Shrapnel - New Studio Album Announced, Stream First Single

UK thrashers Shrapnel are unveiling details for their third studio album, to be entitled Palace For The Insane. It will consist of 10 and will be out on 15th May, 2020 via Candlelight Records/Universal Music. Their album was recorded in collaboration with Samuel Turbitt of Ritual Sound Studios. Additionally, Shrapnel share first single "Salt The Earth", available for listening down under.

"We wanted to step out of our comfort zone a little this time round", says lead guitarist Nathan Sadd. "We knew we could pound out 10 relentless thrash songs fairly easily, but we wanted the challenge of writing a really memorable, diverse record. We wanted to write interesting songs. I think we achieved that. The album definitely contains the most memorable and hooky stuff we've ever written, while still being thrashy and brutal."

"We might be experimenting a little more these days, but we never turn our back on our absolute love for thrash. This one shreds harder, its angrier, and at times, it's grittier. It was fueled by an enormous amount of frustration and anger, and a ton of fun too," concludes Nathan. "Thrash is in our blood. And that side of us is going nowhere."

Track listing:

01. Might Of Cygnus
02. Salt The Earth
03. Vultures Circle
04. Cannibal
05. Begin Again
06. Bury Me Alive
07. Turn Off The Lights
08. Infernal Choir
09. The Mace
10. Violent Now, Forever
11. Future Sight
12. Palace For The Insane

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Posted: 23.02.2020 by Abattoir


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24.02.2020 - 00:40
I mean, I get where they're coming from about wanting to be a little more diverse with their writing, but I don't really find this track very memorable. A better example of what they say they wanna achieve would be Jester from their previous album. Still hopeful for a good record though.

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