Hour of Penance to release new album, Regicide
Italian death metal front-runners Hour of Penance have announced the title of their new album — “Regicide,” a word defined as the act of the killing of a monarch.
Guitarist Paolo Pieri commented:
“‘Regicide‘ revolves around the themes of destruction and rebirth and the killing of the king — be he your own fears, prejudices or dogmas that you build inside yourself to cope with reality. Only by letting go of those illusions and tearing down the walls of ignorance and fear that society, religion and every form of dysfunctional authority you interjected during your life, can you start to rebuild your own path as a free man that has no need for a king.”
Scheduled for release via Prosthetic Records on May 13 in North America (May 12 in UK/EU,May 16 in Germany), the band describes “Regicide” as “a bone-crushing feast for old and new fans…more varied and brutal than everything we’ve done so far.”
Since releasing 2012’s acclaimed “Sedition,” which Decibel lauded as a “hyper-blasting, inhuman, machine-like attack”, the blasphemous quartet have annihilated fans worldwide with their fiery exuberance, playing well over 200 gigs alongside acts including Behemoth, Skeletonwitch, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Devildriver, Psycroptic, Misery Index, Deicide, Belphegor, Nile and more.
Hour of Penance will play their first show of 2014 at the Trondheim Metalfest in Norway this weekend. The band will also be seen at several European festivals throughout the spring, including Neurotic Death Fest (Suffocation, Misery Index, Cephalic Carnage). A list of all of their upcoming appearances can be found listed below.
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HOUR OF PENANCE LIVE DATES
3/8 Trondheim, NO – Trondheim Metalfest
4/25 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
4/26 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
4/27 Liverpool, UK – Lomax
4/28 Leeds, UK – The Library
4/30 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
5/1 London, UK – The Black Heart
5/3 Tilburg, NL – Neurotic Death Fest 2014
5/17 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, IT- Metalitalia Festival
9/7 Valletta, MT – Malta Death Fest