Finally, after having spent most of June in the studio the new album is done and soon ready to be presented to all of you. “The Great Bludgeoning” will be released on the following dates around the world via Napalm Records:
G/A/S, Benelux & ITA: 23.09.2011
Rest of Europe: 26.09.2011
The album is produced, mixed and mastered by our long time friend Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Sick Of It All, Moonspell, Dark Tranquillity) at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, and cover artwork is done by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, who has previously worked with Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad and Mnemic (where he also swings the guitar)… and also did our “Ballet of the Brute”-cover!
The tracklist is as follows:
01. The Killer
03. Smell Of Death
05. The Wail Of My Threnode
06. Resurrect With A Vengeance
07. The Great Bludgeoning
08. Need To Kill
09. Devil In Your Own Hell
We have aimed the new album in a more old-school direction than its predecessor. With people this experienced joining the band it has been a very relaxed and enjoyable process to write the songs, and we have all agreed on the concept. More metal and everything that follows. The cover, the title and the lyrics speaks for themselves. We are an angry-sounding metal band, and we have no intention of denying that. That’s why the cover is more back-to-the-roots and the lyrics are again about aggressions, drinking and hate. The things that HateSphere has always been about. Expect brutality, melody and groove in just the right dose. We have had one hell of a time writing and recording it, and we cant wait to present the album to all of you before long! Within a month or so, we will have the first song snippet and video ready for you – so keep your eyes and ears open.
While in the studio we had time to record a couple of video blogs, so you now have the possibility to get a sneak peak of what it’s like to be in the studio with HateSphere. Check them out here and here. For more videos and behind the scenes footage visit our official Youtube-channel.
We will embark on the Headbangers Ball Tour through Denmark in September with Mercenary and Artillery. Check out all dates and cities here.
In connection with this tour we have organized some special listening parties in co-operation with Danish store “Hi-fi Klubben”, where you can come meet the band, listen to the album and discuss music. More tour dates in support of the album will follow soon as well!