Australian death thrash act TRUTH CORRODED are extremely pleased to introduce the band’s new album Bloodlands through Decibel Magazine.
The album will be released on March 22 through iconic extreme music label Unique Leader Records. The album features guest appearances by a number of notable metal artists such as Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) on ‘I Once Breathed’, Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation) on album opener ‘To The Carnal Earth’, Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index) on ‘Of Open Eyes And Willing Hands’ and Ryan Knight (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) on ‘The Leeches Feed’. Kevin Talley (ex-Suffocation, Dying Fetus) performs drums on the album which was mixed and mastered by producer Chris ZEUSS Harris (Hatebreed, Soulfly)
Commenting on the stream and pending release, bassist and lyricist Greg Shaw offers, “We are very excited to finally bring this album out! To be working with Unique Leader Records on this release is an incredible privilege, I thank Erik for this opportunity and to contribute to his outstanding legacy is an honour. Huge thanks are extended to Jamie, Dan and the team at the label, Chris Zuess Harris, Jack Hartley for going above and beyond, our manager Mark and EMG, Ryan at Apollo, the outstanding contribution from all the guests involved and to all of those who have supported the band over the years or have recently discovered us. Also a HUGE thanks to Decibel for featuring the album!”
Artwork for Bloodlands was designed by Gary Ronaldson at Bite Radius Designs (Napalm Death, Misery Index, Thy Art Is Murder).
Greg Shaw states “The artwork offers an interpretation of the meaning behind the title. At its source Bloodlands refers to the loss of life from conflicts fought over territory in a part of Europe – but for the album title it is more encompassing. It comes from the belief that the blood of the fallen seeps into the land and gives growth to further conflict – an unending cycle. The artwork depicts a deity that feeds upon sacrifice in a scene of conflagration, with depictions of despair and sacrifice. The album by extension confronts a number of issues that surround conflict – nationalism, fundamentalism, displacement and racism.”
Stream Bloodlands in full here via Decibel.
TRUTH CORRODED will be touring Europe from March 24 to April 6 alongside Misery Index, Wormrot and The Lion Daughter (see dates below), Australia in July and the US in September – further dates to be announced.
23 Mar Heidelberg (DE) Heidelberg Deathfest
24 Mar Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau
25 Mar Wien (AT) Escape Metalcorner
26 Mar Brno (CZ) Melodka
27 Mar Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik
28 Mar Kassel (DE) Goldgrube
29 Mar Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
30 Mar Eindhoven (NL) Grindhoven
31 Mar München (DE) Backstage
01 Apr Zürich (CH) Werk21
02 Apr Segrate MI (IT) Circolo Magnolia
03 Apr Genf (CH) Usine
04 Apr Paris (FR) Glazart
05 Apr Sint Niklaas (BE) De Casino
06 AprEssen (DE) Turock