Norwegian-American electronic hard rock/heavy metal group, COMBICHRIST, has launched a new track and lyric video, “Skullcrusher”, taken from the band’s impending eighth studio album “This is Where Death Begins”, released today, June 3rd, via Out Of Line Music.
Check out “Skullcrusher” here:
“‘Skullcrusher’ is one of those tracks on the album that makes me just want to destroy shit when we play it live,” said Combichrist founder/vocalist Andy LaPlegua. “It’s all about broken promises, empty words and that nothing lasts forever. But, musically, it’s really the opposite for me. Skullcrusher…it’s a promise I keep.”
An apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, This is Where Death Begins was produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) plus Combichrist’s own Andy LaPlegua and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot). The 15-track album also features guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) and Ariel Levitan (MXMS).
“I finally feel like we came full circle with this album, considering we’re all from the punk rock, hardcore and metal backgrounds,” commented LaPlegua. “After 10 years of electronica in the studio and a full live band, I feel like I captured the live sound and energy. Every style of music that I have done through the last 25 years has some kind of presence on this album.”
This is Where Death Begins is released on CD, deluxe double-CD, double-vinyl and as a strictly limited fan box containing the double-CD plus an exclusive DVD of the Combichrist performance at the Summer Breeze Festival 2015 in Germany.
Pre-order This is Where Death Begins on Amazon.com at this location.
A This is Where Death Begins video trailer featuring audio clips of several new tracks can be seen on YouTube at:
1. We Are the Plague
2. My Life My Rules
4. Exit Eternity (feat. Ariel Levitan)
6. Time Again
7. Destroy Everything
8. Tired of Hating You
9. Don’t Care How You Feel About It
10. Blackened Heart
11. Pay to Play (feat. Chris Motionless)
13. Black Tar Dove Pt.1
14. Black Tar Dove Pt.2
15. Homeward (feat. Ariel Levitan)
COMBICHRIST recently wrapped up a South American tour and will kick off a European tour with Filter next month. The band has also confirmed an appearance at this year’s KNOTFEST on Sunday, September 25 at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, Calif.
Andy LaPlegua – vocals
Joe Letz – drums
Eric 13 – guitar
Brent Ashley – bass
Nick Rossi – drums