Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose – to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since 1999, they have gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things – and now, with their new album, ‘The Whole of the Law‘, Anaal Nathrakh has reached the very height of their twisted powers. Due out October 28th via Metal Blade Records, ‘The Whole of the Law‘ marries all of the two-piece’s trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. For a preview of the album, the new single, ‘Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion’, can be streamed via Rock Hard Germany HERE!
The first single, ‘Depravity Favours the Bold’, can be heard at: metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh – where ‘The Whole of the Law‘ can be pre-ordered as well in different formats!
Uniquely hallmarked by breathtaking musical intensity, inventiveness and breadth, married with mercurial, misanthropic and sharp intelligence, Anaal Nathrakh‘s sound is imbued with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in metal. Hailed as “terrifyingly heavy and fierce” (Decibel Magazine), “a master class in extreme metal” (MetalSucks.net), and “…a thrill ride of horrors” (Pitchfork.com) for their previous eight albums and EP, Anaal Nathrakh has out-done themselves with ‘The Whole of the Law‘, a sandblasting assault similar to the experience of a demented ocular surgeon operating on one’s head while riding a rollercoaster through hell. Simultaneously fresh and their most mature creation to date, ‘The Whole of the Law‘ will surely earn accolades from fans and media alike, once again. See below for the official track-listing!
‘The Whole of the Law‘ Track Listing:
1. The Nameless Dread
2. Depravity Favours the Bold
3. Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion
4. We Will Fucking Kill You
5. …So We Can Die Happy
6. In Flagrante Delicto
7. And You Will Beg for Our Secrets
9. On Being a Slave
10. The Great Spectator
11. Of Horror, and the Black Shawls
12. Powerslave (Bonus Track)
13. Man at C&A (Bonus Track)
Before the release of ‘The Whole of the Law‘, Anaal Nathrakh will embark on a worldwide tour, which includes their first headlining shows in Japan! See below for all remaining dates.
Anaal Nathrakh Tour Dates
Oct. 21 – Rasnov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme fest
Nov. 1 – Utrecht, Netherlands – De Helling
Nov. 2 – Hasselt, Belgium – Muziekodroom
Nov. 3 – Groningen, Netherlands – Simplon
Nov. 4 – Oberhausen, Germany – Helvete
Nov. 5 – Selestat, France – Rock Your Brain Festival
Anaal Nathrakh lineup:
Mick Kenney – guitars/bass/programming
V.I.T.R.I.O.L – vocals