Great news! Italian technical death metal band Hour Of Penance announced today information about their new album! It's called Sedition, and has a really awesome album cover as you can see. The album is supposed to release on March 27th in North America, oddly a few days before Europe and the UK get it. Which is good for me, but sucks for others. they are also going to tour the US for the first time ever, which might be why they're pushing it here first. Unfortunately none of the tour stops are near me though.
Here's the official statement from their facebook:
"Italian death metal band HOUR OF PENANCE have announced "Sedition" as the title of their Prosthetic Records' debut, and fifth album overall. "Sedition" will be released March 27 in North America, April 2 in the UK and April 6 in mainland Europe. The album was recorded at Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Morabito and is the follow up to 2010's acclaimed "Paradogma" (Unique Leader), which Decibel described as:
"a bludgeoning slab of death metal in the Morbid Angel/Immolation vein...surprisingly catchy machine-gun riffs, blasting drum patterns and the occasional nod to grindcore brethren Nasum and Napalm Death. Gleefully damned...planet-cracking intensity. 9/10."
The band will hit North American shores for the first time the week of release, to support The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile and Skeletonwitch on a full U.S. tour, which includes a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Pre-order the CD on its own or along with a T-shirt or hoodie now at theProsthetic Store. http://tinyurl.com/HOPsedition
See the band live:
3/3 Tilberg, Netherlands - 013 Neurotic Deathfest
3/24 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection %
3/25 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club %
3/26 Minneapolis, MN - Station 4 %
3/27 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge %
3/29 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre %
3/30 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex %
4/02 Seattle, WA - El Corazon %
4/03 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater %
4/04 San Francisco, CA - Slims %
4/05 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues %
4/06 Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater %
4/07 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater %
4/09 Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar %
4/10 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit %
4/11 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live %
4/13 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade %
4/17 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live %
4/18 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts %
4/19 New York, NY - Irving Plaza %
4/20 Worcester, MA - New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium %
% w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Skeletonwitch
Forged in the dark shadows of "The Holy Capital," this most unholy of quartets have steadily been making a name for themselves as one of the most intense, talented and impressive -- both in the studio and live onstage -- modern death metal bands around.
Unleashing a tour de force in maniacal death metal brutality, a celebration of music in its darkest and most inhuman form and with a brand new worldwide signing to Prosthetic Records, HOUR OF PENANCE have ascended to an even greater height of precision and savagery. Every population has its cancer, every movement its enemies. Be the wolf amongst the flock. Embrace the barbarity!"
I'm pretty stoked for this album. In the mean time you can go listen to their older stuff on Spotify. And go like them on facebook.