On April 19th the Chicago-based extreme metal band Opium Death will release a debut album named Genocidal Nemesis. It’s an angry album, focused on hubris and its role in the downfall of humankind. The album’s cover art itself draws on this theme. As the band’s bassist/vocalist Donald Nadzieja explains:
For the significance of the album artwork, to us, it represents hubristic suicide, self-end caused by something you were foolishly convinced was a good thing. Obvious heroin reference but the guy on the needle was addicted to money and power. It is a common theme that happens throughout the album and we thought this represented that very well.
As you’ll see, this theme surfaces in the second single from the new album that we’re premiering today. Its name is “The Condemned“.