11:46 AM on 08/31/11
All Rise For The Black MassTrack Listing:
1. Acid Rain
2. Black History
3. Salt the Earth
4. Black Mass
5. The Wars: Part I
6. Mi Nombre
7. The Last Outlaw
9. The Reckoning
10. The Wars: Part II
Long Island’s veteran hardcore metal group, This Is Hell, has announced that its fourth studio album, Black Mass, will see an October 11th release on Rise Records, confirming the identity of the mysterious website, AllRiseForTheBlackMass.com. The teaser site has seen a complete update, including a YouTube stream of the brand new track, “Black Mass.”
"The new album takes the crossover and metal influences from last album to much greater extremes and the end product was Black Mass, by far the heaviest and thrashiest songs we've written and recorded,” said guitarist, Rick Jimenez.
"Lyrically this album touches on issues we haven't dove into before. Social injustice as a whole is a recurring theme. Persistence and empowerment are familiar themes with us that I've revisited, but with an even more aggressive outlook than before."
"The artwork was done by Will Blood, an amazing English illustrator/artist that we've worked with on shirts and designs before,” added Jimenez. “The concept came from some lyrics and underlying themes from the album and Will really took the ball and ran with it. Whether someone takes the art at sheer superficial face value, or really absorbs the details and subtleties of it, it's an extremely powerful piece of artwork. I feel the same way about the music and especially the lyrics on this new record."
This Is Hell will hit the road next month for a North American tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot.
“We're very excited for our upcoming tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot,” said vocalist, Travis Reilly. “We've toured many times with Comeback Kid and we look forward to spending more time with them and meeting the other guys. It's going to be great to play some new songs for a bunch of new faces.”
2011 tour w/ Underoath, Comback Kid and The Chariot:
Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Sept. 20 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Sept. 21 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Sept. 22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
Sept. 23 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon
Sept. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Sept. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Sept. 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Venue
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Avenue Theatre
Oct. 01 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway
Oct. 02 – Regina, SK, Canada – Riddell Centre
Oct. 03 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – The Garrick Centre
Oct. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Oct. 06 – Covington, KY – Radiodown
Oct. 07 – London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall
Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC, Canada – La Tulipe
Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC, Canada – Theatre Imperial
Oct. 11 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Oct. 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Oct. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Oct. 17 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
Oct. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
11:48 AM on 08/31/11
Video set to private.
11:48 AM on 08/31/11
Omg worst viral marketing idea ever I already hate this band so much just stop.
Edit: Video's private....boo.
11:50 AM on 08/31/11
You're pretty quick on the hating, at least, if you're not imitating the regular AP user haha.
11:51 AM on 08/31/11
annnnd it's private.
11:51 AM on 08/31/11
BTW they're pre-orders have launched, two colors of vinyl, red/black /200 and white w/ red spatter /300, some shirts and posters too.
11:53 AM on 08/31/11
Mainstream Killed the Indie Star
Didn't one of the This Is Hell guys say in the AP forum on the original tracklist post on Sunday, that they were that allrisefortheblackmass.com website...yes he did. Haha, really? Cool artwork. No bueno to lying.
12:03 PM on 08/31/11
Video is private. They've not been doing very well at this marketing so far...
12:12 PM on 08/31/11
kind of a bummer because i've been really stoked to hear this, even before the whole viral marketing thing. i've always loved when hardcore bands crossover into "thrash metal" territory and it seems like this is hell would do that really well
EDIT: it's working now. love it. straight up sounds like 80s thrash
12:16 PM on 08/31/11
Wish it wasn't set to private.
12:17 PM on 08/31/11
Jonny - TMTMM/Flavorsaurus
stupid viral campaign + ridiculous album art = album sales?