The German powerhouse HEAVEN SHALL BURN were one of the first groups to ultimately shatter the boundaries that stood between the death metal and hardcore genres. Now they have triumphantly returned with Deaf To Our Prayers, which is set for a September 5th release.
The album is a stunning portrayal of sheer aggression and musical technicality that will quickly catch the attention of any extreme music fan. The disc will also contain a bonus DVD featuring a 30-minute live set from last year’s Hell On Earth festival along with “The Weapon They Fear” video clip. With this effort the dynamic quintet have undoubtedly proved once again that they are taking metal in a new direction that knows no limitations.
To check out the blistering new track “Counterweight” click on the link below.
Maik Weichert (guitars) sheds some light on the meaning of the song: “We open-minded and responsible people can think and act for ourselves. We are not going to have our minds surrender to control and manipulation. Maybe some God has given us a brain, so we should use it and not rely on facts prepared by others. We are not against sincere and modern Christians who do good things and love ‘thy neighbour’. Still, some fundamentalist religious organisations like the ‘Jesus Revolution Army’ are striving for power and influence and target society where it is most vulnerable: the youth. Secularisation is one of the greatest achievements of modern societies, and it needs to be defended. We are the Counterweight!”
Deaf To Our Prayers is the long-awaited follow-up to HEAVEN SHALL BURN’s highly acclaimed album Antigone, which was their first release to garner worldwide praise. The new disc was recorded and mixed by renowned producer Jacob Hansen (Mercenary, Raunchy) in Denmark and it quickly evolved into the group’s most brutal offering yet.
HEAVEN SHALL BURN plays with the utmost sincerity and urgency touching upon topics concerning people’s behavior towards the disabled, veganism, war and racism.
The combination of melodic death metal and crushing metalcore has never been delivered with such conviction.