Iced Earth julkaisemassa seuraavaa albumiaan kesäkuussa

Vuodesta 1985 asti toiminnassa ollut yhdysvaltalainen heavy metal -poppoo on julkaisemassa seuraavaa albumiaan kesäkuussa. Alunperin ”The Judas Goat” nimellä kulkenut albumi on nyt saanut nimekseen ”Incorruptible” ja sen julkaisu tulee tapahtumaan kesäkuun puolessa välissä. Voit katsoa albumin vahvistetun kappalelistan tästä:

Kappalelista:
01. Great Heathen Army
02. Black Flag
03. Raven Wing
04. The Veil
05. Seven Headed Whore
06. The Relic (Part 1)
07. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
08. Brothers
09. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)

Yhtyeen kitaristi ja bändin pääasiallinen kappaleiden kirjoittaja Jon Schaffer on kommentoinut tulevaa albumia hiljattain Metal Wanille antamassaan haastattelussa seuraavasti:

”They’re all kind of their own thing, but I have a very strong gut feeling about this, and so does everybody in the band, that this is one of the really special ones. So I put it up there with ’The Dark Saga’ [1996], ’Something Wicked This Way Comes’ [1998], ’Dystopia’ [2011] — it’s in that league of records — so it’s really gonna be something special, man. I know musicians always say that, but there is something going on here, so it’s cool. We’re all very excited about it.”

”There is no concept on this record; it’s just ten individual tracks not related to each other. Actually, on ’Plagues Of Babylon’ [2014], it was only the first six that were related to the ’Something Wicked’ story; it was like a zombie apocalypse within the ’Something Wicked’ framework. But this album, it’s just ten individual songs. We have one called ’Clear The Way’, which is about the Irish Brigade at the Battle Of Fredericksburg — very tragic, actually — but that’s a big epic, like ten minutes; and then we have one called ’Black Flag’, which is a pirate song. It’s quite a… I think I pulled it off pretty well with the lyrics, to be able to tell such a big story in a very short amount of time. I think it’s gonna be a highlight of the record. And then on [the last European] tour, [we opened] the show with a new song that will be the opener on the album — it’s called ’Great Heathen Army’ — that’s got a Viking kind of a vibe to it. So there’s a lot of different things, and none of it’s really related. There’s one called ’Raven Wing’… I can’t really think of all of them righ now… ’Seven Headed Whore’ — that’s one that’s actually pretty brutal; it’s like a total kick in the balls. But, you know, there’s a lot of varied emotions on this, and it’s cool stuff, man.”

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