With the release of their sophomore album ‘Delirium’ fast approaching, the Calgary-based thrash quartet HAZZERD have unveiled the record’s breakneck opening track, “Sacrifice Them (In The Name Of God)”. The song is now streaming on Spotify, Bandcamp and other digital platforms now.
Says drummer Dylan Westendorp, “’Sacrifice Them (In The Name of God)’ is about extreme religious cults that take things too far to please their so-called God. This song is not about religion as a whole, but those people who take the idea of faith to the extreme – people who hunt down and kill innocent people because their God told them to. Musically, this song is one of our favorites, as it incorporates heavy, fast, melodic and intricate sections. It’s sure to please the thrashers out there!”
“Sacrifice Them (In The Name Of God)” is the third preview track from ‘Delirium,’ HAZZERD’s M-Theory Audio debut. It follows “A Tormented Reality,” which received its world premiere on Ross The Boss’ Gimme Radio program (and was subsequently hailed by Metal Injection as “rip-roaring… leaves absolutely no survivors in its wake”), and “Victim Of A Desperate Mind,” a lyric video for which can be seen at this location: www.smarturl.it/hazzerd
‘Delirium’ – which is available now for pre-order on CD, cassette and limited-edition blue/green haze colored vinyl – was mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic (Into Eternity) and features cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch). The band will celebrate the album’s release with a couple record release shows where they will perform live on January 24th in Calgary at The Dickens and January 31 in Edmonton at the Starlite Room . The group’s next hometown show will take place alongside Flotsam and Jetsam on May 26.
Fans and members of the metal media can learn more about HAZZERD’s influences by watching this short video, in which the group’s members discuss four albums that left a lasting mark on them and inspired them when writing ‘Delirium’: