Who Should Be In The 'Big Four Of Death Metal'? IMMOLATION Members Weigh In
January 25, 2017
New York death metallers IMMOLATION will release their new album, "Atonement", on February 24 via Nuclear Blast.
The fourth trailer for "Atonement", in which guitarist Robert Vigna an bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan discuss who should be in the "Big Four Of Death Metal", can be seen below.
"Atonement" was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrook, New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION). Cover art was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN),along with additional artwork by the very talented Zbigniew Bielak (GHOST, ENSLAVED, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN).
A 360-degree visualizer video for the first single from the effort, "Destructive Currents", can be seen below.
Comments IMMOLATION vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan: "We are excited that everyone will finally get a preview of what the new record has to offer.
"'Atonement' is a very dark and haunting album, both musically and lyrically, commenting on the darker side of humanity and the world today. Each song on this album is unique in its own way, offering the listener a wide range of dark and sinister passages that I think really hone in on all the elements that make this band what it is.
"The sound of this record is exactly what we were hoping for, and we feel the production really gives these songs that massive sound and dark sinister feel they needed. Zack and Paul really nailed it with this one and made our tenth album our best-sounding record to date. We are all very proud of what we have created here, and we hope everyone else will enjoy these eleven songs as much as we think they will.
"The song 'Atonement' is about that blind fury and destructivnes of religious extremism regardless of where it comes from and under what religious banner it flies. The cover piece was inspired by a passage of lyrics from this song, and Pär managed to create a visual for those four lines that just blew us away. So needless to say, we are very pleased with the overall look and feel of the album, which also includes four amazing pieces of artwork done by the extremely talented Zbigniew Bielak.
"We chose the song 'Destructive Currents' as the first song to leak to the fans because it's a fast and aggressive song that gets right down to business. It's just dark and powerful, and I think it gives everyone a sense of whats in store for them with this release. Lyrically, the song deals with the herd/mob mentality and how it gets fed, manipulated and exploited by outside forces. These are the currents of deception, misinformation and destruction, which are designed to mislead people. So that's really the idea behind the song lyrically."
Pre-order a physical copy of "Atonement" by itself or in various bundles from the Nuclear Blast webshop.
"Destructive Currents" is now available as an instant download when you pre-order "Atonement" from iTunes and Amazon.
"Atonement" track listing:
01. The Distorting Light 02. When The Jackals Come 03. Fostering The Divide 04. Rise The Heretics 05. Thrown To The Fire 06. Destructive Currents 07. Lower 08. Atonement 09. Above All 10. The Power Of Gods 11. Epiphany
Bonus track (CD only):
12. Immolation (re-recorded)
Ross Dolan - bass/vocals Robert Vigna - guitar Steve Shalaty - Drums Alex Bouks - guitar
IMMOLATION will support Max and Igor Cavalera on the second leg of the "Return To Roots" tour in February/March.