“New Salem”, a brand new video from MISERY INDEX, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s new album, “Rituals Of Power”, which will be released on March 8, 2019 via Season Of Mist.
MISERY INDEX comments on the track: “‘New Salem’ sums up perfectly the lyrical vitriol and musical dynamics featured across ‘Rituals Of Power’. We wanted to introduce the album not just with a straight-ahead ripping tune, but with a smack to the face; it’s a wake-up call for any concerned citizen and a code red for civilization. Ugly times call for stark and uncomfortable statements, and ‘New Salem’ castigates the faults and ineptitudes of our broken media system and the Crucible-esque, witch-hunt culture it fuels.”
The artwork for “Rituals Of Power” was created by Raphael Gabrio and can be viewed below.
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” 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.
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