Extreme metal titans VITAL REMAINS have posted a devastating new track, â€œHammer Down The Nails,â€? to their MySpace page [www.myspace.com/vitalremains](www.myspace.com/vitalremains). This comes off their highly anticipated new album, Icons of Evil, which is set for an April 24th release. The new offering was produced by the renowned Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) and is a vicious slab of blasphemy that promises to strike fear in the hearts of the masses.
Icons of Evil marks the group's second recording with Glen Benton (Deicide) on vocals. Tony Lazaro (guitars) wrote the entire album and handled bass duties for its recording, while Dave Suzuki once again tracked all the drums and lead guitar parts. There is not enough holy water available to wash away this unholiness.
Drawing from classic â€˜80s metal bands such as Venom, Bathory, Mercyful Fate, Morbid Angel, Deicide and Slayer, VITAL REMAINS based their survival through a DIY, underground approach that earned them a rabid legion of fans. After four full-length releases, the groupâ€™s biggest break came in 2003 as they signed to Century Media and released the genre-defying epic Dechristianize. It was hailed by critics and fans alike as one of extreme metalâ€™s most accomplished and ambitious works that ever garnered mainstream acclaim. The album quickly elevated the band into the death metal elite and was supported by four full U.S. tours, further solidifying their status as one of the genre's hardest-working acts.