MISERY INDEX launch drum & guitar playthrough videos; Touring in Europe!

(Photo Credit: Misery Index)

Baltimore Death Metal savants MISERY INDEX have recently released their newest album “Complete Control” worldwide via Century Media Records, which managed to enter the official album sales charts upon release in Germany on # 23, in Switzerland on # 35 as well as in the USA as follows: Current Hard Music Albums: # 7, Heatseekers Albums: # 119, Top New Artist Albums: # 12 and Current Album Sales: # 100.

MISERY INDEX continue to promote the new release with a series of recently launched playthrough videos:

“Necessary Suffering” (Drum Playthrough by Adam Jarvis):
Premiere via Vic Firth:

“The Eaters and the Eaten” (Drum Playthrough by Adam Jarvis):
Premiere via Sick Drummer:

“Administer The Dagger” (Guitar Playthrough Edit by Mark Kloeppel):
Premiere via Guitar World:

The previously released singles and promotional video clips for the “Complete Control” album can be seen here:
“The Eaters and the Eaten”:
“Complete Control”:

“Complete Control”, the 7th studio album and Century Media debut for MISERY INDEX, was mixed by Will Putney, mastered by Jens Bogren / Fascination Street studios and features artwork by Matt Lombard. “Complete Control” 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” (33:53) Album:
1. Administer the Dagger (04:52)
2. The Eaters and the Eaten (03:40)
3. Complete Control (03:31)
4. Necessary Suffering (03:39)
5. Rites of Cruelty (04:28)
6. Conspiracy of None (04:48)
7. Infiltrators (02:08)
8. Reciprocal Repulsion (04:35)
9. Now Defied! (02:05)

Next to the Jewelcase CD, LP and Digital versions of the album, “Complete Control” is also available as limited Deluxe 2CD Box Set, containing the studio album as Jewelcase CD, an additional 5-Track Bonus EP entitled “Strategies of Manipulation” in a Slimline Case CD, a black Tote Bag with artwork print, a Button Set with 2 buttons and a double-sided Mini Poster. The exact track-listing for the Bonus EP is as follows:

MISERY INDEX – “Strategies of Manipulation” (13:52) Bonus EP:
1. Strategies of Manipulation (02:04)
2. Supposed to Rot (02:05) (Entombed Cover) 
3. Infiltrators (Instrumental Version) (02:25)
4. The Eaters and the Eaten (Demo Version) (03:41)
5. Complete Control (Demo Version) (03:33)

The album’s LP format comes on 180g vinyl and include a 4page LP-Booklet as well as a Poster in the A2 format. These are the available variants and limitations:
Black LP – Unlimited 
Transp. Red LP – 1100x copies via all US outlets & Season Of Mist 
Clear-Black Marbled LP – 500x copies via CM Distro and Evil Greed (European Bandshop)
Silver LP – 300x copies via EMP     
White LP – 300x copies via Bandshops (IndieMerch / North America & Evil Greed / Europe)
The album can be ordered here:

Having just wrapped up a first North American tour for “Complete Control”, MISERY INDEX are now next visiting Europe for festival appearances this weekend and have also announced a first touring leg for July-August. Here is a list of all upcoming MISERY INDEX live-dates:
MISERY INDEX – Live in Europe:
18.06.2022 Fehrbellin (Germany) – Protzen Open Air
19.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
MISERY INDEX – “Complete Control” European Tour:
30.07.2022 Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
31.07.2022 Leer (Germany) – Zollhaus + Scalpture & Burial Vault
01.08.2022 Dortmund (Germany) – Junkyard + Stillbirth
02.08.2022 Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof + Stillbirth
03.08.2022 München (Germany) – Backstage / Free & Easy + Unearth & Commander (Free entry!)
06.08.2022 Montpellier (France) – Secret Place + Suffocation
07.08.2022 St Maurice de Gourdans (France) – Sylak Open Air
09.08.2022 Vienna (Austria) – Escape Metalcorner
10.08.2022 Jaroměř (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
11.08.2022 Berlin (Germany) – SO36 + DRI
12.08.2022 Obermehler (Germany) – Party.San Festival Open Air
14.08.2022 Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Metal Festival
16.08.2022 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff + Devourment
17.08.2022 Dornbirn (Austria) – Schlachthaus
18.08.2022 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air

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…

(From left to right on photo above by Ryan Philipps)
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 

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