"Bludgeoning, laden with groove and played with a frightening technical precision, the four-piece have, from within a modern sound, captured the vital essence that made death metal such an important genre." - Metal Hammer
UK-based extreme death metal group ABHORRENT DECIMATION have released their savage new single 'Granted Indulgence', ahead of the release of their sophomore album The Pardoner on July 28 via Prosthetic Records.
First premiered on Echoes and Dust, you can now listen to the new track and watch the lyric video for 'Granted Indulgence' here:
Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the new track: "We are really pleased with how this one came out. "Granted Indulgence" is such a pivotal point in the story too, so it was really important to us that it stood out. In the story, "Granted Indulgence" is the point at which our three men take to the woods in search of "Death". A right horrible git, who has taken the lives of men, women and children in their village. Instead of finding "Death" in the deep dark woods, they find a sea of treasure. It is at this point, the three men, so overwhelmed at this life changing find, they begin to conspire against one another."
Conceptually, the new album is an in-depth exploration into "The Pardoner", English poet Geoffrey Chaucer's most depraved and deceitful character from The Canterbury Tales. "The Pardoner" is a religious fraud and hypocrite who preaches against the love of greed, yet whose own love of wealth enabled him to profit off the sins of others. He claimed to work on behalf of the clergy, selling spiritual forgiveness for one's sins in the form of his pardons, which included forged "official letters" from high ranking church officials absolving one of their sins and bones and crystals blessed with healing powers. In Chaucer's story, "The Pardoner" tells a harrowing tale of three men whose materialism becomes the death of them.
The Pardoner was recorded, mixed and mastered by bassist David Archer at Audio Empire. The intricate artwork for The Pardoner was created by German illustrator Karmazid, based on a visual concept by Vocalist Ashley Scott.
ABHORRENT DECIMATION will release their upcoming dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal album, The Pardoner, on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available now via http://smarturl.it/AbhorrentDecimation.
Catch ABHORRENT DECIMATION on their forthcoming tour:
18.07.17 - The Facebar, Reading (Official Album Launch)
29.07.17 - The Unicorn, London (Launch Party)
10.08.17 - The Underworld, London (w/ Whitechapel)
12.08.17 - Bloodstock Open Air
23.09.17 - Temple Of Boom, Leeds (UK Slam Fest)
07.10.17 - Mammothfest, Brighton
20.10.17 - TBC, Glasgow
21.10.17 - TBC, Manchester
31.10.17 - The Fulford Arms, York
05.11.17 - Boston Music Rooms, London
17.02.18 - ChaosFestival, Cardiff
The Pardoner track listing:
2) Heretic Sacrifice
3) Votive Offerings
4) Granted Indulgence
5) Black Candle Gathering
7) A Glass Coffin Burial
8) The Scythe in the Dark
10) The Pardoner