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Misery Index Detail New Album Rituals of Power

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WHOO-HOO! The mighty Misery Index — the only band that can make a financial term METAL AS FUQQ — have announced a March 8 release date for their sixth full-length studio album, Rituals of Power. Misery Index tracked Rituals of Power with Ryan Vincent M at Apollo Audio Alternative, Erik Rutan at Mana Recording, and Valtteri Kallio at Soundwell Studio. It was mixed as mastered by Will Putney (Fit for an Autopsy). Peep the cover art:

Cover art by Raphael Gabrio at Insane Visions

Says the band of the album:

“‘Rituals of Power’ is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called ‘post-truth’ age. Each of the 9 songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own. It’s roughly 35 minutes of unhinged, yet cohesive, riff-driven aural ballistics. 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.”

Here’s the tracklist, which doesn’t tell us very much, other than we’ve already heard one song on the record — “I Disavow,” which was released in February.

  1. “Universal Untruths” (2:35)
  2. “Decline and Fall” (4:36)
  3. “The Choir Invisible” (4:26)
  4. “New Salem” (3:24)
  5. “Hammering the Nails” (3:46)
  6. “Rituals of Power” (5:20)
  7. “They Always Come Back” (5:08)
  8. “I Disavow” (4:21)
  9. “Naysayer” (2:26)

It seems safe to assume we’ll get to hear some more new music before 2018 is out.

While we wait, the band has also announced a run of European tour dates with Wormrot and Truth Corroded. Those dates are as follows:

23 Mar 19 Heidelberg (DE) Heidelberg Deathfest
24 Mar 19 Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau
25 Mar 19 Wien (AT) Escape Metalcorner
26 Mar 19 Brno (CZ) Melodka
27 Mar 19 Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik
28 Mar 19 Kassel (DE) Goldgrube
29 Mar 19 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
30 Mar 19 Eindhoven (NL) Grindhoven
31 Mar 19 München (DE) Backstage
01 Apr 19 Zürich (CH) Werk21
02 Apr 19 Segrate MI (IT) Circolo Magnolia
03 Apr 19 Genf (CH) Usine
04 Apr 19 Paris (FR) Glazart
05 Apr 19 Sint Niklaas (BE) De Casino
06 Apr 19 Essen (DE) Turock

Thanks: Ranpal C.

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