||Swedish death metallers Miseration have revealed details about their newest album, Tragedy Has Spoken. The cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Pär Olofsson (Immortal, Abysmal Dawn, Immolation, The Faceless) and can be seen below. The first track from the new album will make its online debut on May 9th.
The theme of the third album can be described as sum of the major tragedies of mankind's history. Lyrics for Tragedy Has Spoken have been written by Pär Johansson (Satariel, Torchbearer, The Few Against Many) and band's lead singer Christian Älvestam (Solution.45, Torchbearer, ex-Scar Symmetry), and address the diversity of tragedies. Some of which have taken the guise of accidents or natural disasters, while others were carried out with human hands and intent. Behind all this there is to find an imaginary architect, a fictive entity — something powerful, aware, far above the manmade concepts of good or evil: the nature of tragedy itself.
Musically, Miseration expand their view on forward-thinking, vicious death metal by integrating new instruments to the mix. There still is to find what caused the quality and sustainability of Your Demons, Their Angels (2008) and The Mirroring Shadow (2009), but in 2012 there is more than technical, intricate death metal with a good dose of melody. Tragedy Has Spoken was recorded using 8-string guitars, which gives the wall of distortion a certain distinctive flair. In addition Miseration are incorporating folk instruments such as the Indian harp Esraj, the Persian hammered dulcimer Santur, sawblade, organ, mandolin and piano, as well as Mongolian throatsinging. Music and lyrics are globally and far beyond standard practice, so there is a lot to discover!
Tragedy Has Spoken release dates via Lifeforce Records:
- June 29th: Germany, Austria, Switzerland + Digital
- July 2nd: Rest Of Europe
- July 3rd: North America
- July 4th: Scandinavia