Italian architects of blackened doom metal, FORGOTTEN TOMB, release today, on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Agonia Records, their brand new album. As of today, advance stream of the entire “Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love” record is available, courtesy of Inferno Magazine, HERE.
The new album is a “mix of melancholy, groove and pure malignancy”. Band leader, Ferdinando “Herr Morbid” Marchisio, explained: “We kept the sound very organic and natural, kinda old-fashioned but still very fresh. The new songs are heavy as fuck and they feature our classic trademark plus some new elements. I can’t wait for people to listen to it, it’s a really special album for us and probably the most extreme we’ve done in quite a while – both musically and conceptually”.
On working with producer Terje Refsnes (Carpathian Forest, Novembre, Gehenna, Destroyer 666) for the first time, Marchisio commented: “We worked really hard, like never before. Terje is a really experienced producer and he managed to get the best out of us. We are extremely proud of how this new album came out”.
“Hurt Yourself and The Ones You Love” was recorded and mixed in Sound Suite Studios (Marseille, France) with Terje Refsnes (Carpathian Forest, Novembre, Gehenna, Destroyer 666) behind the knobs. Brad Boatright of Audiosiege Studio (Corrosion Of Conformity, Nails, Vallenfyre, Beastmilk, High On Fire) took care of the mastering in Portland (Oregon, USA).
The album will be available in:
– digipack CD;
– box CD with jewelcase CD, bullet pendant and armband with band’s logo (limited to 500 numbered copies);
– picture disc (limited to 300 hand-numbered copies);
– transparent white vinyl with red splatter (limited to 150 hand-numbered copies);
– black vinyl;
– digital formats.
Pre-orders are available here.
“Hurt Yourself and The Ones You Love” tracklist:
1- Soulless Upheaval
2- King Of The Undesirables
3- Bad Dreams Come True
4- Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love
5- Mislead The Snakes
6- Dread The Sundown
7- Swallow The Void
Ferdinando “Herr Morbid” Marchisio – guitar, vocals
Andrea “A.” Ponzoni – lead guitar
Alessandro “Algol” Comerio – bass
Kyoo Nam “Asher” Rossi – drums
16.05.2015 – Melna Piektdiena, Riga, LATVIA
17.05.2015 – Kulturos Baras Kablys, Vilnius, LITHUANIA
30.05.2015 – Billar Billy’s, Mexico City, MEXICO
06.06.2015 – Metropol Live Stage, Kiev, UKRAINE
09.08.2015 – Agglutination Metal Festival, Chiaromonte (PZ), ITALY
18.09.2015 – Phoenix Club, St. Petersburg, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
19.09.2015 – Rock House, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
FORGOTTEN TOMB on-line: https://www.facebook.com/Official.Forgotten.Tomb
“Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love” clip: