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Maybe I’m imagining this, but I feel like we usually get some breathing room between the end of one year and the start of the next — like, in January, everyone is still catching up with all the awesome releases they missed but saw on one or more year-end lists, and then the real shit starts to come out in February.

This is most certainly NOT the case with 2015, though. By the time the year reaches its second month, we’ll have already gotten new albums from Napalm Death, Periphery, Black Sheep Wall, and, I’ve just learned, Xibalba.

Yessiree: Southern Lord has announced a January 27 release date forthe California quintet’s latest offering, Tierra Y Libertad, which my cleaning lady tells me means “Land of the Free.” Although, based on Dan Seagrave’s typically nightmarish album art, I’m guessing that title is meant to be ironic:

Xibalba - Tierra Y Libertad

According to a press release, “The first audio insight into the album, savage new video material, tour updates and more are to be released in the coming weeks.” You’ll know all about as soon as we do…

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