A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, the band featuring Brooklyn, New York native Sal Abruscato — who played drums on three TYPE O NEGATIVE albums (“Slow, Deep Hard”, “Origin Of The Feces”, “Bloody Kisses”), as well as four LIFE OF AGONY releases (“River Runs Red”, “Ugly”, “River Runs Again”, “Broken Valley”) — on guitar and vocals, is putting the finishing touches on its sophomore album for a late spring release via Steamhammer/SPV. The group has once again commissioned famed artist Sam Shearon (a.k.a. Mister-Sam; ROB ZOMBIE, FEAR FACTORY, RAMMSTEIN) to create the artwork for the as-yet-untitled CD.
Regarding the musical direction of A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH‘s forthcoming album, Abruscato states: “The sound has evolved and become a bit more orchestrated. More harmony work has been done on this album, including new elements such as a Hammond B3 organ and piano. To me, the album has an even darker sound and feel than the first one.”
He continues: “The new album is a natural progression in songwriting and vocals yet keeping continuity with the first album musically and artistically. Fans of our first album will find all the traits they love melded with even bigger production and mastering.
“Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound will be mastering the album.”
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH‘s debut album, “And Hell Will Follow Me”, came out last year.
The band made its live debut on February 20, 2011 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey as the support act for MONSTER MAGNET and SEVENTH VOID.
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH is:
Sal Abruscato – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Matt Brown – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Johnny Kelly – Drums
Eric Morgan – Bass
Eddie Heedles – Guitar
For more information, visit www.apalehorsenameddeath.com.