“Worlds Torn Asunder”, the third album from Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 11 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.
WARBRINGER‘s sophomore CD, “Waking Into Nightmares”, also opened with around 2,000 units back in May 2009 to debut at No. 14 on the Heatseekers chart.
“Worlds Torn Asunder” was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SUICIDE SILENCE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X), and features artwork by Dan Seagrave, who designed WARBRINGER‘s previous album cover (in addition to art for bands such as ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION and MORBID ANGEL).
Commented WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill: “The concept behind ‘Worlds Torn Asunder’ was the decline of our existing world at the hands of the human race. The artwork depicts the world literally being torn and we wanted to include the setting in the cosmos along with a darker ‘higher’ force lurking behind the shadows. We had worked with Dan Seagrave before on ‘Waking Into Nightmares’ and were very comfortable with the way he expressed himself. He’s been the artist for many bands we love and are inspired by.”
“Worlds Torn Asunder” track listing:
01. Living Weapon
02. Shattered Like Glass
03. Wake Up…Destroy
04. Future Ages Gone
06. Treacherous Tongue
07. Echoes From The Void
08. Enemies of the State
09. Behind the Veils of Night (instrumental)
10. Demonic Ecstasy
Carlos Cruz (HEXEN) made his live debut with WARBRINGER in Mexico City on March 5 at the Eyescream Festival alongside ASESINO, ANVIL, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.
The “Shattered Like Glass” video can be seen below.
Rather than churn out the “standard” live-in-an-abandoned-warehouse music clip, WARBRINGER decided to give “Shattered Like Glass” a horror movie treatment with help from director Dave Vorhes and actor Don Danielson.
Commented WARBRINGER‘s John Laux: “We are very excited about the latest and greatest official WARBRINGER promo video clip! We had a great experience working with director Dave Vorhes and his team. They used a number of DIY-style tricks to create a very unique and professional environment for the ‘Shattered Like Glass’ video. We had a blast using smoke and mirrors to escape the trappings of another metal warehouse video. The aim is to have a very dark, horror movie kind of feel in this video.”
“Shattered Like Glass” video:
Making of “Shattered Like Glass” video: