UK-based death metal titans ABHORRENT DECIMATION have released their new album The Pardoner today via Prosthetic Records and are streaming it in full, online.
First premiered on Metal Hammer you can now listen to the new album via Spotify.
Vocalist Ashley Scott comments on the new album: “It’s been a real journey these last couple of years and while this record is totally a concept album, it is also the soundtrack to a somewhat troubling, testing and confusing part in all our lives. We persevered and came out the other side. And the result, we feel – is a cohesive and accomplished body of work.”
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.
Pick up a copy of the new ABHORRENT DECIMATION album, The Pardoner, via Prosthetic Records, available to buy now here: http://smarturl.it/AbhorrentDecimation.
Catch ABHORRENT DECIMATION on their forthcoming tour:
28.07.17 - The Faceber, Reading (OFFICIAL ALBUM LAUNCH)
29.07.17 - The Unicorn, London (LAUNCH PARTY)
10.08.17 - The Underworld, London (w/ Whitchapel)
12.08.17 - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
23.09.17 - UK Slam Fest @ Temple Of Boom, Leeds
07.10.17 - Mammothfest, Brighton
20.10.17 - TBC, Glasgow
21.10.17 - Manchester, TBC
31.10.17 - The Fulford Arms, York
05.11.17 - Boston Music Rooms, London
17.02.18 - ChaosFestival, Cardiff