New York death metal veterans Immolation have released a new song from their upcoming album Kingdom Of Conspiracy. The album is due out in Europe on May 10th and in North America on the 14th via Nuclear Blast. The band went to old friends Paul Orofino and Zach Ohren to handle mixing and mastering in Millbrook, NY. The duo have also worked with Suffocation and Decrepit Birth in the past.
Kingdom Of Conspiracy will be Immolations ninth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s Majesty and Decay. Guitarist Robert Vigna recently had quite a bit to say about the album artwork and lyrical direction but it’s a little too big to fit here. So…to read those quotes click right here.
Guitarist Robert Vignaon Kingdom Of Conspiracy artwork:
“The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their eyes and mouths sewn shut symbolically, showing the chilling of speech and the intentional blinding of the masses. They all make up the huge ominous structure behind them, which is symbolic of the growing security state as well as our failing structures today, and how they are slowly and methodically consuming and controlling us all. It has a very Orwellian feel to it, which is what we were going for since the album is very dark in a slightly different way.”
In regards to the album’s lyrical content, Vigna says:
“The album deals with the world today and the slow unraveling and breakdown of our societies and the systems and structures behind them. It speaks of the human side to all this and how we have all lost our way and have fed into these very systems that are slowly coming apart. This is the common thread running throughout the album and the cover paints a very dark picture of the future, where these systems have completely absorbed our world, and our freedoms and we have become a part of the very fabric of these structures that we have created. Each song is a symptom of this mass sickness that has brought the world to the point it is at now, and we paint a very bleak picture of this slow and gradual breakdown and the human failures that sped this process along. This is the ‘Kingdom Of Conspiracy’.”