Following their recent announcement of joining Nuclear Blast Records, Southern Californian melodic death mongers EXMORTUS have revealed plans to release their massively anticipated 6th studio album, “Necrophony,” on August 25th. Available for pre-order now, the record 4 years in the making finds the shredders at a new creative peak, re-born in the isolation of the pandemic and wielding a master craft of metallic savagery.
Pre-order “Necrophony” HERE
Today, the band has released the new single and music video for “Mind Of Metal,” which can be watched below.
Conan adds says of the song: “‘Mind of Metal’ is a great compliment to our previous single ‘Oathbreaker,’ in that it has contrasting rhythms and structure, but shares lyrical inspiration by Tolkien. It’s a tribute to the wizard Saruman and other like characters in the legendarium, for their will to power and domination by crafty and industrial means. This song features groove, fast licks, and some of our favorite riffs ever written. Can’t wait to perform it live!”
Commenting on the impending record, guitarist/vocalist Conan says: “‘Necrophony’ was an album title idea for as long as I can remember. This Symphony of the Dead couldn’t be realized for a collection of songs until now. Finally, we have our darkest and most Classically inspired work yet, with artwork by the great Toha Mashudi to match perfectly. We returned to Sharkbite Studios to have the mighty wizard that is Zack Ohren aid us again in forging our metal, and resulted in the finest steel we’re all proud to wield on the battlefield.”
2. Mask of Red Death
4. Mind of Metal
5. Storm of Strings
6. Test of Time
7. Darkest of Knights
9. Children of the Night
10. Beyond the Grave
EXMORTUS will take their shred show on a West Coast tour this month with PALADIN and GRAVESHADOW, starting tonight in Santa Cruz, CA. Tickets are on sale now!
EXMORTUs Tour Dates:
April 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon
April 13 – Eugene, OR – John Henry’s
April 14 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
April 15 – Vancouver, BC – Hyperspace Festival
April 17 – Eureka, CA – Savage henry Comedy Club
April 18 – Sacramento, CA – Old Ironsides
April 19 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction