The ferocious new hymn comes by way of the band's soon-to-be detonated "Desideratum" full-length. Produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California, "Desideratum" flaunts eleven fantastically mischievous odes of agony and despair. Declares Decibel Magazine, "the ridiculously consistent Birmingham black metallers are simply one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene. Elite level mind-fuckers. Aural devastators…"
Feel the scorch of third movement "Monstrum In Animo" now playing at Decibel Magazine at decibelmagazine.com
Named, "one of the best bands out there when it comes to evoking horror and terror… a master class in extreme metal," by MetalSucks, "a thrill ride of horrors," by Pitchfork and the, "soundtrack to our demise," by PopMatters, ANAAL NATHRAKH - Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - exists for one purpose: to replicate the sounds of true evil. Forged in fury in 1999, the duo has gained a reputation for expressing precisely that. With both screaming banshee and traditional vocals set against an impenetrable wall of controlled chaos, what ANAAL NATHRAKH manifests is plainly terrifying. Their winding resume includes not only the release of seven critically lauded long-players and an EP but collaborations with such legendary talents as Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle Of Dead Children), Sethlans Teitan (Watain) and more. Combined with rankings among "best album of the year" polls and "album of the month" in the press and cover appearances on revered magazines such as Terrorizer, ANAAL NATHRAKH's position as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is irrefutable. Hallmarked by pulverizing musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, ANAAL NATHRAKH's sound is imbued with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in the metal world.
"Desideratum" will send the Earth crashing into the Sun on October 24th, 2014. In the interim, brave souls can still sample first single, "Idol," now streaming at metalblade.com/anaalathrakh where you'll also find a host of killer preorder packages. Additionally, fans who preorder the record via iTunes will receive a download of "Idol" instantly.
Stay tuned for further ANAAL NATHRAKH developments in the coming weeks.