An audio recording of a new song, “La Boca De La Bestia” (Mouth Of The Beast) from veteran California metallers HIRAX captured at band rehearsal on a Zoom H4 digital recorder can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
HIRAX will enter Skull Seven Studio in North Hollywood, California in early June with producer Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P. , ARMORED SAINT, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, D.R.I.) to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a late 2012 release via Black Devil Records.
“El Rostro De La Muerte”, the latest video from HIRAX, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s “El Rostro De La Muerte” album, which was released in October 2010. It was the veteran band’s first full-length since 2004’s “The New Age Of Terror”.
“El Rostro De La Muerte” is a dual-studio effort, combining the skills of two HIRAX producers which the band has worked with on their past three releases. The ten new tracks were recorded and engineered by John Haddad at Trench Studio in Corona, California, and mixed by Andy Haller. The new CD also contains one bonus track from the “Chaos And Brutality” EP, which was previously unavailable in the U.S.
“El Rostro De La Muerte” was made available on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records and is distributed through CMDistro.com. It was pressed in CD and vinyl formats as well as a limited-edition picture disc.
On June 29, 2010 (one day earlier internationally), Season of Mist released a new compilation album from HIRAX, “Noise Chaos War”. Consisting of three thrashing EPs — remastered, remixed and available on CD for the first time — this release also includes a video for “Bombs of Death”, filmed live in Japan in 2009.
Originally signed to Metal Blade in 1985, HIRAX has been at the forefront of the thrash movement for over 25 years. Their music has stood the test of time and their legions of fans continue to grow.
“La Boca De La Bestia” rehearsal (audio):
“El Rostro De La Muerte” video: