Sweden while mastering was completed by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. Designed by artist Blake Armstrong (KATAKLYSM, IN FLAMES, CARNIFEX),"Worship"'s artwork speaks to the history of the relationship between humanity and extraterrestrials.
The official music video for the LP's second single, "Dead World", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Andrey Kezzyn and Cooldown Production.
Peter Tägtgren comments: "'Dead World' is a song that Sebastian wrote for our father/son project that never saw the light of day. When he started playing the song, I felt that the world needs to hear this crushing song ASAP as the groove and tempo blew my mind. The video idea came from our director Andrey Kezzyn and it's similar to my point of view of what's about to come of the world. Maybe not literally, but who knows. Enjoy!"
"Worship" track listing:
01. Worship 02. Chemical Whore 03. Greedy Bastards 04. Dead World 05. We're The Walking Dead 06. Brotherhood Of The Serpent 07. Children Of The Gray 08. Another Day 09. They Will Arrive 10. Bug In The Net 11. Gods Of The Underground
This past June, Tägtgren told Metal Injection what fans can expect to hear on "Worship": "They will get what they want, I think, put it that way. It definitely sounds like HYPOCRISY, I would say. And not in a boring way to say, like, 'Yeah, we're just repeating ourselves.' That's not really true. It's new songs. I mean, I have hardly played it to anybody, so I don't know what to say. Well, whoever heard it, they say oh, this sounds really like HYPOCRISY and really good songs, you know? So I don't know. We have to wait and see what everybody thinks. I'm in a bubble, so I can't really say what it is. We don't really want to change ourselves to nu-metal or try to be commercial or anything like that. I guess we do what we do."
Peter Tägtgren - Vocals, Guitars Mikael Hedlund - Bass Reidar Horghagen - Drums Thomas Elofsson - Session Guitarist