The official lyric video for the song "Rituals Of Power" from MISERY INDEX can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's new album, which will be released on March 8 via Season Of Mist.
The band comments: "'Rituals Of Power' is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called 'post-truth' age. Each of the nine songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own. As an album, however, they are all brought to life as one 'reanimated' monster; it's roughly 35 minutes of unhinged-yet-cohesive riff-driven aural ballistics. We were pissed off and on fire during both the writing and recording, and we think it shows in spades. We set out to write the best album we could, based on what we would want to hear first as fans of this music, and we could not be happier."
"Rituals Of Power" sees the powerhouse quartet unleash a barrage of ferocious death metal as violent as it is savvy. Their vicious vocals spit venom, laying bare the ills of a dystopian society gone mad. As rampaging new tracks like "New Salem", the title track, and "I Disavow" so brashly prove, "Rituals Of Power" is world-class modern extremity and MISERY INDEX only grows more powerful with time.
"Rituals Of Power" will be released in several formats, including jewel-case CD, limited LP, limited cassette, limited deluxe digibox which includes bonus cover tracks — NAILBOMB's "Wasting Away" and M.O.D.'s "Man Of Your Dreams" — as well as a carabiner with key strap and bottle opener, a patch, and three vinyl stickers, and digitally.
The artwork for "Rituals Of Power" was created by Raphael Gabrio and can be viewed below.
"Rituals Of Power" track listing:
01. Universal Untruths (2:35) 02. Decline And Fall (4:36) 03. The Choir Invisible (4:26) 04. New Salem (3:24) 05. Hammering The Nails (3:46) 06. Rituals Of Power (5:20) 07. They Always Come Back (5:08) 08. I Disavow (4:21) 09. Naysayer (2:26)
MISERY INDEX has announced new European dates together with WORMROT and TRUTH CORRODED in the spring of 2019. The "Rituals Of Power: Phase 1" tour sees the band traveling through eight countries, with a final curtain at the Turock in Essen, Germany.