Australia's savage thrash/death veterans In Malice's Wake proudly announce the first single/video for their upcoming album, The Blindness of Faith. The Blindness of Faith is scheduled for worldwide release on Friday the 13th of November. Presale is now available (see links below).
The video is the title track and opener of the album. Utilizing intense and intimate footage from the band's rehearsal room, this track showcases the bludgeoning darkness that is a prominent hallmark of the album in its entirety. The song is "a sinister and relentlessly pummelling epic of modern yet true thrash metal" says Lochlan Watt from Triple J's The Racket.
The album The Blindness of Faith is a journey into the dark side of religion, narrated by the harrowing In Malice's Wake sound - haunting melodies, an onslaught of classic riffs and drumming and vocals that resonate from the depths of hell. The album is a further push along the extreme path of darkness and brutality set upon by the previous album, Light Upon the Wicked. Recorded & mixed by Chris Themelco at Monolith Studios, and mastered at Panic Room studios - The Blindness of Faith screams with the sonic fire that In Malice's Wake are renowned for. In Malice’s Wake are proud of all that has been achieved on the path so far and are ravenous to break new ground slaying a legion of new listeners in the next chapter with The Blindness of Faith - the strongest album yet. Truly thrash metal as it should be - unholy, destroying sonic fire...
The cover art, painted in oil by guitarist/vocalist Shaun Farrugia, is a reflection of the atmosphere and destruction contained within the 10 tracks on offer.
Shaun Farrugia - Vocals/Guitars
Leigh Bartley - Lead Guitars
Karl Watterson - Bass
Mark Farrugia - Drums
In Malice’s Wake have established themselves as the dominant thrash/death metal force for well over a decade in Australia. Each full-length release has pushed further into darker and heavier territory. The combined trademark riffing style, intense speed, blasts/tremolo picking, and haunting melodies are integral to the recognisable sound of In Malice’s Wake. More importantly, it is the memorable songwriting and originality that the band has become truly renowned for. Each track speaks its own story and stays with the listener long after the album has ceased to play. In the current intensely populated marketplace - great songs is the only currency of value.
In Malice’s Wake have toured Australia and New Zealand and supported many of the greats, including Bloodbath, Destruction, At The Gates, The Haunted, Voivod, Napalm Death, Toxic Holocaust, Angelus Apatrida, Goatwhore, Forbidden, Krisiun and Warbringer. In Malice's Wake regularly headline Melbourne shows and festivals, and the band is renowned for its infamously violent pit and energetic fan base. In Malice’s Wake have a built a ravenous following via an old-school approach – sincere, destructive music and endless live assaults. The live CD-DVD feature that was released “Visions of Live Destruction” was a tribute to the incredible fan base the band have in Melbourne.
In Malice's Wake - The Blindness of Faith
1. The Blindness of Faith
2. Graven Image
3. See the Light
4. Religious Holocaust
5. Unbound Sinful Light
6. Houses of God
7. To Die As One
8. Into the Outer Darkness
9. Ritual Slaughter
Pre-Order the album at Bandcamp or at the band's webstore .