FULL OF HELL will release the album Garden Of Burning Apparitions in October; Video streaming “Industrial Messiah Complex”
Full Of Hell returns with their new album, Garden Of Burning Apparitions, released October 1 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here and watch the “Industrial Messiah Complex” video below. Garden Of Burning Apparitions will be available on CD / LP / CS / Digital.
Leader Dylan Walker comments, “’Industrial Messiah Complex’ examines the commodification and militarization of faith and spirituality. This bad leadership is a ploy for control and power. Whether through a profit-obsessed mega-church or through militaristic action, humanity is raked in coals and bled until all that remains is ash and dust. “
Garden Of Burning Apparitions, a hardcore, grind and death metal genre blitzkrieg, sees the band develop the very elements that have propelled Full Of Hell to the forefront of extreme music for the past decade.
Produced by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Garden of Burning Apparitions also sees Full Of Hell adding new dimensions to their hellish landscape at high speed. The monstrous riffs of guitarist Spencer Hazard and bassist Sam DiGristine now have additional noise-rock influence, while drummer Dave Bland controls the rhythm section at lightning speed.
Lyrically, Garden of Burning Apparitions sees singer Dylan Walker explore (anti) religion, the impermanence of life, and the fear that comes with knowing death is inevitable. “Industrial Messiah Complex” pulverizes organized religion in less than 90 seconds, while Walker envisions the commodification of spirituality seen in America’s vast network of garish mega-churches and how these practices contradict true spirituality. Meanwhile, “Reeking Tunnels” rides a shrill noise rock riff through the sewers. It is a metaphor for the physical and mental space we are trapped in when we live in a perpetual state of fear and hate. Elsewhere, a justifiable ochlophobia propels the throaty death metal explosion of “Eroding Shell.” Lyrically, the song seeks to capture our fear of the violent and ignorant crowd – a scene seen far too often in this volatile era.
In the end, breaking Full Of Hell’s limits paid off again. “I think it’s good that we tried not to rank early on,” Walker recalls. “Because now, 10 years later, we have the ability to make any record we want, within reason, and people will follow.”
Artwork by Mark McCoy.
List of tracks:
“Whisper the foul spring”
“All the bells are ringing”
“Sea urchin thrones”
“Industrial Complex of the Messiah”
Video “Industrial Messiah Complex”:
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(Photo – Jess Dankmeyer)