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29 November 2019
Red Death: "Sickness Divine" album out NOW; Launch video for "(Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains"!
Red Death:  "Sickness Divine" album out NOW;  Launch video for "(Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains"!

Washington D.C. Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH are releasing their third studio album and Century Media Records debut “Sickness Divine” worldwide today.


Therefore a video clip filmed by David Thelen & Norman Heiner during RED DEATH’s recent European tour with Cro-Mags is being launched today for the song “(Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains”: https://youtu.be/Bv7xI9pKCvQ


RED DEATH’s vocalist/bassist Chad Troncale checked in with the following comment about “(Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains”: “I resist life’s oppression and prefer to live my life by my rules. It’s very much a “Robin Hood” minded song. Featuring four lines written by one of my favorite lyricists, Mr. Jason Tarpey (Eternal Champion / Iron Age).



Previously RED DEATH have release the following singles off their new album:


“Sickness Divine” (video)


“Face The Pain” (lyric video)


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” (32:30):



  1. Sickness Divine (04:39)

  2. Face The Pain (03:11)

  3. Sword Without A Sheath (02:37)

  4. The Anvil's Ring (01:33)

  5. Sheep May Unsafely Graze (03:05)

  6. Path Of Discipline (03:39)

  7. (Refuse To Be) Bound By Chains (03:26)

  8. Dreadful Perception (00:50)

  9. Ravage (03:37)

  10. Exhalation Of Decay (05:47)


The album’s physical release is available as limited first-pressing Digipak CD with a bonus track (A cover version of “Death Comes Ripping” by Misfits) and a sticker or as Gatefold LP on 180gr. vinyl with poster.


“Sickness Divine” can be ordered HERE!


Most recently, RED DEATH have announced an extensive North American co-headline tour together with Enforced. See all upcoming dates revealed so far here:


RED DEATH + Enforced live 2020:


Jan 4th - Washington, DC - Songbyrd


Jan 6th - Pittsburgh, PA - Rock Room


Jan 7th - Cleveland, OH - Symposium


Jan 8th - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club


Jan 9th - Nashville, TN - Drkmttr


Jan 10th - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone


Jan 11th - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom / Evil Beat Vol. II


Jan 13th - Santa Fe, NM - The Cave


Jan 14th - Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room


Jan 15th - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe


Jan 16th - Los Angeles, CA - Hi-Hat


Jan 17th - Oakland, CA - Elbo Room Jack London


Jan 18th - Portland, OR - Highwater Mark


Jan 19th - Seattle, WA - Highline


Jan 21st - Boise, ID - TBA


Jan 22nd - Salt Lake City, UT - Gold Blood Collective


Jan 23rd - Denver, CO - Mutiny Info Cafe


Jan 24th - Kansas City, MO - 7th Heaven


Jan 25th - St. Louis, MO - The Sinkhole


Jan 26th - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge


Jan 27th - Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary


Jan 28th - Toronto, ON - Seescape


Jan 29th - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo


Jan 30th - Worcester, MA - Ralph's Rock Diner


Jan 31st - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus


Feb 1st - Philadelphia, PA - TBA


And more dates to be added…


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, 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 proved themselves a force to be reckoned with and 2019 saw the band’s return to European stages supporting Cro-Mags prior to the worldwide release of their third full-length album “Sickness Divine” via Century Media Records.


RED DEATH line-up:


(From left to right – Photo by David Thelen)


Chad Troncale – vocals, bass


Connor Donegan – drums


Ace Mendoza – guitar


Will Wagstaff – guitar


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