New York death metal veterans IMMOLATION have set “Kingdom Of Conspiracy” as the title of their ninth full-length album. The follow-up to 2010’s “Majesty And Decay” will be released on May 14 in North America, both digitally and physically, via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION).
“We are really looking forward to getting the new CD out there to the fans,” commented IMMOLATION guitarist Robert Vigna. “I don’t think they are going to know what hit them after they hear this one! ‘Kingdom Of Conspiracy’ is one intense and miserably dark record!”
For photos of the band in the studio, click here.
Catch the band on the Decibel Magazine Tour this spring with CANNIBAL CORPSE and NAPALM DEATH.
Asked if he agrees with the opinion that the divide between death and black metal is artificial and that these styles are simply two sides of the same coin, IMMOLATION bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan told MetalSerbia.com, “I think so. Because if you really look at it, we all came from the same roots. We were all inspired by the same bands. If you talk to us, and you talk to MARDUK, and you talk to, maybe, the IMMORTAL guys, you talk to AVERSE SEFIRA, whoever you talk to, we all were inspired by the same bands. It’s just different interpretations. We took that and we all went in our own directions. But it’s all extreme metal, it’s all very dark. I’ve heard people say that we kind of crossed the boundaries between death metal and black metal. If you had to put us in a genre, I would consider us definitely death metal, but I can see where we would appeal to black metal [fans], because our sound is very unorthodox for death metal, definitely very dissonant, very dark, and very bleak. So I totally understand that connection, and I agree with that. I think we all came from the same starting point, so it makes sense.”
“Majesty And Decay”, was released in March 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 29 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.