This morning, TheMadIsraeli tipped me to the fact that Dying Fetus had just released a teaser clip for their new album, Reign Supreme, and then I got a press release with more detail about the album, plus I found the album art.
Relapse Records has now confirmed a June 17 release date for the album. According to the release, it will feature nine tracks and is a “return to roots” with “production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works.” Thematically, “the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know.”
The album artwork, as you can see, features lots of skulls, because of course nothing says “metal” like a fuckton of skulls. Or so I’ve heard. Maybe we should put a fuckton of skulls all over NCS. Oh, wait . . . yeah, we already did that. Maybe we need more skulls. Or worms.
Where was I? Oh yeah, the teaser track. It’s less than a minute long, but as TheMadIsraeli noted when he wrote me, it’s long enough to give you rabies. And if you don’t get the full infection from it, Metal Injection recently put up a video of the band performing a new song from the album called “Invert the Idols”, which is an awful nice piece of head-smashery.
So, first up is the teaser clip and then after that is “Invert the Idols”. And then after that is the schedule for the Metal Alliance Tour , on which Dying Fetus appears along with Devildriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, Impending Doom, and Wretched. The tour starts in Joliet, Illinois tonight and runs through an April 21 stop in Houston.
For updates on Dying Fetus, visit their Facebook and MySpace pages.
METAL ALLIANCE TOUR
3/26 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
3/27 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
3/28 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
3/29 Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
3/30 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
3/31 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
4/01 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/02 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/05 Oakland, CA @ The Pound
4/06 Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box
4/07 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
4/09 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/10 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/11 Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
4/13 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
4/15 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/16 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
4/19 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/20 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
4/21 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
May 24 Baltimore, MD Sonar (as part of Maryland Death Fest 2012)
Saw these guys last Thursday and they kicked ass!
NC never seems to get any love from metal tours.. 🙁
Ya dude, I’m a firm believer that their current lineup, as a 3 piece is the best they’ve ever had, though, Destroy the Opp./Grotesque Impalement lineup was also stellar!
This is a band I’ve never really delved into. No particular reason. I’ve seen them live a few times on various package tours, liked what I heard and always meant to listen to their catalog, just never took the time. So, to all you Fetus heads out there, where is a good place to start in their catalog?
My personal opinion is either “Stop At Nothing” or “Destroy The Opposition”.
thanks for the suggestions