The lyric video for the song “Money, Blood, Crucifixus” from Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s sophomore album, “II”, which will be released in October.
The “Money, Blood, Crucifixus” single will be made available on May 31, with an accompanying promotional video directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.
“II” was recorded between November 17, 2012 and January 10, 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich as “much wider than [that of] the debut album; it’s harder, more mature and has more melancholy.”
The following songs were laid down during the “II” sessions:
* Set The Sail
* Divine Justice
* False Flag
* I Am The Plague
* Moscow Morning
* Dead Pilot
* Taste The Mud
* Insane Stays Sane
* Towards The Light
* I Promised You Nothing
* Dead Tomorrow
* Money, Blood, Crucifixus
* A Shelter From Harm
* Give It A Try
Vocalist Jimmie Strimell quit DEATHDESTRUCTION in June 2012 in order to focus on his other band, DEAD BY APRIL. He has since been fired from that group due to his “personal problems.”
Regarding Tony‘s addditon to DEATHDESTRUCTION, the other members of the group said, “Tony is a friend to the band, and he has truly made a mark in the Gothenburg scene with bands like B-THONG, TRANSPORT LEAGUE and MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE. He’s also worked with bands like MNEMIC and the Russian band ICON IN ME.
“Tony has everything we look for in a lead singer and a frontman, so the choice was just so easy when we had to find ourselves a new singer. We’re totally stoked about what he will contribute to DEATHDESTRUCTION! This is going to be so fucking good, people!!”
DEATHDESTRUCTION in 2011 inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. The band’s three-song EP, “Fuck Yeah”, was released in April 2011 and was followed by the group’s self-titled debut album in August 2011.
* Tony Jelencovich (B-THONG, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE) – Vocals
* Henrik Danhage (ex-EVERGREY) – Guitar
* Fredrik “Loppan” Larsson (HAMMERFALL) – Bass
* Jonas Ekdahl (ex-EVERGREY) – Drums