Full-length album “Born to Fall” due June 24th; pre-orders now available
Southern death metal band GUILLOTINE A.D. – whose music blends the sounds of old-school Florida death metal, Scandinavian black metal, and New Orleans sludge into a wholly unique brew – have unveiled the music video for “Exile,” the newest single from their upcoming second full-length album and M-Theory Audio debut, “Born to Fall.” The visualizer video for “Exile” can be viewed at https://youtu.be/ICNHqf1OQhM.
Pre-orders for CD and digital editions of “Born to Fall”, featuring cover art by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Kataklysm), which hits streets on June 24th, 2022 are available now at www.smarturl.com/guillotinead.
“Musically, ‘Exile’ is a good example of what can be expected from our new album. It has elements of death, doom, and black metal, with a little hook to bring it all together. This song highlights our versatility – we can go fast and we can go slow,” explains bassist/vocalist Adam Miller. “Lyrically, the song tells of a deposed ruler whose people still need his leadership and protection, even though he abused his authority. It’s a metaphor for the complex and sometimes contradictory emotions that define our relationships with each other and ourselves. Raf Ortega once again made an excellent lyric video that visually suits the song and features the amazing cover art painted by Eliran Kantor. Eliran blew our minds with his creation, which is a perfect interpretation of lyrical themes of the album as a whole. It’s meant to be played at crushing volume, so crank those decibels up!”
The early roots of what is now known as GUILLOTINE A.D. first took shape in 2003, when brothers Adam & Lance Miller first formed the band, then known as GUILLOTINE, in their rural southwest Georgia town. The brothers initially grew up on ‘70s hard rock legends such as ZZ Top, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and came of age during the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, cutting their metal teeth on Shadows Fall and Lamb of God. Life saw the brothers soon head on different paths for the next decade, with GUILLOTINE going on pause during that time.
GUILLOTINE was reformed by the brother duo in 2015. Adam & Lance now took inspiration from the classic death metal of Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under, the New Orleans sludge of Crowbar and Eyehategod, and the Scandinavian black metal of Mayhem and early Enslaved. The duo soon followed that reformation with a re-location to Athens, Georgia, where they met drummer Evan Posey. The newly-materialized incarnation of the band became the perfect outlet for the updated direction that their music had taken. The band self-described the motivation of their new sound as wanting “to sound like if Obituary moved to New Orleans and tried to play down-tuned versions of Satyricon songs.”
GUILLOTINE’s self-titled and self-released debut album was released in October 2017. The group soon took their new sound to live stages all over the Southeast United States, supporting bands such as Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, and Hate Eternal. The band also participated in Slaughter Que 2019, which was headlined by acts such as Exodus, Kataklysm, Exhorder, and more. The trio also shared stages alongside fellow rising extreme metal acts such as Cloak, Frozen Soul and Sanguisugabogg.
The band began working on what would become their second full-length in 2019 with producer Matt Washburn (Mastodon, Atheist, Withered) at Ledbelly Studio. The group officially changed their name to GUILLOTINE A.D. in December 2021 and signed with M-Theory Audio to formally usher in a new era for the band along with the release of “Born to Fall,” currently set to hit streets on June 24th. The first taste of the pummeling to be found on “Born to Fall” was unveiled in April 2022 with the lyric video for “Hammer,” which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/B7qQzO6wlkA.
Guillotine A.D. will be performing the following shows with more dates throughout the Southeast in the works.
5/6 – Monstercade – Winston-Salem, NC
6/1 – Sabbath Brewing – Atlanta, GA
More information on GUILLOTINE A.D. and their new full-length album “Born to Fall” will be revealed in the weeks to come by M-Theory Audio and at https://www.facebook.com/guillotine.ad1.
GUILLOTINE A.D. is:
Adam Miller – bass/vocals
Lance Miller – guitars/backing vocals
Evan Posey – drums