New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming ninth studio album Kingdom of Conspiracy. The cover imagery was brought to life this time by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN).
“The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their eyes and mouths sewn shut symbolically, showing the chilling of speech and the intentional blinding of the masses,” explains guitarist Robert Vigna. “They all make up the huge ominous structure behind them, which is symbolic of the growing security state as well as our failing structures today, and how they are slowly and methodically consuming and controlling us all. It has a very Orwellian feel to it, which is what we were going for since the album is very dark in a slightly different way.”
In regards to Kingdom Of Conspiracy’s lyrical content he continues: “The album deals with the world today and the slow unraveling and breakdown of our societies and the systems and structures behind them. It speaks of the human side to all this and how we have all lost our way and have fed into these very systems that are slowly coming apart. This is the common thread running throughout the album and the cover paints a very dark picture of the future, where these systems have completely absorbed our world, and our freedoms and we have become a part of the very fabric of these structures that we have created. Each song is a symptom of this mass sickness that has brought the world to the point it is at now, and we paint a very bleak picture of this slow and gradual breakdown and the human failures that sped this process along. This is the Kingdom of Conspiracy.”
The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on 13th May via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION).
1. Echoes Of Despair
2. Keep The Silence
3. Kingdom Of Conspiracy
4. Serving Divinity
5. The Great Sleep
7. A Spectacle of Lies
8. God Complex
9. Bound To Order
10. All That Awaits
For photos of the band in the studio click here.
For a free download of their recent Scion A/V Presents: Immolation – Providence EP visit http://www.scionav.com/collection/808
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