SIX FEET UNDER Reveals ‘When The Moon Goes Down In Blood’ Lyric Video

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In celebration of the record’s release on May 10th, the band has dropped a lyric video for ‘When The Moon Goes Down In Blood’, created by Reino Aedmäe who also produced visualizers for ‘Zodiac’ and ‘Blood Of The Zombie’ from Six Feet Under’s “Nightmares Of The Decomposed” offering.

Comments legendary frontman Chris Barnes about the song: “I think all of the songs on the album deal with revenge in one way or another. That’s why the album’s called “Killing For Revenge”. Each song has that as a theme in it, whether it be man against man, or nature against man. There’s a macabre core theme and it’s more straightforward as far as lyrics go and the tone of the storyline really being a lot more horror, and generally speaking, about killing people. My mood is always really just diving into my own imagination and kind of a meditative state of concentrating and listening to the music and letting it lead me into a storyline.”

Adds guitarist Jack Owen, “This was the last song written for the album. Chris suggested something ‘early 1990s.’ I created drum beats reminiscent of early Immolation or Suffocation, where the tempo was somewhere between a thrash beat and a blast beat. Back then we wrote guitar riffs that were simple diminished lines with tons of palm muting, just crunching along with the snare drum. The music was written pretty quickly and I sent it off to Chris and he replied. ‘I got this!’ Boy, did he! It turned out to be possibly the best song on the album. A brutal old-school vibe.”

“Killing For Revenge”, a gnarly beast of a record that’s not for the faint-hearted, dishes up nightmare-inducing imagery courtesy of frontman Chris Barnes via the vocalist’s trademark guttural vocals. Both the album title and darkly detailed red-hued album cover by artist Vince Locke are perfect containers for the brutality within.

“Killing For Revenge” marks the second album that Barnes and Owen have created together since reuniting for 2020’s “Nightmares Of The Decomposed”. Owen also produced “Killing For Revenge”. The chemistry between the five men is palpable. From the opening moments of ‘Know-Nothing Ingrate’, which kicks off the vile proceedings, it’s immediately clear that Six Feet Under focused their energies into something that’s as brutal, lyrically visceral, and musically dazzling as one would hope for from the ground-breaking Tampa-bred death metal lineup. As a special bonus, Six Feet Under also recorded a cover of Nazareth’s ‘Hair Of The Dog’, which appears on all formats of “Killing For Revenge” with the exception of vinyl.

Six Feet Under was initially formed as a side project for Barnes during his final years with the band that he co-founded, Cannibal Corpse. It became the frontman’s sole focus in 1995, coinciding with the release of their debut, “Haunted”. Only Barnes remains from Six Feet Under‘s original incarnation, but the quality has remained remarkably consistent. The current lineup of Barnes, guitarists Owen and Ray Suhy, bassist Jeff Hughell, and drummer Marco Pitruzzella make for a devastating unit.

“Killing For Revenge” features a guest appearance by guitarist Jason Suecof on ‘Neanderthal’ and was mixed and mastered by Chaz Najjar at Badlands Recording in Denver, Colorado. The record is available on CD and digital formats as well as vinyl in the following color variants:

  • 180g Black (US)
  • Clear w/ Red Bloodshot (US)
  • 180g Black (EU)
  • Crusted Blood Marbled (EU)
  • Khaki Brown Marbled (EU – Ltd. 300)
  • Blood Red Splatter (EU – Ltd. 300)
  • Gold “Black Dust” (EU – Ltd. 200)

Pre-order the album HERE.

“Killing For Revenge” Album Artwork


Chris Barnes / Vocals
Jack Owen / Rhythm Guitar
Ray Suhy / Lead Guitar
Jeff Hughell / Bass
Marco Pitruzzella / Drums


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