Infernalizer, a brand new creature conceived and brought to life by the creative mind of Claudio Ravinale (Disarmonia Mundi) to portray his own take on the heavy metal genre unleashes the debut album "The Ugly Truth", now available as of February 26th via Rockshots Records.
For its release day, Infernalizer is sharing its latest lyric video for the album's title track, which can be heard and viewed at the following link below.
Lyric Video "The Ugly Truth" -
Infernalizer was created by Claudio Ravinale who is best known as the vocalist of Italian death metal veterans Disarmonia Mundi, who have achieved worldwide recognition with their high-octane melo-death throughout two decades and featuring Bjorn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) among their ranks, along with being in other recognizable bands such as The Silverblack, 5 Star Grave and The Stranded.
Heavily influenced by 80's metal acts such as Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Danzig, and Claudio Ravinale's new project Infernalizer relies on the use of gloomy keys and eerie samples, paying homage to more somber gothic rock acts like Type O Negative and The Sisters Of Mercy. Vocally closer to contemporary acts like Rob Zombie and Wednesday 13, the range of influences also includes evocative cinematographic soundscapes that provide Infernalizer's songs with a more solemn and nocturnal atmosphere.
Infernalizer's new album "The Ugly Truth" is 10 tracks to take fans on a roller coaster ride into band founder Claudio Ravinale's own horror-themed amusement park. Providing a modern take on the concept of heavy metal, the full-length features crooning vocals alternated with more harsh yet still melodic tones along with added layers of evocative keys and samples for a solid foundation deeply rooted in an 80s metal sound.
"I'm a child of the 80s that loves horror movies. So as soon as I started to think about how this band was going to sound I really tried to focus on my main influences, the music I've grown up with and tried to filter all these influences giving them a more actual approach. To me, this record is like a Nightmare On Elm Street movie made music: there's the horror part but without forgetting the lighthearted approach." adds Ravinale.
The album was produced by NeroArgento at AExeron Studio (Turin, IT) and mastered at Sterling Sound Studio (Nashville, TN) by legendary Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Ted Jensen (Guns N' Roses, Korn, Pantera, Alice In Chains).
"The Ugly Truth" is available on the following platforms:
Apple Music: https://apple.co/
Music Video - Leaving So Soon? -
Visualizer - In This World or The Next -
1. Night Shift (3:11)
2. The Outsider (3:50)
3. Leaving So Soon (3:46)
4. In Retrospect (3:09)
5. Cruel Intentions (4:05)
6. The Ugly Truth (3:31)
7. In This World Or The Next (3:38)
8. Leave A Scar (2:49)
9. I Don't Wanna Be Me (3:50)
10. Autumn Of Terror (3:50)
Album Length: 35:43