The Wretch, the new album from US doom metal band The Gates Of Slumber, will be released on May 10th through Rise Above Records/Metal Blade.

One of the new songs on the album, called "Coven of Cain", has been made available for streaming exclusively at Decibel Magazine.

Recorded during the cold British winter of 2010 at London's Orgone Studios and produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Angel Witch), The Wretch sees The Gates Of Slumber pushing its trademark blend of skull-crushing riffs and pounding rhythms to new heights and marks a return to the slower all-out doom tempos of the group's early albums combined with "true doom metal" lyrical themes.

Commented frontman and founding member Karl Simon: "This record is frustration and disappointment put to music. No heroics this time, no swords; no sorcery. No fantasy. That stuff is OK; it's fun... whatever, but we don't feel it these days. This one is all about others let you down almost as much as you let yourself down. It might not make sense to you, but then you probably only have the last two records as a digital download. That, or your world is summed up by someone else's soundbite."

The Wretch tracklist:

01. Bastards Born
02. The Scovrge Ov Drvnkenness
03. To The Rack With Them
04. Day of Farewell
05. Castle of the Devil
06. Coven of Cain
07. The Wretch
08. Iron and Fire

Band profile: The Gates Of Slumber
Posted: 26.03.2011 by Abattoir


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Clintagräm - 26.03.2011 at 06:04  
Oh god, that's nasty. Can't wait for the Slumber.
BudDa - 26.03.2011 at 09:47  
I too can't wait for this..
Black Conundrum - 26.03.2011 at 20:24  
Seems awesome and pretty downtrodden.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.03.2011 at 12:31  
Can't wait for it. But will finally be seeing them for my first time (somehow Icould never make their gigs when they were over and when I did make last year's Roadburn to finally see them an Icelandic vulcano decided it was not to be) at this year's Roadburn in two and a half weeks time.

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