“Thrown To The Lions”, a brand new song from German thrashers DEW-SCENTED, can be streamed using the audio player below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Icarus”, which will be released on July 31 in North America via Prosthetic Records (one day earlier internationally through Metal Blade Records).
Commented DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen: “‘Thrown To The Lions’ is among my personal fave-tracks on ‘Icarus’ and one that we all knew right away would become a good addition for our new live set. This song is viciously straight-forward and comes with some pretty wicked guitar riffing. Lyrically, the edge was to portray the truly barbaric bloodlust in ancient times at gladiator fights and the brutality of the so-called ‘damnatio ad bestias.’ That’s some of the most extreme punishment in history, especially since it was turned into such a public celebration ritual! It’s definitely a gruesome topic that effortlessly supports the heaviness of the song… and the subliminal tortured screams on the second lead-guitar part are quite intense, too!”
“Thrown To The Lions” audio stream:
“Icarus” features guest appearances by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH), Rob Urbinati (SACRIFICE) and Dennis Schneider (RETALIATION, FINAL BREATH).
DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen previously described the “Icarus” main theme as “a modern-times, very apocalyptic adaption of elements of the Icarus myth, using a lot of its symbolism while interlinking with several other personal or observant subjects in true DEW-SCENTED fashion.” While the album — recorded at Soundlodge Studio and produced by Jörg Uken (NIGHTFALL, SUICIDAL ANGELS, GOD DETHRONED) — is not quite a concept album per se, Jensen said “Icarus” “has a pretty coherent lyrical flow, and that helps to enhance and also to intentionally enlarge the atmosphere and vibe created by the music.” The “Icarus” cover artwork was once created by Björn Goosses of Killustrations.
DEW-SCENTED‘s new lineup is as follows (pictured from left to right in photo below):
Rory Hansen – Guitar
Marvin Vriesde – Guitar
Leif Jensen – Vocals
Joost van der Graaf – Bass
Koen Herfst – Drums
The new DEW-SCENTED lineup will play its first shows on July 20 at Metalsplash festival and July 21 at Queens Of Metal festival.
Photo by Ester Segarra