After having recently wrapped up a successful European tour with Cro-Mags, Washington DC Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH are launching a second single for their upcoming third studio album and Century Media Records debut “Sickness Divine” (Street date: November 29th, 2019) today.
Watch the album’s title track “Sickness Divine” in a video directed by C. Cox / Noncenter here:
RED DEATH’s vocalist/bassist Chad Troncale checked in with the following comment about the song: “Title track of the record. It’s about the internet and the “holier than thou” god complex it enables most humans to indulge in. Hence the line “crucified cancellation just for using your mind”. “Divine” meaning all powerful and “Sickness” meaning it’s all in the mind and on the keyboard. Calling out the internet without using one technological term.”
Also check out the previous single “Face The Pain” in a lyric video by Cloud Music Typography here:
Once more produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sacred Reich) and with cover art by Timbul Cahoyno (The Black Dahlia Murder, Nocturnus A.D.), “Sickness Divine” is a sledgehammer-to-the-skull riff-ride across its 10 annihilating tracks. Here is the standard track-listing for the release:
Red Death – “Sickness Divine”:
- Sickness Divine
- Face The Pain
- Sword Without A Sheath
- The Anvil's Ring
- Sheep May Unsafely Graze
- Path Of Discipline
- (Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains
- Dreadful Perception
- Exhalation Of Decay
The album’s physical release will be available as limited first-pressing Digipak CD with a bonustrack (Misfits cover of “Death Comes Ripping”) and a sticker or as Gatefold LP on 180gr. vinyl with poster.
The pre-order for “Sickness Divine” is available here: https://RedDeath.lnk.to/SicknessDivine
RED DEATH live 2019:
23.11.2019 Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works + Mortiferum
11.01.2020 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom / Evil Beat Vol. II
And many more dates will be announced soon…
Having played shows across North America with the likes of Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste, Exodus, Obituary, Terror and also a European tour with Foreseen last year, RED DEATH are currently working on the final touches of new material for their upcoming third album and Century Media Records debut. The album will be recorded with producer Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip, etc) and is expected to be released later in 2019.
United by a love for “Master Of Puppets“-era Metallica, “Animosity“-era Corrosion of Conformity, Discharge and the best of 80’s Thrash Metal, RED DEATH was born out of a 2013 basement jam session between drummer Connor Donegan (also of Genocide Pact), guitarist Ace Mendoza and frontman Chad Troncale. RED DEATH became an underground favorite with the release of 2015’s “Permanent Exile“ followed by US gigs and tours with the likes of Power Trip and Obituary. With 2017’s “Formidable Darkness“ album and a line-up that saw Troncale assume bass and vocal duties as well as the addition of Enforced guitarist Will Wagstaff, RED DEATH proved themselves a force to be reckoned with as they blasted stages around the world. 2019 saw the band’s return to European stages supporting Cro-Mags as well as the release of their third full-length album “Sickness Divine” via Century Media Records worldwide on November 29th, 2019.
RED DEATH line-up:
(From left to right – Photo by Morgan Parrish)
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Chad Troncale – vocals, bass
Ace Mendoza – guitar
Connor Donegan – drums
RED DEATH online: