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Red Death: A sledgehammer-to-the-skull riff-ride

Red Death - Sickness Divine

The band Red Death started recently on a European tour with Cro-Mags, and will November 29th release their third album Sickness Divine. Washington DC crossover thrashers Red Death`s vocalist/bassist Chad Troncale commented about Face The Pain as follows: «A song about inner strength and taking care of business. Inspired by both bettering myself and listening to Jocko Willink. The objective of this song is to get people to always own up to their mistakes and power through life’s nonsense».

Once again Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sacred Reich) have produced a Red Death album and with cover art by Timbul Cahoyno (The Black Dahlia Murder, Nocturnus A.D.). Sickness Divine is according to the rumors a sledgehammer-to-the-skull riff-ride across its 10 annihilating tracks!

«This is the record we all wanted to collectively make and we feel good about what we did. Whatever aspects we liked from our past material have been fine tuned and amplified. Any new ideas we wanted to bring to the table fit perfectly and now has opened the door for future material. We wanted to create something unique for our time. A crossover record but one that fully establishes Red Daeth as just Red Death and nothing more. A fine balance between what we’ve done and what we needed to do. We started recording with Arthur Rizk in Philadelphia, PA around late May and finished up early August. We are gearing up to tour Europe with the Cro-Mags as well as preparing ourselves for 2020 and beyond. We are beyond excited and can not wait to share what we’ve created with everyone!».

Red Death have played shows across North America with the likes of Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste, Exodus, Obituary, Terror and also a European tour with Foreseen last year. Red Death was once united by a love for Master Of Puppets-era Metallica, Animosity-era Corrosion Of Conformity, Discharge and the best of 80’s thrash metal.

Red Death was born out of a 2013 basement jam session between drummer Connor Donegan (also of Genocide Pact), guitarist Ace Mendoza and front man Chad Troncale. Red Death became an underground favorite with the release of 2015’s Permanent Exile followed by US gigs and tours with the likes of Power Trip and Obituary.

With 2017’s Formidable Darkness album and a line-up that saw Troncale assume bass and vocal duties as well as the addition of Enforced guitarist Will Wagstaff. Red Death proved themselves a force to be reckoned with as they blasted stages around the world.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3458 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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