Track Premiere: The Kennedy Veil, “Godslaughter”
In an alternate universe, The Kennedy Veil’s latest track title could be read as “Gods’ Laughter,” in which case the lyrics might be about Dio, Lemmy and Dimebag sitting up in the clouds and sharing a good chuckle with one another about all the great times they had as mortals. Perhaps it’d be a little southern rock ditty plucked out on an acoustic guitar.
Here on planet Earth in 2017, that is most certainly not the case. Not with lyrics about burning death, funeral dirges, whores of Christ being whipped and chained, and suffering at God’s temper. And not with riffs as punishing, drums as chaotic and vocals as devastating as these. Nope, this one is most certainly “God Slaughter,” not “Gods’ [or God’s] Laughter.” Oh well! The band confirms as much in a quick note about the track:
The opening lyric of “Godslaughter” simply states, “reclaim death.” To us, it is a statement of remaining true to what the genre was built from, while still bringing our own ideas of modern death metal into the fold. From blast beats to slow, heavy parts, “Godslaughter” has something that we think all fans of the genre can sink their teeth into.
All kidding aside, the track rips. And there’s a good chance you can hear The Kennedy Veil play it live on the Bloodletting North America tour this fall with Origin, Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate and Visceral Disgorge.
Check it out below, and get dates for the Bloodletting Tour underneath the embed. The Kennedy Veil’s new album Imperium comes out on October 20th via Unique Leader; pre-order here.
Tickets for all dates are available here.
10/20 – Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
10/21 – Milwaukee, WI Club Geribaldi
10/22 – Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
10/23 – Westland, MI The Token Lounge
10/24 – Toronto, ON Mod Club (**MOVED from Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall**)
10/25 – Manchester, NH Bungalow
10/26 – New York, NY Saint Vitus Bar
10/27 – Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House
10/29 – Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
10/31 – Spartanburg, SC Groundzero
11/01 – Nashville, TN Exit/In
11/02 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/03 – Houston, TX Walters
11/04 – Tulsa, OK The Shrine
11/05 – Dallas, TX The Curtain Club
11/06 – Austin, TX Come And Take It Live
11/07 – Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Cafe
11/08 – El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar
11/09 – Mesa, AZ Club Red
11/10 – Upland, CA Gideon’s Hall
11/11 – San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
11/12 – Sant Cruz, CA The Catalyst
11/13 – Portland, OR Rock Hard PDX
11/14 – Seattle, WA Studio Seven
11/15 – Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
11/18 – Denver, CO The Roxy Theater