“Mass Destroyer” is the title of DEMONICAL‘s seventh studio album, set to be released on May 6th, 2022 on Agonia Records. Today, the Swedish death metal unit unveils the album’s specifics, including cover artwork, track listing and touring plans.
With the emergence of the immediate successor to “World Domination,“ the seasoned old-school death-dealers return to their customary record & release schedule, which governs nearly every major output of their demonic catalog. Instead of facing the trails and tribulations of a long creative process, the band indulged in a burst of creativity which followed the release of their antecedent offering, and with expertise worthy of death metal veterans, shaped it into “Mass Destroyer.“
“A huge inspirational boost hit us so why waste time and wait? Just hammer while the metal is hot,” explains the band, as to what seems to be a tried and true process, that already preceded “Hellsworn” (2009), “Death Infernal” (2011) and “Darkness Unbound” (2013). Musically, “Mass Destroyer” keeps to the Swede’s HM2-beaten track, but promises a few twists. “The outcome is here, our seventh full-length and another vicious Demonical assault of Stockholm-style death metal madness and beyond,” the band comments. “Once again and as always, we wanted to crawl back in time and explore the early days of death metal but with traces and hints of various other metallic subgenres.”
What better way to emphasize a ghastly and dusty death metal setting, than adorning it with an old-fashioned packaging and providing real, organic sounding. Mark Riddick (Absu, Arsis) added his gruesome touch to “Mass Destroyer” in designing the fiendish cover artwork. Glashuset and SellnoiseStudios were used for recording with Johan Hjelm and Jonas Arnberg behind the helm, while Karl DanielLiden mixed and mastered the album at his Tri-Lamb Studios. “We worked with the same production team as last time and the result turned out nothing but great,” the band continues. “A dynamic and breathing album we all feel very satisfied and proud off. Can’t wait to destroy the masses!”
1. We Conquer The Throne
2. Sun Blackened
3. Fallen Mountain
7. Cemented In Ire
8. By Hatred Bound
Album formats – including limited editions with bonus tracks – will be announced at a later date, together with the commencement of pre-orders.
The May release of “Mass Destroyer” will see the band head out on a headlining string of six dates in Germany and Czech Republic with Nervochaos and Repuked as support.
“Six Dates of Death” – “Mass Destroyer” album release tour
w/ special guests NERVOCHAOS (bra) and REPUKED (swe)
2022-05-10 CZ Prague – Modra Vopice
2022-05-11 DE Dresden – Chemiefabrik
2022-05-12 DE Bochum – Matrix
2022-05-13 DE Hamburg – Bambi Galore
2022-05-14 DE Rostock – Zwischenbau
2022-05-15 DE Göttingen – Freihafen
Christofer Säterdal – vocals
Eki Kumpulainen – lead guitars
Johan Haglund – rhythm guitars
Martin Schulman – bass
Ronnie Bergerståhl – drums