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Black Anvil announce new album ‘As Was’; premiere new song

Black Anvil announce new album ‘As Was’; premiere new song
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‘As Was’ coming January 13th via Relapse Records.

New York City’s BLACK ANVIL return with ‘As Was’, the staggering 50-minute follow-up to 2014’s ‘Hail Death’. Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity BLACK ANVIL have always been known for, ‘As Was’ seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before, ‘As Was’ is a stellar representation of modern black metal, and of BLACK ANVIL‘s continuous progression and songcraft. ‘As Was’ features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain). January 13th, 2017 will see the worldwide release of ‘As Was’ via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital. Stream the band’s new song ‘May Her Wrath Be Just’:

BLACK ANVIL will tour January/February 2017 in support of their new album with black metal legends Mayhem and Inquisition.


‘As Was’ Tracklist:
On Forgotten Ways
May Her Wrath Be Just
As Was
As An Elder Learned Anew
Two Keys-Heres The Lock
The Way Of All Flesh

Photo Credit: Lani Lee

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