A two-minute YouTube clip containing audio samples of the tracks that will appear on “Crucified”, the forthcoming album from MPIRE OF EVIL (formerly PRIMEVIL) — the band formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Tony “The Demolition Man” Dolan (bass, vocals) — can be found below. The effort will contain re-recorded versions of VENOM tracks from Dolan‘s time with the group.
“Crucified” track listing:
01. Temples Of Ice
03. Kissing The Beast
04. Blackened Are The Priests
06. Black Legions
07. Need To Kill
After completing a successful U.S. tour with drummer Marc Jackson (who replaced Antony “Antton” Lant earlier this year), MPIRE OF EVIL in May announced that Marc had joined the group on a permanent basis.
MPIRE OF EVIL released its full-length debut, “Hell To The Holy”, on March 26 via Scarlet Records. The CD boasts 10 brand-new tracks displaying the band’s infectious and groovy heavy metal assault, conveying Mantas‘ thunderous riffs, a huge rhythm section and Dolan‘s abrasive vocals into a monstrous musical holocaust which will appeal to both old-school and modern metal fans.
Produced by Mantas himself and featuring stunning cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák (ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, GRAVE DIGGER), “Hell To The Holy” is without any doubts a “must have” album for 2012.
MPIRE OF EVIL earlier in the year completed a North American tour with fellow British thrashers ONSLAUGHT.