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MISERY INDEX announce new album “Complete Control” and reveal first details!

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(photo credit: Ryan Philipps)

Two decades into their venerable careers, Baltimore Death Metal savants Misery Index are back with their new record, “Complete Control”, to be released worldwide via Century Media Records on May 13th, 2022

“Complete Control” was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren / Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard, which can be seen above.

MISERY INDEX bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton checked in with the following comment about “Complete Control”: “We are super stoked to present our new album ‘Complete Control’ – a pandemic-spawned 9-track opus of vitriolic death metal which draws heavily on our enduring brutal hardcore and grindcore influences. We tracked the album in September and October of 2021, and it was subsequently mixed by Will Putney prior to being mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street studios. The cover features the visceral, uncanny work of visual artist Matt Lombard, which to us hammers home the contradictory forces of control and chaos which define our modern age. The album’s central lyrical themes focus on these competing forces of control and chaos; they interrogate ‘power’ as something that is not always wielded with brute force in the modern age (through violence), but moreso as a control-society where it manifests on a self-governing, individual level. ALSO, we are looking very much forward to hitting the road again this year! Starting with a run of dates with our old friends Origin and Wolf King in North America, leading into festival appearances, a West Coast US tour and an EU headliner coming later this year. Until then, see you all soon and keep hammering the nails!”.

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“Complete Control”, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times Death Metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, “Complete Control” is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed. This is the album’s standard track-listing:

MISERY INDEX – “Complete Control”:
1. Administer the Dagger
2. The Eaters and the Eaten
3. Complete Control
4. Necessary Suffering
5. Rites of Cruelty
6. Conspiracy of None
7. Infiltrators
8. Reciprocal Repulsion
9. Now Defied!

A first single/video off “Complete Control” will launch on Friday, March 11th, 2022 to support the start of the album’s pre-order campaign. Mark your calendars and look out for further details about available album formats and much more coming soon!

In other news, MISERY INDEX will also see their new song “Strategies of Manipulation” debuting as part of the Decibel Flexi Series, coming with the next issue of Decibel Magazine (USA). Check here for more details: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2022/02/05/misery-index-to-release-exclusive-single-strategies-of-manipulation-via-the-decibel-flexi-series/

Most recently, MISERY INDEX announced their first tour across North America for the upcoming new album for May. Dubbed “The Space Control Tour 2022”, the run will feature MISERY INDEX teaming up with Origin, supported by Wolf King and with additional special guests. Here are all next MISERY INDEX live-dates:

MISERY INDEX – Live:
12.03.2022 – Zürich (Switzerland) – Dynamo / Züri Gmätzlets Vol. 1
https://www.mehsuff.ch/2021/10/31/zueri-gmaetzlets-vol-i/

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MISERY INDEX. Origin, Wolf King – “The Space Control” Tour:
06.05.2022 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
07.05.2022 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08.05.2022 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
09.05.2022 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
10.05.2022 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
11.05.2022 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
12.05.2022 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière
13.05.2022 Boston, MA – Sonia
14.05.2022 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar 
15.05.2022 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
16.05.2022 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
17.05.2022 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
18.05.2022 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
20.05.2022 Houston, TX – Acadia
21.05.2022 Dallas, TX – Amplified
22.05.2022 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

MISERY INDEX @ Festivals 2022:
17.06.2022 – Oulu (Finland) – Metal Capital Festival
19.06.2022 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
30.07.2022 – Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
10.08.2022 – Jaroměř (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
12.08.2022 – Obermehler (Germany) – Party.San Festival Open Air
14.08.2022 – Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Metal Festival
18.08.2022 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
And many more dates to follow soon…

Since the early 2000’s, MISERY INDEX have performed over 1400 concerts in 44 countries, sharing stages with the likes of Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Decapitated or EyeHateGod and making them one of the most intense and merciless live-acts of our time. Look out for many more dates across the globe to be announced soon for MISERY INDEX…

In the meantime, feel free to re-visit footage of MISERY INDEX appearing at the Backstage venue in Munich, Germany on March 6th, 2020 as part of the “Campaign for Musical Destruction” alongside label mates Napalm Death and Eyehategod here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJbHZ9ZzqZ

MISERY INDEX – Line-Up: (From left to right on photo)
Darin Morris – Lead Guitar
Adam Jarvis – Drums
Mark Kloeppel – Guitar and Vocals
Jason Netherton – Bass and Vocals

MISERY INDEX – Selected Discography:
Retaliate – 2003
Dissent EP – 2004
Discordia – 2006
Traitors – 2008
Pulling Out the Nails (Compilation) – 2009
Heirs to Thievery – 2010 
Live in Munich – 2013
The Killing Gods – 2014
Rituals of Power – 2019
Coffin Up the Nails (Compilation) – 2021
Complete Control – 2022 

MISERY INDEX- Online:
https://www.miseryindex.com
https://www.instagram.com/miseryindex.official
https://www.facebook.com/MiseryIndex
https://www.youtube.com/c/MiseryIndexOfficial
https://twitter.com/miseryindex

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