Death Metal outfit MISERY INDEX are about to embark on their previously announced European tour together with NAPALM DEATH and label mates ROTTEN SOUND. The tour will kick off at the Kulttempel in Oberhausen tonight and a full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
In celebration of the rampage, MISERY INDEX teamed up with Metal Hammer (UK) for the the release of a brief history/tour documentary about these masters of the death-grind! You can watch the documentary in full HERE.
+Napalm Death +Eyehategod +Rotten Sound +Bat
07 Feb 20 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel (Sold out!)
08 Feb 20 Hamburg (DE) Gruenspan (Sold out!)
09 Feb 20 Nuremberg (DE) Der Hirsch
11 Feb 20 Vienna (AT) Arena
12 Feb 20 Prague (CZ) Roxy
13 Feb 20 Leipzig (DE) Werk 2
14 Feb 20 Berlin (DE) Astra
15 Feb 20 Mannheim (DE) MS Complex
16 Feb 20 Antwerpen (BE) Trix
18 Feb 20 Bournemouth (UK) The Old Fire Station
19 Feb 20 Cardiff (UK) Tramshed
20 Feb 20 Brimingham (UK) O2 Institute
21 Feb 20 Glasgow (UK) Slay
22 Feb 20 Leeds (UK) Stylus
23 Feb 20 London (UK) The Electric Ballroom
25 Feb 20 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
26 Feb 20 Saarbrucken (DE) Garage
27 Feb 20 Lyon (FR) Ninkasi Kao
28 Feb 20 Nantes (FR) Warehouse
29 Feb 20 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
01 Mar 20 Biarritz (FR) Atabal
03 Mar 20 Paris (FR) La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04 Mar 20 Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizemann
05 Mar 20 Lindau (DE) Club Vaudeville
06 Mar 20 Muncich (DE) Backstage
07 Mar 20 Zurich (CH) Meh Suff! Winter Fest
08 Mar 20 Cologne (DE) Essigfabrik
MISERY INDEX will be touring in support of their recently released album ‘Rituals of Power’. The artwork, which is created by Raphael Gabrio, and track details can be viewed below.
1. Universal Untruths (2:35)
2. Decline and Fall (4:36)
3. The Choir Invisible (4:26)
4. New Salem (3:24)
5. Hammering the Nails (3:46)
6. Rituals of Power (5:20)
7. They Always Come Back (5:08)
8. I Disavow (4:21)
9. Naysayer (2:26)
The band comment on the album: “‘Rituals of Power’ is a disavowal and warning against the consequences of our so-called ‘post-truth’ age. Each of the 9 songs revolves loosely around this theme, yet each track also stands very much on its own. As an album however, they are all brought to life as one ‘reanimated’ monster; it’s roughly 35 minutes of unhinged, yet cohesive, riff-driven aural ballistics. We were pissed off and on fire during both the writing and recording, and we think it shows in spades. We set out to write the best album we could, based on what we would want to hear first as fans of this music, and we could not be happier.”
MISERY INDEX return furiously with their brand new album, ‘Rituals of Power’! With their sixth full-length, the American icons of hard hitting brutality display the strength of maturity grown out of the experience gained as a relentless touring machine. The general trend of their continuous evolution to incorporate less core elements and move towards classic death metal finds a new high water mark.
When their debut EP ‘Overthrow’ was recorded in 2001 by vocalist and bassist Jason Netherton (ex-DYING FETUS) together with (then) guitarist and vocalist Mike Harrison and drummer Kevin Talley (ex-DYING FETUS), MISERY INDEX immediately charted a course to explore and push the limits of Death Metal and Grindcore, drawing influence from bands like MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, BOLT THROWER and ENTOMBED. The erstwhile project shifted to a full time band when guitarist Sparky Voyles (ex-DYING FETUS) joined.
In 2003, MISERY INDEX unleashed their first full-length ‘Retaliate’, to exceptional reviews and followed by numerous support tours and festivals in Europe and North America. After several line-up changes, second album ‘Discordia’ was released in 2006 with even more touring in its wake. Their third full-length, ‘Traitors’ (2008) reaped raving reactions from both critics and fans and saw the band on the road again until 2009. Then MISERY INDEX dropped ‘Heirs to Thievery’ (2010) like a bomb on the Death Metal masses, shattering all expectations. The album was both a commercial and critical success, elevating the band to headlining slots. During that year, long time guitarist Sparky Voyles was replaced by Darin Morris.
A string of shows and festivals around the globe followed and on the Munich date of ‘Full of Hate Tour’ alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, BEHEMOTH and LEGION OF THE DAMNED, the band recorded their first live album. Released early 2013, ‘Live in Munich’ perfectly epitomized the rawness and ferocity that MISERY INDEX elevated onto a new level with their fifth full length “The Killing Gods” in 2014.
Now with “Rituals of Power”, revolving around the concept of “truth”, MISERY INDEX are back with nine crushing tracks which tackle how ‘truth’ has been constructed and molded throughout history as a means to uphold power, regimes and ideologies. Brace, hold tight and run for cover, the wrath of MISERY INDEX is upon us and they are more furious than they’ve ever been.
Jason Netherton: bass, vocals
Adam Jarvis: drums
Mark Kloeppel: guitar, vocals
Darin Morris: lead guitar
Drum recordings: Mana Studios by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL)
Guitar, bass and vocals: Apollo Audio Alternative by Ryan Mullins
Guitar and bass: Cellblock Studios by Darin Morris
Vocals: Soundwell Studio by Valtteri Kallio
Vocals: Casa Del Muerte by Leon Del Muerte